Bronze Medallions awarded in Warmun

15 November 2019
Warmun Remote Community Swimming Pool recently welcomed several people from surrounding communities such as Halls Creek and Frog Hollow, who visited Warmun to participate in a Bronze Medallion course that was being held at the pool.

Eight participants undertook the course to obtain their full Bronze Medallion for the first time, with an additional participant completing a requalification of their Bronze Medallion qualification together with the group.

The course was presented by Susan Reeve, a Royal Life Saving WA Aquatic Trainer, who was also in town to deliver swimming lessons to the local school children as part of their school swimming program.

group of students next to a pool at a bronze medallion training courseThe Bronze participants were assessed on their swimming and survival skills, as well as aquatic rescue skills such as rope throws, reach rescues and rescue tows. The students had to demonstrate and perform search and rescue techniques, immobilise a suspected spinal injury correctly and demonstrate their rescue initiative for various scenarios.

The Royal Life Saving Bronze Medallion program has been operating for over 100 years and is considered the pinnacle of lifesaving awards in the community. Skills learnt through the program are highly regarded, with holders of the Bronze Medallion recognised as having gained the minimum standard as a qualified lifesaver. This was made possible through the support of Lotterywest.

To find out more or enrol in a Bronze Medallion training course, visit the link below.
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