THERE are now a lot more qualified lifesavers to patrol beaches after a group of 70 had their final bronze medallion assessment at Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club.
Candidates came together from Mandurah, Secret Harbour, Port Bouvard and Coogee clubs. They have spent the past six to eight weeks doing the bronze medallion training in preparation.
Training for the bronze medallion involves both theory and practical sessions.
During the final assessment, the candidates were required to demonstrate the following skills: 200m run, 200m swim, 200m run in under eight minutes; radio operations; basic first aid; 10 signals; lifts and carries; board and tube rescues; spinal management, and resuscitation and defibrillation.
All four clubs now have a new group of newly qualified bronze medallion lifesavers.