Titahi Bay scoops awards
Nick Mulcahy’s not in it for trophies, but he says it’s nice to know he’s doing a fine job.
The Titahi Bay Surf Life Saving Club member won instructor of the year at the Capital Coast Awards of Excellence, held at Plimmerton Boating Club on May 23. The event recognised the best officials, teams, volunteers and coaches in surf lifesaving in the lower North Island.
It follows up Mulcahy being named lifeguard of the year in 2014.
‘‘I’m honoured and proud,’’ he said of the award, ‘‘especially as there are fantastic examiners and instructors in the Wellington area. We don’t go into this [surf lifesaving] to win awards, but it’s nice to walk away with it.’’
Mulcahy’s duties at the club include prepping members to pass tests to become lifeguards, upskilling them on all facets of the job, teaching first aid and running community projects.
He said the Titahi Bay club was in great spirits, with dedicated members and volunteers keeping it humming.
‘‘It’s going very well across the board, from excelling in terms of service to the community to the surf sports. The club has been building very well these past few years and we’re seeing the fruition