Mulc­ahy the top in­struc­tor

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now, with great ju­nior pro­grammes and lots of new life­guards.’’

Twenty-two life­guards qual­i­fied at Ti­tahi Bay in the past 12 months, bring­ing its stocks up to more than 50.

Although it is now win­ter, Mulc­ahy said train­ing would con­tinue, es­pe­cially in the in­flat­able res­cue boats.

Prepa­ra­tion for sum­mer starts sev­eral months be­fore the open­ing day in Novem­ber and De­cem­ber.

Mulc­ahy lives in Welling­ton, but said he en­joyed the com­mute and loved the wel­com­ing feel of Ti­tahi Bay.

In more good news for Ti­tahi Bay at the awards, the club’s open men’s boat crew won team of the year be­cause of its dom­i­nant form in New Zealand over sum­mer.

The crew was Jono Boyd, Jor­dan Tyrrell, Chris Mid­dle­ton, Brett Hamer and sweep Wil McDow­ell.

Mean­while, Ti­tahi Bay’s Marty McDow­ell has been con­firmed in the New Zealand Black Fins squad for the in­ter­na­tional surf res­cue chal­lenge in Australia in Septem­ber. It is a gath­er­ing of the world’s best life­savers and is held ev­ery two years.

Events in­clude Iron­man, surf race, surf ski, board re­lay, beach flags, beach sprints, tube res­cue and beach re­lay.

Wil McDow­ell with the sports team of the year tro­phy.

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