Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Prerequisites: Bronze Star or 13 years of age
Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures and team work. Lifesavers learn how to rescue a spinal-injured victim and a victim with no pulse.
Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion, Standard First Aid
National Lifeguard develops basic lifeguarding skills, principles, and decision making. This helps lifeguards evaluate and adapt to different aquatic facilities and emergencies. Successful completion certifies participants to work as a lifeguard afterwards. Prerequisites: 16 YEARS by the course end date, Bronze Cross and Aquatic Emergency Care or Standard First Aid. All prerequisites MUST be met BEFORE the class start date.