Bronze Medallion (Canada)

The Bronze Medallion is the second step towards the lifeguarding certification in Canada. The award is part of the Lifesaving Society's Bronze series of awards. It teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. It is the prerequisite for Bronze Cross;[1] Standard First Aid with CPR-C and 16 years of age are the prerequisites for National Lifeguard Service. The Bronze Medallion endurance swim requirement is 500 meters (550 yd) in 15 minutes using any combination of strokes.[2]

Bronze Medallion
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Bronze Medallion Logo
Awarded forCandidates who successfully complete the Bronze Medallion program.
Sponsored byLifesaving Society
Date1896 (1896)


Lifesaving Society's Bronze Medallion program began in 1896 as Canada's first lifesaving certification program.[3]


The Lifesaving Society requires Bronze Medallion candidates meet the following prerequisites (award may be expired):[4]


  1. ^ "Bronze Medallion | Lifesaving Society - BC and Yukon". Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Lifesaving Society: Bronze Medallion" Retrieved on 4 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Lifesaving Society | Bronze Medallion History". Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Lifesaving Society | Bronze Medallion". Retrieved 25 January 2016.