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Bronze Awards

Bronze Star

Bronze Medallion

Bronze Cross


These awards are all offered at the below times and are recommended for swimmers that completed Lifesaving Patrol Awards.

*Make up classes are not available for Bronze awards

Havergal College Pool

Bronze Star 

Saturday:    5:30pm – 6:15pm (Fall/Spring)

                      4:45pm – 5:30pm (Winter)

Thursday:    7:45pm - 8:30pm (Fall/Winter/Spring)

Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross 

Tuesday:      7:45pm - 9:15pm (Fall/Winter/Spring)

Thursday:    7:45pm - 9:15pm (Fall/Winter/Spring)

Saturday:    5:30pm – 7:00pm (Fall/Spring)

                      4:45pm - 6:15pm (Winter)

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Bronze Star

Recommended for children 11 – 13 years old

* usually done after Star Patrol

Course: $375


Award: Bronze Star


Bronze Star is the first level of our Bronze Family. It is an excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Bronze Star is designed to deliver high performance training for skilled pre-teens. Students develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and with partners. They also learn CPR and develop confidence and the lifesaving skills.

NOTE: This Award is prerequisite for Bronze Medallion for students that under 13 years old.


Bronze Medallion

Recommended for children 13 and older

* usually done after Bronze Star Award

90-minute class

Course: $450 (Including Canadian Lifesaving Manual and exam fee) 


Awards: Bronze Medallion


The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Medallion Award teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defense and release methods in preparation for rescues of conscious and unconscious victims. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim.




Bronze Cross (Taught together with Emergency First Aid)

Recommended for children 14 and older

* Must have Bronze Medallion Award

90-105 minute class

Course: $450 (Includes exam fee) 


Awards: Bronze Cross


You need Bronze Cross certification to become an assistant lifeguard. Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. We teach this award together with Emergency First Aid due to a large overlap of information. 


* Bronze Cross Recert Information: Please call the office at 416.636.5023

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