Join us for a game of volleyball with a great group of people. Enjoy a fun 2-hour workout while playing volleyball, and improving your skills. Participation is at–your–own–risk, and by participating you consent to our standard waiver/release of liability (see registration form).
Location & schedule may vary on South Whidbey School District early release or non-school days. Please check with coordinator for schedule updates.
Dates: Tue, Apr 12 - Jun 14
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Location: Langley Middle School Gym
Coordinators: Mike & Amber O’Brien (360) 661-4545.
Adult Drop-In Basketball
Come out and play a pick-up game of basketball with your peers. Refine your skills, get in shape, and Hoop It Up!! These programs are free, but donations are appreciated and support our Youth Basketball Scholarship fund. Participation is at-your-own-risk, and by participating you consent to our standard waiver/Release of liability (see registration form).
Dates: Mon/Wed, Apr 11 - Jun 1*
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Location: SW High School Main Gym, Auxiliary Gym or Middle School Gym*
Coordinators: Nick Welles
(360) 320-1187 and Louis Muniz (360) 969-1028
Fee: FREE but donations accepted
*Schedule & locations vary frequently. Please check with coordinators for schedule updates.
Adults & Youth Ages 12+ with an Adult
Learn to play golf in a relaxed non–competitive environment. Keepers of the Game member Bob Brown will run this four–week golf program for new golfers, those wanting to tidy up their skills, and those returning to the game. Includes three sessions on the full swing and one on-course lesson (1-3 holes), giving you the opportunity to learn this lifetime sport. Classes will take place rain or shine. This program fills up, so register early! Min 4/Max 6 per session
Date/Time: Sat, Apr 30–May 21 | 9am–9:50am*
Instructor: Bob Brown
Location: Island Greens Golf Course, 3890 E French Rd, Clinton
*Participants will need to purchase 3-4 tokens for balls. These can be purchased for $3 at Critters & Co at Ken’s Korner or Clinton Foodmart. Participants will also need to pay the discounted green fee of $7 (bring exact change) for the final day.
First Aid & CPR
Youth ages 14+ and adults
In this course, you will learn and practice how to effectively recognize and respond to medical emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical services arrive. These skills include American Heart Association CPR (for adults, children, and infants), First Aid, and use of an AED. Those who successfully complete the course will earn their AHA CPR/FA card. Min 5/Max 25
Date/Time: Sat, June 18 | 9am start
Location: SWPRD Rec Center, Room 125
Instructor: Jon Gabelein, Firefighter, EMT, AHA instructor and Coupeville School District teacher
Orienteering for Adults
The enjoyment of knowing where you’re going!
Adults Ages 18+
Land Navigation is fun! Orienteering is a fun way to make a sport of learning land navigation using topographical maps of parks and other land. It will be of interest to folks who enjoy maps, reading, jogging, hiking, or just stumbling around in a park (must be able to move on uneven terrain, canes are fine). Class will introduce basics of orienteering, including history and where orienteering fits in local to international organizations. Maps, books, online resources and other orienteering gear will be examined. Students will learn the fundamentals of map-based land navigation, then apply them right away in an Orienteering course at South Whidbey Community Park, either singly or in pairs (students' choice). Min 8/Max 20
Bring a compass with clear baseplate if you have one. Outdoor shoes, weather-appropriate clothing.
Date/Time: Sun, June 19 | 10:30am - 3pm
Location: The Crow’s Nest at Community Park, then outdoors in the park.
Instructor: Harvey Friedman, past president of Cascade Orienteering Club, has participated in Orienteering meets in about a dozen countries, and taught the course "Orienteering for Older Adults" at the Lifetime Learning Center in Seattle. (206)784-2774 or
Sailing Lessons for Adults
Learn to Sail with South Whidbey Yacht Club
Adults & Youth Ages 16+
Come feel the wind on your face, breath the fresh air and learn how those little boats actually get from place to place using only the wind. It’s easy and fun. If it’s one of those things you always wanted to do - start now!! All sessions accommodate beginning and intermediate sailors.
New this year! We are also offering Intermediate Dingy Sailing during the same sessions for those who want to further their skills or brush up on racing techniques. Beginners should attend orientation. More info here: www.swyachtclub.org/programs.
