British Columbia and Yukon high school students can use Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross certifications for credit toward high school graduation.
Bronze Medallion: Challenges the candidate both mentally and physically. Judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness- the four components of water rescue form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for Assistant Lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.
Bronze Cross: The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as Assistant Lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.
National Lifeguard Pool & Airway Management and Oxygen Administration:
Must be 15 years of age, hold a Bronze Cross (need not be current), and hold a current Standard First Aid with CPR-C/AED by last day of course. The National Lifeguard Pool certification is designed to develop the fundamentalvalues, judgment, knowledge, skills and fi tness required by lifeguards. The National Lifeguard course emphasizes the lifeguarding skills, principles and practices, and the decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision in swimming pool environments.