David joined Taylors Mistake in 1978 and competed for the club in predominantly rescue and resuscitation events, and was for many years a member of the Nelson Shield winning team as well as 4-man R&R titles. Dave has been a long serving member having grown up in the bay while staying at the family bach on the Row. He has been on the club committee and served as club captain and president. He also produced the club newsletter for nearly 10 years in the 1980s and has produced the club’s Annual Report (the ‘little green book’) every year since 1989.
He has remained an active member in the club and is part of an Ocean swim team regularly entering the Ocean Swim series and traversing Taylors beyond the wave line.
As an architect, Dave is assisting the club with designs for our new building. David received the SLSNZ Innovation award for his design of the Woodend Surf Club Patrol Tower, a design resembling a deck chair in patrol colours. Dave is a member who is “in it for life” and continues to actively support Taylors Mistake and Surf Life Saving.