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Open Water Grey Medallion

Information for Delivering a Successful Open Water Grey Medallion Program

Open Water Grey Medallion Program

This practical program encompasses many aspects of lifesaving, including survival techniques, RIP current awareness, aquatic exercise and basic emergency care including resuscitation. These are transferable skills, that can be utilised on the beach, in a pool environment and in the broader community.

Background of Open Water Grey Medallion Program
People aged 45-64 recorded the highest age specific fatal drowning rate in 2017/18. This demographic has featured prominently in the last five Victorian Drowning Reports with a 71% increase in drowning rate of 65-year old’s witnessed in 2018/19.

Target Audience
Targeted at members of the public aged 55+ years, we invite grandparents, retirees and people eager to learn new skills and meet great people. All abilities welcome – beginner to experienced.

OWGM Program Offerings

OWGM Introductory Program

3 hour program covering;

  • Dry Water Awareness – Self Survival and Assisting Another
  • RIP Awareness and Danger

Upon completion participants receive an Introductory OWGM Program Certificate

OWGM Intermediate Program

3 x 3 hour Sessions (1 x Water Session);


Program Outcomes;

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Understanding the various types of waves
  • Identify rips and currents
  • Recognise various beach types
  • Self-survival techniques
  • Demonstrated Surf Skills including:
    • self-survival techniques
    • surf swimming; including entries
    • basic rescue skills
  • Understand DRSABCD

Upon completion participants will receive an Intermediate OWGM Program Certificate

OWGM Advanced Program

5 x 3 hour sessions covering (3 x Water Sessions);


Program Outcomes;

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Understanding the various types of waves
  • Identify rips and currents
  • Recognise various beach types
  • Manage Marine Envenomation injuries
  • Self-survival techniques
  • Identify and understand Hazard signs
  • Demonstrated Surf Skills including:
      • surf swimming; including entries
      • body surfing
      • basic rescue skills
      • water rescue techniques and self-safety
    • Perform patient retrieval and support while using equipment
    • Understand DRSABCD
    • Perform basic patient management techniques
    • Recognise temperature related illnesses

Upon completion participants will receive an Advanced OWGM Program Certificate and Medallion

Expression of Interest

Expression of Interest

For those who are interested in being part of the Open Water Grey Medallion Program, please complete the following Expression of Interest form:
Open Water Grey Medallion Expression of Interest Form

For further information or to register call M&LD on 03 9676 6945 or email membershipandleadership@lsv.com.au

Public Courses

Public Courses

Life Saving Victoria will be delivering the Intermediate OWGM Program and the Advanced OWGM Program, both commencing on Friday, 14 February, please register via the following link – https://lifesavingvictoria.wufoo.com/forms/zvowv5p0jkzqjk/

For more information or to find out which Clubs are also delivering courses, please call (03)9676 6945 or email nmembershipandleadership@lsv.com.au 

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