Survive & Save - Bronze Core and Awards

Core

This is the first life saving award and is designed to introduce you to the the skills you will be developing.
It consists of:

  • Self survival float techniques
  • How to enter the water
  • A timed swim 50m in 1 minute
  • First aid topics such as; bleeding and shock
  • Learning how to deal with and cope with an emergency

Beach

This is your first beach water experience and is designed to introduce you to the beach environment.
It consists of:

  • Learning about tides, cliffs, offshore winds and waves
  • A 5 minute clothed survival swim
  • Learning how to swim through waves to keep yourself safe
  • A initiative rescue where there are 2 casualties
  • Learning Throwing, Reaching and Wading rescues

Sport

This is your introduction to the world wide sport of life saving.
It consists of:

  • Backstroke manikin carry
  • Sidestroke manikin carry
  • Speed rope throws
  • Clearing obstacles
  • Swimming underwater

Stillwater

This is your first still water experience and is designed to introduce you to the lake environment.
It consists of:

  • Learning how to stay safe around inland water sites
  • A 5 Minute Clothed Survival Swim
  • Develop the use of the defensive feet up position in a real life scenario
  • A initiative rescue where there are 2 casualties
  • Learning Throwing, Reaching and Wading rescues

Medallion

This is your first experience of real life saving in the pool and is designed to introduce you to the pool environment.
It consists of:

  • Learning about safety near water in swimming pools and near the sea
  • A 5 Minute Clothed Survival Swim
  • Learning the defensive feet up position to protect yourself from casualties
  • A initiative rescue where there are 2 casualties
  • Learning Throwing, Reaching and Wading rescues