Life Saving

The Club is affiliated with Lifesaving Victoria and offers recognised life saving qualifications for beginners at Primary School age through to seniors Award of Merit.

These hands on programs aim to provide an introduction to emergency management for all environments (home, beach, pool, school).

Our Lifesaving program runs all year round and we offer courses in:

  • Bronze Star (min. age 10)
  • Bronze Medallion (min. age 13, inc. updates)
  • Bronze Cross
  • Resuscitation (inc. updates)
  • Oxygen Resuscitation (inc. updates)
  • Award of Merit
  • Distinction
  • Junior Instructor

Knowing CPR and what to do in an emergency situation is very important when you are spending a lot of time around a pool, but CPR and other Lifesaving skills are also useful if you ever need to use it out in the community.

— Don’t just assume that someone else will know what to do —

CPR is listed as Resuscitation in these forms. Pool and land based training occurs in Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Award of Merit and Distinction. There is no pool work for Resuscitation and Oxygen Resuscitation.

If anyone needs to update their qualification, please let us know and we will arrange a time to do so. You don’t have to be a club member to do these sessions, so if you know anyone who is not in the club who would want to do this, they are welcome to participate.

During the winter period, all pool based Lifesaving programs are now conducted at the Latrobe University Pool, Bundoora. When the Greensborough Pool is open in summer, pool based Lifesaving is run there.

Please note that for awards from Bronze Medallion upwards you must be 13 yrs old and able to swim 400 meters. Bronze medallion update courses are also available to keep your award current. The lower awards are suitable for primary school children.

Resuscitation courses of approximately four hours are available for persons over 13 years of age. This is a great opportunity for parents to learn CPR.

Please note lifesaving is open to all club members and non-club members who wish to participate and who fulfill the above requirements.

For any Membership Enquiries please fill out the Contact Us form.

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