The Bronze Club

Bronze Medal Awards

Ability is the only prerequisite to Bronze Star. If you're a good swimmer, Bronze Star provides challenging training for your body and your brain. Become a stronger swimmer. Develop problem-solving and decision-making skills. Learn CPR and the skills needed to be your own personal lifeguard.

Every swimmer should earn the Bronze Medallion as it will open the door to lifeguarding and teaching in aquatics. Bronze Med. is required for all aquatic leadership positions.

Candidates who hold Bronze Star may take the revised Bronze Medallion regardless of their age. Otherwise, candidates must be 13 years of age.

You need Bronze Cross certification to become an assistant lifeguard. Bronze Cross is the prerequisite for all advanced training awards in lifeguarding and teaching.

Candidates who hold Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid may take the revised Bronze Cross regardless of their age.
Those taking the old Bronze Cross must hold Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid (or Senior Resuscitation).

Bronze Star is designed to deliver high-performance training for skilled preteens. The first level of our Bronze medal family, Bronze Star is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion.
Prerequisites: Ability is the only prerequisite! Prior training in our Canadian Swim Patrol program is an advantage.

THE BRONZE MEDALLION teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education -- judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn both tows and carries, and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers learn to respond to increasingly complex situations involving conscious and unconscious victims with an obstructed airway. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for the Bronze Cross Award.
Prerequisites: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).

Application for recognition of foreign certifications and prior experience