Update on Daily Lifeguard Patrols - 12th Jan 2017

Update on Daily Lifeguard Patrols

Despite 2016 being labelled as the hottest year since records begun this hasn't transferred through to settled weather for the public to enjoy Dunedin's iconic beaches.

Our regional lifeguards, employed by the Dunedin City Council to provide lifeguard services on weekdays during the school holidays have had a challenging time due to the changeable weather and at times large Southern Ocean swells.

The last few days have seen more consistent conditions, with the weather improving the beaches are starting to get busier and according to our Head Guard, Ossian Woods 'the lifeguards are loving being able to share the beach with increased numbers of the public these last few days'.

When demand hasn't been as high for our lifeguards, they've been busying themselves with further training so when the weather encourages more users to the beach they are ready to provide a top quality service.

As well as overseeing lifeguard duties at St Clair, Ossian is also Head Coach of our junior training squad and these athletes are training everyday, rain, hail or shine to acheive their sporting goals. The first competition for our juniors is the 28th of January with Otago Champs at Kaka Point the following week; ultimately they are building up to National Champs at Mount Manganui in March.

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