No one is a born surf lifesaver. Surf lifesaving is a learned skill. It takes a committed individual to undertake the theoretical and practical study needed to gain the basic award of the Bronze Medallion. But the rewards of this investment are truly worthwhile – knowing that you have the expertise to help others and maybe save a life!
Alan Whelpton (AM) Past President, Surf Life Saving Australia
Patrolling the beach is the underpinning priority for members in any Surf Life Saving Club. Patrols have priority over and above all other club activities including surf sports events. At Eimeo, active bronze medallion holders have an obligation to fulfill all their patrolling duties. SRC holders must do at least five full patrols in their first year as an Active Cadet and full patrols in subsequent years.