Program registrations will be online by September 20, 2022 at


Bronze Star

Plus Basic First Aid With CPR-A

Lifesaving SocietyBronze Star is the pre-Bronze Medallion training standard and is strongly recommended as preparation for success in the Bronze Program. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners.

Pre-requisite: 11 years of age

Bronze Medallion

Plus Emergency First Aid With C-B

Bronze Medallion develops physical fitness, decision-making and judgment skills in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers demonstrate stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for all advanced lifesaving awards. Must be able to complete a 500m timed swim.

Pre-requisite: Bronze Star or minimum 13 years of age by the last day of the course.

Included in your registration is the Canadian Lifesaving Manual (reg. $47.70 plus tax), as well as certification fees for Medallion and Emergency First Aid ($28.35)

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork, and use of special equipment. Candidates must be able to complete a 600m timed swim.

Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion , and Emergency First Aid with CPR-B.  Award does not need to be current.

Required: Canadian Lifesaving Manual $50 if you didn’t get it when you did your Bronze Medallion course (elsewhere).

Please Note:

  • Original pre-requisite certifications must be presented at the start of each course.
  • Bronze courses are based on continuous evaluation. Unsuccessful candidates are required to retake the full course.
  • We do not offer the Standard First Aid with CPR-C course, which is a pre-requisite for the National Lifeguard Service certification.
  • Attendance is 100% mandatory for all Leadership Courses


Fall 2022


# of classes




York Student Member



Bronze Star

*includes BFA w/CPR A



5:45 – 7:45 pm

Oct. 20 – Dec. 1

no class
Nov. 24


includes exam
& cert fees


includes exam
& cert fees

Bronze Medallion

*includes EFA w/CPR B

6 + exam Fridays 5:30 – 9:00 pm Oct. 21 – Dec. 2
Exam: Dec. 9
no class
Nov. 4

includes exam & cert fees and CLM manual


includes exam & cert fees and CLM manual

Bronze Cross offered in Winter 2023 TBA

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