A homecoming party, which included the Mayor and High Commissioner of Australia plus five national titles, and Maranui picked up where they left post-war competition. Nelson Shield team: P Malthus, A Pritchard, J Hatchwell, E Raven, D Evans, N Sellen. Cambrian Shield: J Hatchwell. Senior Four Man: A Pritchard, E Raven, J Hatchwell, E Kelliher. Junior Beltman: N Gray. Junior Four Man: N Avery, N Gray, L Jackson, R Oliver.
National titles. Nelson Shield team: J Clark, P Malthus, J Hatchwell, D Evans, A Pritchard, N Gray. Junior Six-man: W Lidstone, R Hatchwell, B Oliver, F Cooke, N Avery, F Jacobsen. Junior Four-man Alarm: W Lidstone, N Avery, F Cooke, R Hatchwell.
Most of the local swimming and life-saving was cancelled in this year because of a polio outbreak.
National titles: Senior Four-man Alarm: J Hatchwell, L Jackson, J Clark, V Baird. Senior Beltman: W Dyson. Senior Beach Relay: J Clark, L Jackson, P Aldous, V Baird.
The year the first Australian team visited New Zealand and three Maranui men were selected for NZ; J Clark (captain), D Evans, R Oliver.
National titles: Senior Beltman: J Clark. Surf Teams: J Clark, R Oliver, D Evans, M Haxton.