What exactly
is the Bronze Medallion?

The Bronze Medallion certification is one of the first steps necessary to becoming a lifeguard. It consists of 12 hours (more or less) of pool time, in addition to the final test.

Earning this certification allows holders to work as an assistant lifeguard around the pool. This certification also allows holders to move on to the Bronze Cross levels, the second stage to becoming a lifeguard.

Obtaining Bronze Medallion

To take this course, certain perquisites are mandatory:

  • Applicants who are 12 years old must have obtained the Bronze Star Certification in order to take the training.
  • Applicants 13 and older at the time of taking the exam must possess the skills and knowledge of the Junior 10 level of the Red Cross Swim program.

The Red Cross Junior program is broken down into 10 levels. Junior 10 is the last level of the program. Generally, each level is its own course and represents about 12 hours. But with Aquado, these levels go by more quickly thanks to our at-home one-on-one or small group lessons!

What You Will Learn from
Aquado’s Bronze Medallion Course

By taking the Bronze Medallion course, you will obtain a complete understanding of the four main pillars to lifeguarding: Judgment, knowledge, skills and physical fitness. You will learn how to identify the different types of swimmers, how to work in a team and how to further your skills to ensure the safety of people in situations of distress.

Since lifesaving by nature takes place in crisis situations, the relationship you develop with the victim is very important for facilitating lifesaving techniques. In your course, you will learn how to calm such a person and how to take control of the situation.

At a technical level, the elements taught are:

  • Carrying and towing techniques: how to get somebody in distress out of the water as quickly and safely as possible;
  • Defense and de-escalation techniques: how to protect yourself as a lifeguard in a situation where the person rescued becomes dangerous or agitated.

Learning and developing these course components will allow you to be prepared to lend assistance, whether it’s to conscious or unconscious victims.

Bronze Medallion
with Aquado

Join the Aquado team, have fun and, most importantly, learn essential elements for getting your Bronze Medallion certification.

Our master-swimmers travel to your house to teach you the basics of lifeguarding and swimming in the comfort of your own pool. You and your friends can choose the time for each of your lessons. Don’t wait — contact Aquado today!

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