Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross Surf Courses - April 2022


April 05 - 12, 2022


Lifesaving Society


Shandy Kariatsumari


*Courses will take place from April 5th through 7th, with an additional day on the 12th* 

Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion, as our flagship certification, teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for Assistant Lifeguard training in Bronze Cross. 

Prerequisites: Age 13+ or Bronze Star Certification 

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safety supervision. 

The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as Assistant Lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.

Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion Certification 

Tofino's Bronze Medallion & Cross courses will take place outdoors on various Tofino Beaches, therefore wetsuits are required. Attendees will build leadership, rescue, and water skills in and around the surf to receive national certification through the Lifesaving Society.

How to register:

Please contact instructor Shandy Kariatsumari for more information and registration.