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Adult Drop-In Basketball
Adults 18+

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: Wed, Jan 4 - Jun 14*
Time: 6:30pm — 8:30pm
Location: South Whidbey High School Main Gym
Coordinator: Nick Welles (360) 320-1187
Fee: FREE but donations accepted

Dates: Mon, Mar 20 - Jun 12*
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Langley Middle School Gym
Coordinator: Greg Hein (360) 661-1560 or
Fee: FREE but donations accepted

*Schedule & locations vary frequently. Please check with coordinator for schedule updates.

Adult Volleyball
(Adults 18+)

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, Jan 10 - Jun 13
Time: 6:30pm — 8:30pm
Location: Langley Middle School Gym
Coordinators: Mike & Amber O’Brien (360) 661-4545

Sloth Army Running Club
Running Meet-Up
Adults and Youth 16+

For those of us who hate running but want to get a great and quick cardio workout. Join the Sloth Army – marathoners need not apply. We’ll trudge along some of the beautiful trails in Whidbey’s Parks, having fun. We’re running. We’re slower than a herd of sloths stampeding through peanut butter, but we are running! Min 2/Max 10

Instructor: Pattie Beaven, Personal Trainer Certificate and CrossFit Level 1 Certified.,

Dates/Time: Thu (7am) & Sun (1pm) | Jun 1-Jul 31*
Location: Picnic Shelter at Community Park
Fee: $15
*No meet-ups July 9, 13, 16.


Adult Recess

Why should kids get to have all the fun playing outdoors?! It’s time for adults to have recess of their own. This adults-only workout will have us wondering why we ever thought exercise was boring. Learn how to have fun and make your workout a game rather than a chore. Min 2/Max 10

Instructor: Pattie Beaven, Personal Trainer Certificate and CrossFit Level 1 Certified.,

Dates/Time: Sat | Jun 3-Jul 1 | 8-8:45am
Location: Community Park, Castle Park Playground
Fee: $25*
*Older kids who want to join the workout are welcome, but they must demonstrate the ability to follow directions and exercise without supervision. Kids free with adult.


Intro to Kayaking for Adults

This course is designed for both the casual paddler and those interested in ocean touring.  While the course is perfect for the beginner, anyone who has never had formal instruction will benefit from this class. We’ll cover: types of craft, outfitting & gear, transport, best launch sites on Whidbey, and some basic current, tide, and weather. We will also teach safe ways to enter and exit a kayak, self and assisted rescue skills and basic paddle strokes. Participants must be comfortable with deep, over-your-head water while wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) and having some upper-body strength will make some exercises easier. Participants will get wet! This class is an excellent intro to kayaking, but does not imply any certification or infer any skill qualification. Min 4/Max10

Bring: A hat with a brim, a towel, sunscreen, and a bottle of water.  Please wear comfortable clothes/layers that can get wet (synthetic fabrics; not cotton) and/or a bathing suit. Wetsuits/drysuits are recommended but not required. A thermos with a warm drink for after the class is recommended. Save $50 if you provide your own kayak, paddle & PFD

Instructors: Whidbey Island Kayaking owners and guide(s). Sufficient staff will be on hand to ensure each participant receives personal attention.

Dates/Time: Sat/Sun | Jun 3-4 | 12-4:30pm
OR M/T/W/Th | Jun 12-15 | 2-4:30pm
Location: Goss Lake Public Boat Launch
Fee: $200*
*Fee is only $150 if you provide your own kayak, paddle & PFD!


Adult Coed Softball
Adults 18+

Come 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 exceptions (our handbook 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 8! Min 2/Max 8 Teams

Mandatory Team Manager’s meeting: Tuesday, June 13, 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 provided by SWPRD.

Click here for a Team Registration Form.

Coordinator: Carrie Monforte, (360) 221-6788,

Dates/Time: Tue and/or Thu* | 6pm, 7:15pm* | Jun 20–Aug 19*
* No games July 28. Additional tournament Friday evening, Aug 18 and/or Saturday all day, Aug 19.Games may start as early as 5:30pm in August, depending upon daylight.
Location: South Whidbey Fields.
Fee: $750 per team, max 20 per roster


Sailing Lessons for Adults
Sail with South Whidbey Yacht Club!
Adults and Youth Ages 16+

Come feel the wind on your face, breath the fresh air and learn how those boats get from place to place using only the wind. It’s easy and fun. We know it’s one of those things you always wanted to do - so do it now!!  The on-water instruction will be in 12’ Pelican Sailboats on Lone Lake.  All sessions will accommodate both beginning and intermediate sailors. Extended program details are at and a welcome message will be emailed about one week before the first class with last minute details and any updates. Min 4/Max 10

Program Administrator: Bob Rogers Our head instructors are US Sailing certified and will be assisted by experienced dinghy sailors.  

