Prior to becoming a Surf Lifesaver you must complete your Bronze Medallion. Over an 8 week course, usually starting in October and February, you will be provided with the skills and knowledge to be able to participate in Life Saving operations, join a patrol team at Avalon Beach and gain a nationally recognised qualification. SLSNSW Vaccination Policy | Effective 1 February 2022, SLSNSW require that all participants aged 13 years and older must be vaccinated prior to enrolling and commencement of any course.
Course Structure & Duration | Approximately 8 weeks with 2 weekly sessions typically held each Sunday 11.00am – 1.00pm (normally at Avalon Beach) and either Tuesday or Wednesday evening 7.00pm – 9.00pm (at Avalon Beach SLSC). Please wear clothes suitable for water activities and bring goggles etc for swimming. You must be at least 15 years of age to complete your Bronze Medallion. Learn more
Prerequisite Swim | Participants must swim 400m (16 laps of Avalon Beach pool) in nine (9) minutes or less. This swim will be conducted prior to enrolment in the course. Surf Life Saving Australia regulations require all members in training for the Bronze Medallion to wear a Hi Viz fluoro vest when training in the ocean. This vest can be fluoro yellow, green, pink or red.
Bronze Medallion Course Fees – 2021/22 season | All course participants must become members of Avalon Beach SLSC BEFORE undertaking their Course or proficiency swim.
|Bronze Medallion Course Fee – $180
Course Fee (includes club access fob deposit and mask)
|Online subscription to course content – $10
avail from App Store – SLSA Publications
|Hi Viz vest – $31
|plus Membership fees|
|Membership fee is an additional $80 if aged 18+ and free for members aged 15-17. If you’re not yet a member apply to join on line and follow the prompts.|