Bronze Cross (Canada)

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Bronze Cross
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Awarded forCandidates who successfully complete the Bronze Cross program.
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The Bronze Cross is a certification in water rescue that is the mainstay of the lifesaving training offered in Canada, and awarded by the Royal Life Saving Society of Canada. Before one can take the Bronze Cross course, the Bronze Medallion (Canada) is required.[1] With Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid certification, one can be an assistant lifeguard in some provinces.[2] For National Lifeguard Certification or to become an Instructor, a current or expired Bronze Cross and current Standard First Aid certification are required. The Bronze Cross endurance swim requirement is 600 metres in 18 minutes using any combination of strokes.[3]


The Lifesaving Society requires Bronze Cross candidates have obtained the following certifications, which may be current or expired:


  1. ^ "Bronze Cross | Lifesaving Society - BC and Yukon". Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Lifesaving Society | Bronze Cross". Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Lifesaving Society | Bronze Cross". Retrieved 25 January 2016.