Bronze Medallion Certification

 This up coming 2024 swim season, The Manitou and Community Swimming Pool will be offering the Bronze Medallion Certification!
 ***In order to enroll in this course, the participant must be at least 13 years of age. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, feel free to contact us! 
Course Prices  Dates
 Bronze Medallion $220.00

June 20th (online); 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

June 22nd (in person); 10:00 am - 4:30 pm 

June 22nd (in person); 10:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Please note : some classes may be expected to be done using online applications (i.e Zoom)
Bronze Medallion : At a Glance  

 Test item  Description
 Lifesaving SocietyDemonstrate knowledge of the Lifesaving Society and awareness of its training program opportunities. 
 Drowning Chain of Survival
Demonstrate knowledge of the Drowning Chain of Survival. 
 Rescue process Demonstrate knowledge of the Ladder Approach and the Rescuer’s Checklist and how the rescuer uses them in decision-making. 
Cold waterDemonstrate knowledge of the dangers of cold water immersion and risk to the rescuer in cold water rescues. 
 Self Rescue a) Wearing a long-sleeve shirt and long pants, demonstrate (safely) a disorienting entry and swim 15 m. Remove and inflate pants and form a huddle for 1 minute with two or more others. 
b) Wearing clothing, simulate self-rescue techniques for cold water and moving water. 
 Swimming and Lifesaving Strokes a) Swim 25 m or yd. each of: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke. 
b) Swim 25 m or yd. each of: head-up front crawl, head-up breaststroke. 
c) Swim 25 m or yd. each of: whip kick, eggbeater, scissor kick or inverted scissor kick. 
 Victim Recognitiona) In the water, simulate the appearance of a weak swimmer, a non-swimmer, an unconscious victim, and an injured victim. 
b) Recognize the difference between a weak s 
Entries and Removals a) Demonstrate three entries with aids and three entries without aids. 
b) With the assistance of an untrained bystander, demonstrate the removal of a conscious and an unconscious victim. 
Defenses and Releases a) In ready position, demonstrate ability to scull forward, backward and sideways for 60 seconds. 
b) Demonstrate three defenses from the front, side, and rear and three releases from the front, side, and rear. Assume a ready position and communicate verbally after each defense and release. 
Tows and Carries a) Demonstrate the use of three towing aids: tow a passive victim 15 m with each aid.
b) Demonstrate three assistive carries and three control carries: carry a passive victim 15 m with each carry. 
Search Demonstrate an effective shallow water search. 
 Submerged Victim RecoveryDemonstrate recovery of an unconscious victim from deep water: surface and carry victim to a point of safety 5 m distant. 
Drowning ResuscitationOn a manikin, demonstrate single-rescuer adult, child, and infant drowning resuscitation including ability to deal with complications 
Rescue DrillEnter the water and swim head-up 25 m or yd. to contact a passive victim or manikin located at the surface and carry 25 m or yd. 
Endurance ChallengeSwim 400 m within 12 minutes (400 yd. within 11 minutes). 
 Risk Assessment and ResponseWhile modelling safe personal behavior, conduct a safety assessment of an aquatic environment and its activities. Identify and remove hazards where applicable and intervene in unsafe activities where appropriate 
Rescue 1 - from landPerform a low-risk, non-contact rescue from land of a weak or tired swimmer located no more than 10 m away. 
Rescue 2 - open waterPerform a non-contact rescue of a tired or weak swimmer or non-swimmer in open water with a towing aid or craft. Approach 20 m or yd. and tow 20 m or yd. to safety. Rescuer performs appropriate follow-up procedures including treatment for shock 
Rescue 3 - non-breathing victimPerform a rescue of a non-breathing victim located at the surface in deep water, 5 m from point of safety. Remove victim and perform CPR on a manikin.