Dates/Time: M/T/W/Th | Jun 20-23 | 5-7:30pm* | $200**
Additional beginner orientation: 4pm Monday OR
Sat/Sun | Jun 25-26 |10am-4:30pm* | $200** OR
M/T/W/Th | Jun 27-30 | 2-4:30pm* | $200**
Additional beginner orientation: 1pm Monday**
*Friday, July 1 will be an extra day of fun on the water for all students from all classes. This may be considered a make-up day if we lost a day of instruction for weather reasons.
**Location: Lone Lake. Classes are taught in an open-air classroom setting and on the water. SWYC club members receive a $50 discount.
Instructors: Head instructors are US Sailing certified and will be assisted by experienced dinghy sailors.
Adult Coed Softball League
Come and show us that you still have it! Get exercise and blow off end-of-the-week steam at the best fields around. Get a team together or join the pick-up list. This is a clean, community oriented, alcohol–free league. ASA rules for softball will be followed, with a few revisions (rules will be posted online). Emphasis is on healthful competition in a recreational atmosphere. We provide one umpire per game to facilitate fair and spirited games. Teams typically play 2 games per evening, for a minimum of 14 games, plus tournament. Teams will have byes. Register your team by June 10! Click here for a Softball Registration Form. Min 2/Max 8 Teams
Mandatory Team Manager’s meeting Tuesday, June 14, 6pm in the Crow’s Nest at Community Park. Fees cover the cost of field use, game balls, umpire, scorebooks, administrative costs & tournament. Uniforms are not required or provided.
Dates/Times: Fri* | 6pm, 7:15pm** | Jun 24–Aug 20*
Coordinator: Carrie Monforte (360)221-6788 firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Community Park fields
Fee: $750 per team, max 20 per roster.
*Some games will be scheduled on Tue as necessary, including Jul 28. No games Jul 29. Additional tournament Fri, Aug 19 and/or Sat, Aug 20.
**Games may be scheduled to start as early as 5:30pm in August, depending upon daylight.
Open Water Swim Clinics
Swim in your own backyard!
The open water presents unique challenges over swimming in a pool, and is a delightful experience when safely managed. Whether you are a new swimmer, a triathlete, or interested in endurance swimming, come learn techniques or refresh your skills. Participants should know how to swim. The lake clinic may be of interest to those preparing for the Whidbey Triathlon. The saltwater clinic is ideal for stronger swimmers. Course topics include:
- Sighting Techniques
- Starts, Finishes & Turns
- Pacing for open water
- Breathing Techniques
- Swimming Safety
- Training & Fueling
- Open Water Swim Gear
- Wetsuits 101: sizing, choosing, putting it on
- Currents & Tides, Weather & Critters
- ‘Getting Past the Panic’
Bring: Wetsuit (optional for lake), swim cap, goggles, ear plugs, towel.
The instruction team is comprised of very experienced open water USA Masters swimmers and Red Cross trained water safety instructors. No certified lifeguards will be on duty. email@example.com Min 4/Max 10
Location: July 9 at Goss Lake; July 10 at Seawall Park
Date/Time: Sat | Jul 9 | 9am-12pm | $40 OR
Sun | Jul 10 | 9am-12pm | $40
Clinics benefit the South Whidbey Parks $ Aquatics Foundation, whose mission is to make parks and aquatics activities accessible to all residents of the South Whidbey Island community by raising money to fund capital expenses, operating endowments and scholarships, as well as supporting new and existing parks and aquatics programs. www.swpaf.org.
Whidbey Islanders have the privilege and the opportunity to learn archery from a national level coach! This archery clinic will cover proper shooting techniques, equipment selection, training and plenty of hands-on fun: This camp is designed to present the lifetime recreational activity of archery in a broad perspective for future use as a recreational pursuit. Archery will go rain or shine, so students should come prepared for the weather. Participants must be ready and able to stay focused for the entire session.
Instructor: Coach Bill Stinson has been a professional archery coach and sports educator for 30 years. Coach Bill holds certification from USA Archery (Level 3), National Archery in the Schools trainer and NFAA Ellite Coach and has coached several national levels competitions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates/Time: Mon—Fri, Aug 15—19 | 5:30pm—7:00pm
Location: Community Park field at the north entrance