Flag Football for Adults - NEW!
Welcome to recreational flag football for men and women! This is an easy going group of people interested in getting outside for a few hours to get some exercise, make a big play, or just re-live the glory days. Come out and play your high school position or try something new. Beginners are also welcome to join. There will be light contact and blocking, but rough play will not be tolerated. This will be a clean, community oriented, alcohol–free program. We’ll do a brief run-down of the rules before the game, and have lots of fun. Players MUST be 18 years or older to play, and must register in advance of playing. Teams will be drawn up each week upon arrival by volunteer quarterbacks. Games will be self-officiated. In the event of a rain-out, games will not be made up. Coordinator will notify players by 6PM by email, if known in advance that play will be cancelled.
Dates: Tue, May 6—July 29 (except June 3)
$22 (includes sales tax)
Location: meet at Sports Complex picnic shelter at 5598 Langley Road, Langley
Coordinator: Randy Vanadisson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(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.
Dates: Sat, Apr 26—May 17
Time: 9:00am — 9:50am*
*An additional morning 10:10am session may be opened if the first fills. Join wait list if first session fills.
Location: Island Greens Golf Course at 3890 E. French Rd., Clinton.
Instructor: Bob Brown email@example.com
**Participants will need to purchase 3-4 tokens for balls. These can be purchased for $2.50 each at the Whidbey Coffee at Ken’s Korner. Participants will also need to pay the discounted green fee of $7 (bring exact change) for the final day.
First Aid and CPR
(Adults and Youth Ages 14+)
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 that successfully complete the course will earn their AHA CPR/FA card. Min 5/Max 25
Location: SWPRD Rec Center, 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, Room 125. Instructor: Jon Gabelein, Firefighter, EMT, AHA instructor and Coupeville School District teacher.
Date: Sat, Jun 7
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. These sailing courses will introduce you to the life-long joys of sailing. It’s easy and fun. We know it’s one of those things you always wanted to do - so do it now!! Share your sailing passion with the non-sailors in your life! You are never too old to start, or old enough to stop; sailing is a sport to be enjoyed throughout life.
These sessions of the US Sailing Course for Beginning Sailing are being offered by the South Whidbey Yacht Club (SWYC).
Initial class room orientation for all sessions will meet together Tuesday, June 10, at SWPRD Headquarters, 5475 Maxwelton Rd., Langley from 10:00am to Noon. 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. After the initial orientation, on the water instruction in SF Pelican Sailboats will be on Lone Lake. Make up day for all students for all sessions will be on Friday, June 27. Click here for additional program details.
Dates/Times (3 sessions available):
Tue & Thu | Jun 10—19 | 2:00pm—4:30pm
Tue & Thu | Jun 10—19 | 5:00pm—7:30pm
Mon—Thu | Jun 23—26 | 2:00pm—4:30pm
$200 (SWYC members receive a $50 discount; must register in person or by mail to receive discount).
Co-Ed 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 (click here to view rules from 2013). 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 total of 14+ games, plus tournament. Teams will have byes. Games will begin at 6pm**. Mandatory Team Manager’s meeting on Monday, June 16, at 6pm in the Crow’s Nest at Community Park. Fees cover the cost of game balls, umpires, field use, & tournament. Uniforms are not required or provided. Registration deadline June 13!
2 teams min/8 teams max.
Fri, Jun 27 - Aug 22* at 6pm**, plus a tournament on Sat, August 23.
*Games will be on Wed, July 2 and Wed, August 13 instead of Friday that respective week.
**Games may be scheduled to start earlier depending upon daylight.
Coordinator: Carrie (360) 221-6788 firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Community Park, 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley
Fee: $225 plus $35 per person; max team fee $750 (includes sales tax)
Click here to download a Softball Roster Registration Form.
