Participants enrolled in Bronze Medallion will learn a variety of different lifesaving techniques and skills. An elementary skill to lifesaving is throwing a buoyant aid to a troubled swimmer. In this component of Bronze Medallion candidates will demonstrate accuracy in throwing buoyant aids. Participants must throw a distance of 8 meters placing the aid within 1 meter of the centre of a target three times out of four. The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate accuracy in throwing buoyant aids. The material posted on this page is for information purposes only. To learn lifesaving techniques and skills take a Bronze Medallion course through the Lifesaving Society.
To successfully complete this Bronze Medallion component candidates must:
- Throw the aid within 1 meter of centre of the target.
- Have a accuracy of hitting within the above range 3 out of 4 times.
- This activity can be performed on land but preferably on a aquatic setting.
- A volunteer or human target should not be used.
- Candidates should aim in front of the target as the intent is for the aid to land within grasp of the victim.
- Candidates will have the opportunity to use a variety of different aids with or without lines.
- Underhand throwing is strongly recommended.
To successfully complete Bronze Medallion participants have to have the skill of throwing accuracy. This is a crucial component of Lifesaving as a rescuer must be able to successfully use a throwing aid.