Mulcahy the top instructor
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.