Volunteer surf lifesavers undertaking training through their local Surf Life Saving Clubs for the Bronze Medallion.

This is usually the first step towards become a patrolling member with Tugun SLSC.

This award is open to all members over the age of 15 and involves training in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care, anatomy and physiology.

The Bronze course is usually run over a period of six to eight weeks, involving both theory and practical sessions. There will be both land and water based activities included in the training.


  • ​Must be 15 years of age at date of final assessment
  • Have completed a 400m swim in less than nine minutes in a pool not less than 25mtrs in length (must be completed prior to training in surf or deep water).
  • Financial member of the Club

​A reasonable level of fitness is required to undertake this course as it involves regular run/swim/run components as well as rescue scenarios using various rescue equipment in the surf, all of which are assessed at the end of the training course.

Course duration is usually over a 6-8 week period.