Open Water Swim Clinics
Open water swimming presents unique challenges over swimming in a pool. Swimming in the lakes and salt water surrounding 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!’ Course topics covered in both classes, but customized for the aquatic environment (sound or lake):
Starts, Finishes & Turns
Pacing for the open water
Training & Fueling
Open Water Swim Gear & Wetsuits
Currents, Tides, Weather & Critters
‘Getting Past the Panic’
The Whidbey Adventure Swim (WAS), scheduled for August 2, is an open water event in the sound that may be of interest to stronger swimmers. Info at: ow.swhidbey.org.
Session 1 saltwater clinic is ideal for swimmers interested in participating in the WAS, as well as swimmers who are looking to take advantage of the wonderful saltwater swimming opportunities here on the island.
Session 2 will be great for those who are new to open water swimming, and for triathlon swimmers wanting to refresh their open water racing skills.
Clinic proceeds to benefit the South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation, whose mission is to make parks and aquatics activities accessible to all residents of the South Whidbey Island community. For more information, visit www.swpaf.org
Location: Clinic 1—Seawall Park & Saratoga Passage. Clinic 2—Goss Lake Public Access & Lake. Instructors: The instruction team is comprised of very experienced open water USA Masters swimmers and Red Cross trained water safety instructors. Program questions may be directed to Krista at email@example.com. Min 4/Max 15/clinic.
Clinic 1: Saltwater
Sat | Jul 12 | 3—6:00pm | $40* | Seawall Park
at Seawall Park & swim in Saratoga Passage
Clinic 2: Freshwater Lake
Sun | Jul 13 | 3—6:00pm | $40* | Goss Lake
Belly Dance Basics
(Adults and Youth 16+)
Please join instructor Gwendolyn as we explore the beautiful and graceful movements of belly dancing in a fun, social environment. Our main focus is to teach basic belly dance movements and foundations, through
gentle repetition, and will also include an introduction of basic belly dance
rhythms and props. Students will learn a general history of the dance
as it travels from its roots in the Middle East to its current resurgence in
the West. Each class will consist of a gentle warm-up, review of proper
dance posture, break down of basic movements and cool-down. This
class is for those with little or no previous belly dance experience or those
looking for a fun, new way to add a little exercise to their life. Please wear
comfortable loose clothing you can move around in. Min 5 / Max 15.
Instructor Gwen Sipes has 10+ years experience belly dancing -
practicing, performing and taking lessons and workshops from a wide
variety of well known and respected teachers from around the world.
Gwendolyn has performed throughout the West Coast with live musicians
and DJs at concerts, festivals, restaurants, competitions and haflas (belly
dance recitals). As a belly dance teacher she has continued on to share
her passion for belly dance, providing beginner’s classes for adults and
Belly Dance Basics I
Dates: Tue, Jul 22 - Aug 26
Time: 5:15 - 6:15pm
Location: SWPRD Rec
Center Room 125
Contact: Gwen Sipes: firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 430-5282
Belly Dance Basics II
Dates: Tue, May 13 - Jun 17 OR Jul 1 - Aug 5
Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Location: SWPRD Rec
Center Room 125
Contact: Gwen Sipes: email@example.com or (541) 430-5282
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
Dates: Tue, Jan 7 – Jun 17*
Time: 6:30–8:30pm | Free
Location: Langley Middle School Gym
Contact: Coordinator Amber O’Brien at
*Schedule may vary on South Whidbey
School District early release or non-school
days. Please check with your 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
waiver/release of liability.
Coordinator: Louis Muniz (360)969-1028
Dates: Mon/Wed, Jan 13 - Jun 18*
Location: SW High School Main Gym
Coordinator: Jeff Charizio (360)331-5545
Dates: Mon/Wed, Jan 13 – Jun 18*
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: SW High School Auxiliary Gym
* Schedule may vary on South Whidbey School District early release or non-school days. Please check with your coordinator for schedule updates.
We’re bringing pickleball to Whidbey! If you’ve never tried this sport that combines the best and easiest parts of tennis, badminton and Ping Pong, then put on your sneakers, and come join us! For fun and light exercise, pickleball is hard to beat. The net is lower than most other racquet sports allowing for faster play. The game is played with a lightweight, hard paddle & a whiffle ball. We’re still working out the details. Check the website for updates or email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.