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Cost £85 per person (min 4 to run, max 6)

  • 1 day course
  • Provides key safety and rescue skills
  • Must have BC explorer award (old BCU 2 star) or paddle to that standard
  • For enquires please contact

The BC FRST is designed for all paddlers irrespective of craft to teach simple and safe skills that can be applied to all situations. The course has two purposes:

  1. To provide the paddler with necessary skills which will ensure the safety of them and others
  2. To provide the paddler with the rescue skills which can be used to help themselves and others in difficulty.

This course is a prerequisite for the BC Paddlesport Instructor.


  • 14 years of age
  • Must have BC explorer award (old BCU 2 star) or paddle to that standard
  • Must bring a wetsuit

What to bring

  • Pack lunch
  • Weather appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Must bring a wetsuit
  • Note pad and pen

Where to go

Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre
Home Park Road
SW19 7HX

We recommend using public transport to get here.


Sat nav post code SW18 5NW takes you to McCluskey's newsagents, on the corner of Revelstoke Road and Elsenham Street, just outside the park.

There is a small pay-and-display car park by Revelstoke Road, but it is often full.

Free car parking is also available at the Wimbledon Park Road entrance (sat nav SW19 6PE). It is a slightly longer walk across the grass to the Watersports Centre.

For more details email

During the Wimbledon Tennis Championships there is no vehicle access to Wimbledon Park for dropping off and collecting. These parking restrictions may be enforced before the start and after the end date of the championships. Please check the All England Lawn Tennis website for specific traffic restrictions.


Courses will only run if sufficient numbers are booked, a full refund will be given if a course is cancelled by the Council.

No refunds or alternative times/dates will be given.

Courses will run regardless of weather conditions; refunds will not be given in the event of bad weather.