Joined OCC: August 20, 1952
Elected to Winged “O”: March 28, 1988
Water sportsman extraordinaire Tim Guard joined the Outrigger Canoe Club in 1952 and participated in surfing, swimming, canoe racing, paddleboard racing and kayaking over the years. He won his first championship at age 16 when he was the Hawaii Junior Surfing Champion.
Tim was involved with the canoe racing program for more than 25 years and served as the chair of the Canoe Racing Committee. He also served as Head Coach in 1978.
As a paddler he was on 12 State Championship crews, including the Senior Men, Open 4 and Masters. He raced in 17 Molokai to Oahu canoe races, including the first place crews of 1965, 1975, 1977 and 1979. He was on the winning Masters crews in 1984 (third overall) and 1987 (ninth overall). He was on three record breaking crews in the Molokai race.
Tim has also paddled in other distance races which have provided wins and records in both the Open and Masters Division.
In paddleboarding, Tim competed in many races and is a past holder of the Club record in the 10,000 meter event for masters men.
He was Club Captain in 1983. Tim served as chairman of the Paddleboard Committee in 1986-1988, which put on three paddleboard races each year—the Summer Surf Race, the Cline Mann 5,000-meter race and the Winter Ocean 10,000-meter race.
Tim was a competitor in the Club sponsored Ocean Triathlon, winning the masters division for four straight years (1984-1987) and setting the record of 1:17:31. An outstanding kayaker, Tim competed regularly in the masters division in races, placed often in the top ten and kayaked in the Molokai to Oahu race.
Guard has been active in a variety of leadership positions with the Club. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 1972 and served as Coordinating Director for Entertainment in 1972 and 1973; was coordinating director for Public Relations in 1974; Building and Grounds, 1975; Athletics, 1976; and House, 1977. He was re-elected to the Board in the 1990s and served as President of the Outrigger Canoe Club in 1996-1997.