Bronze Medallion

The Aquatics and Marine Studies class braved the cold and rough conditions at Elwood beach to undertake the practical component of their Bronze Medallion assessment.

The Bronze Medallion certifies the recipient as a qualified lifesaver, teaching aquatic rescue techniques and personal survival skills. 

Students undertook a theory component, covering safe water practices; survival in the water; self-preservation; recognising an emergency; assessment before and during a rescue; priorities for rescue; CPR theory; acceptance of responsibility; use of bystanders; emergency care and contacting emergency services, as well as a practical component, including a timed 400m swim in less than 13 minutes, a timed rescue tow, and demonstrating survival and rescue skills, spinal injury knowledge and management abilities, rescue initiative and resuscitation including effective CPR. 

Congratulations to Thomas Bradshaw, Brie Bartleet, Luca Bauer, Luke Hope-Ockleford and Joshi Sello for passing the swim component on their first attempt in vile conditions!