Dates/Time: Sat/Sun | Jun 17-18* | 10am-4:30pm
OR Mon-Thu | Jun 19-22* | 2-4:30pm
OR Sat/Sun | Jun 24-25* | 10am-4:30pm
*Fri, June 23 will be extra day of fun on the water for students from Sessions 1 & 2.  This may be considered a make-up day if we lost a day of instruction due to weather reasons.  Session 3 students may participate on this day but the on water experience will be limited, but still fun.  Please plan to attend.
Fee: $200 ($50 discount for SWYC members)
Location: Lone Lake Public Access


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. Min 4/Max 10

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 on  • Currents & Tides, Weather & Critters  • ‘Getting Past the Panic’

Bring: Wetsuit (optional for lake), swim cap, goggles, ear plugs, towel.

Instructors: The team is comprised of experienced open water USA Masters swimmers Chad Martin & Jeff Jacobsen. No certified lifeguards will be on duty.

Dates/Time: Sat | July 1 | 1-4pm
OR Sun | July 2 | 1-4pm
Location: July 1 at Goss Lake; July 2 at Seawall Park.
Fee: $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.


Earth Skills Workshops
For Adults and Youth 16+

Earth Skills are not just for young Scouts! Join us for these brief workshops and learn how our ancestors used materials found in nature to live and survive. Fire, shelter and food

Instructor: Nancye Good grew up on Whidbey but relocated to New York City where she now teaches Earth Skills.  Living in the city, Nancye missed the nature immersion she enjoyed as a kid, and realized how important nature is to our physical, mental and spiritual health.  She received her Coyote Mentoring certification at Children of the Earth Foundation and is excited to share this ancestral knowledge with you. Min 5/Max 16 per session

Fee: $20 per class or $60 for series

Survival Shelters
Saturday, July 22, 9a.m.-Noon

Learn the fundamentals of survival shelter.  Using materials found on the landscape we will build a shelter together, discussing different aspects of what humans need to live close to the Earth.
Location: SWPRD Landtrust Property near South Whidbey Assembly of God Church. Parking at church and meet for a short .5 mile trail hike into the woods to the class location.

Tracking and Awareness
Saturday, July 29, 9a.m.-Noon

Reading tracks on the landscape is how all of our ancestors once were able to detect activity on the landscape and to know where to find animals to hunt.  Using awareness games and tracking activities we will work on honing our awareness to help us find stories and understand how we fit into our world. Rain or shine.
Location: Maxwelton Beach

Friction Fire
Saturday, August 5, 9a.m.-Noon

Come learn the basics of making fire by rubbing two sticks together.  In this class you will carve your own bowdrill kit and learn how to use it.  Put a spark into your week by kindling new friendships! Bring your own non-folding sheath knife if you have one, loaners available..
Location: Picnic Shelter at Community Park

Quickie Bows
Saturday, August 12, 9a.m.-Noon

Make a functional bow and arrow with your own hands.  We will harvest staves in a caretaking manner, then carve them and finally try them out with friendly games and marksmanship competitions. Bring your own non-folding sheath knife if you have one, loaners available. Rain or shine
Location: SWPRD Landtrust Property near South Whidbey Assembly of God Church. Parking at church and meet for a short .5 mile trail hike into the woods to the class location.


Sessions for Adults

Whidbey Islanders have the privilege and the opportunity to learn archery from a national level coach! This clinic will cover proper shooting techniques, equipment selection, training and plenty of hands-on fun. This clinic 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.

Instructor: Bill Stinson has been a professional archery coach and sports educator for 30 years. He holds certification from USA Archery (Level 3), National Archery in the Schools trainer and NFAA Elite Coach and has coached national levels competitions. Email: Min 6/Max 12

Dates/Time: Mon-Fri | Aug 14 - 18 | 5:30-7pm
Location: Community Park field at the north entrance
Fee: $65




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