So now you have your Bronze Medallion, what next?

There are many Awards you can do. These Awards will make you a more rounded Surf Life Saver plus provide you with very useful life skills that you may unexpectedly need to call on at home, the office, at school, on holidays, etc.

Long Reef plans to run an Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Course in February, dates to be confirmed. The aim of the course is to provide participants with more advanced skills, knowledge in the application of oxygen, airway management devices (OP Airways), automated external defibrillators, during resuscitation and in a variety of emergency situations.

Why would I do this course, aren’t these covered in the Bronze training? This course takes your skills to the next level. You will learn advanced techniques with the use of equipment that aims to improve patient survival rates.The course will run for one evening, plus one full day.

There will also be another Bronze Medallion/SRC Course which will start on 30 January 2019 with the proficiency swim taking place on 19 January at a venue to be advised. Bronze candidates will need to swim 400 metres within 9 minutes and SRC candidates 200 metres within 5 minutes.

In the meantime please feel free to ask questions ( The course will be held on Wednesday evenings (at the club for 2 hours and we refer to this as the Dry) and Sunday mornings (on the beach for 2 hours and we refer to this as the Wet) and we’ll take 8 weeks to train the crew before an assessment late March (20th or there abouts).

Please register your interest for either course by emailing Justin @, thank you. For the training calendar please click here and please let me know if there are any other Awards you’d like to attain.

Justin Utteridge, Chief Training Officer, Long Reef SLSC

(photo: the latest group of SRC candidates celebrating their award)