Course availability and book

Cost £40.00

  • 1 day or 2 x 3 hour session course (please check availability for course timings)
  • Recap on FSRT skills and coaching in multi person crafts for groups
  • Can be used to revalidate BC UKCC Level1 and above coaching qualifications
  • Must have BC FSRT and BC 2 star

This course is for anyone who is BC 2 star or above, who would like to have a recap on the FSRT (Foundation Safety Rescue Test) skills and coaching aspects in multi person crafts for groups.

The great thing about this course is it recognised by the BC as a CPD (Coaching Professional Development), therefore it can be used to revalidate your BC UKCC Level 1 and 2 coach qualification (which need to be revalidated every 3 years).

Session 1

FSRT refresher - a recap on recommended safe practice and coaching points of safety & rescue skills. An opportunity to try other options for rescuing swimmers and boats. Practice with a variety of craft: to include canoes, single kayaks, sit-on tops, lightening’s etc. There will also be the chance to refresh your throwing skills. This session is for everyone to come to share and practice their skills and knowledge.

Session 2

Coaching in multi person craft for groups- This session looks at using rafted canoes and large canoes to introduce paddling skills to a wide range of children and adults, including those with additional learning needs. It will focus on group and individual coaching and appropriate activities through effective communication, team building and fun. Safety and good rescue techniques will be incorporated alongside coaching techniques

Pre requisites

  • 16 years of age
  • Have BCU 2 star
  • Have BCU FSRT
  • Must bring a wetsuit/dry suit as you will be spending a lot of time in the water during all in rescues.

What to bring

  • Pack lunch
  • Weather appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Note pad and pen

Where to go

Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre
Home Park Road
Wimbledon
SW19 7HX

We recommend using public transport to get here.

Driving

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 wimbledonpark@merton.gov.uk

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.

Cancellations

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.