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).
Dates: Tue, Jan 6 - Jun 9*
Coordinator: Amber O’Brien (360)320–1757
Location: Langley Middle School Gym*
*Location & schedule may vary on South Whidbey School District early release or non-school days. Please check with coordinator for schedule updates.
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/Times: Mon/Wed, Jan 5 - Jun 10 | 7pm - 9pm
Coordinator: Jeff Charizio at (360) 331-5545
Location: SW High School Auxiliary Gym*
*Schedule & locations vary frequently. Please check with your coordinator for schedule updates.
Adults and 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! Max 6 per session.
Instructor: Bob Brown.
Dates: Sat | Apr 25—May 16
9:00am - 9:50am - FULL
OR 10:00am - 10:50am - FULL
Location: Island Greens Golf Course at 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.
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 may sign up online or on paper on
our team roster form. Teams typically play
2 games per evening, for a minimum of 14
games, plus tournament. Teams will have
byes. Games will begin at 6pm.**
Mandatory Team Manager’s meeting on
Tuesday, June 16, at 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. Min 2 teams/Max 8 teams. Register your
team by June 12!
Coordinator: Carrie (360) 221-6788; firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Mostly Community Park fields
Dates/Time: Fri* | 6pm, 7:15pm** | Jun 24–Aug 21*
$750† per team, max 20 per roster
*Some games will be scheduled on Tuesdays,
including July 28, plus a tournament on Friday
evening, Aug 21, and Saturday all day, Aug 22.
**Games may be scheduled to start as early as
5:30pm in August, depending upon daylight.
† fee includes sales tax
Sailing Class for Adults
Adults & Mature Youth Ages 16+
Come feel the wind on your face, breathe
the fresh air and learn how those little boats
actually 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!! These sessions of the US Sailing
Course for Beginning Sailing are offered
by the South Whidbey Yacht Club. Our
beginner’s level courses will give you the
necessary basic knowledge to enjoy sailing
and opportunities to practice and build
your confidence on the water. Click here to view photos from previous Sailing Classes.
Instructors: Our Head Instructor is US Sailing
certified and will be assisted by experienced
dinghy sailors. Sufficient staff will be on
hand to ensure participants receive personal
attention. Our priorities are safety, then
fun and learning. Email: BobRodgers100@
Location: After the initial classroom
orientation, lessons will start for on-the-water
instruction in SF Pelican Sailboats
on Lone Lake.
Dates/Time: Tue/Thu, Jun 9–18* | 2:00–4:30pm**
OR Tue/Thu, Jun 9–18* | 5:00–7:30pm**
OR Mon–Thu, Jun 22–25* | 2:00–4:30pm**
*Friday, June 26, will be 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 weather reasons. More details for
this day will be provided at class. Please plan
**Classroom Orientation: There will be an
initial orientation for all sessions that will meet
together on Tuesday, June 9, from 10am to
Noon at SWPRD Room 111 at 5475 Maxwelton
Rd. This orientation is not mandatory but will
enhance your learning experience and give you
confidence when getting out on the water for
the first time.
**Current SWYC members receive a $50 reduction.
Open Water Swimming Clinics
Adults 18+ years
Open water swimming presents unique
challenges over swimming in a pool.
Swimming in the lakes and salt water
surrounding South Whidbey is a delightful
experience when the challenges of open
water are safely managed. Whether
you are a new swimmer, a triathlete, or
interested in endurance swimming, come
learn techniques or refresh your skills for
mastering the open water. Enjoy swimming
in your own backyard!
The freshwater clinic in Goss Lake is a great
way for triathlon swimmers to refresh open
water racing skills and those who are new to
open water swimming. The saltwater clinic
is ideal for swimmers who are looking to
take advantage of the wonderful saltwater
swimming opportunities here on the island.
Note, the Whidbey Adventure Swim (August
22) is an open water event in the Sound that
may be of interest for stronger swimmers. Info at: http://ow.swhidbey.org/
Course topics covered in both classes, but
customized for the aquatic environment
(sound or lake):
• Sighting Techniques
• Starts, Finishes & Turns
• Pacing for the open water
• Breathing Techniques
• Swimming Safety
• Training & Fueling
• Open Water Swim Gear
• Wetsuits 101: sizing, choosing, putting
• Currents & Tides, Weather & Critters
• ‘Getting Past the Panic’
Clinic benefits the South Whidbey Parks and
Aquatics Foundation, a non-profit 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. For info, visit www.swparksandaquatics.org
Instructors: The instruction team is
comprised of very experienced open water
USA Masters swimmers and Red Cross
trained water safety instructors. Info: Danielle
Freshwater Clinic (Goss Lake Public
Date/Time: Sat, Jul 11 | 9am–Noon
Saltwater Clinic (Seawall Park,
Date/Time: Sun, Jul 12 | 3pm–6pm
Fee: $40 (Scholarships available, contact the South
Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation)