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Learn to Swim Lessons
(Ages 4 and older, Beginning - Advanced)

Learn to swim in a heated, outdoor swimming pool at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club.  Learn to Swim Lessons teach aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression.  Our objective is to teach children to be safe in and around water, have fun and learn basic swimming skills.  Children can progress through five levels of swimming and safety skills.  We offer eight, 30-minute lessons, Monday through Thursday and have 4-6 participants in each class. 

Swim Lesson Registration
Choose the level most appropriate for your child’s ability.  If you are not sure what level your child should be in, click here for Swim Level Descriptions. The skills listed are the skills each class will work on. All skill levels are available in all sessions.  

Students progress through levels at different speeds depending on several factors including their age, physical coordination and comfort in and around the water.  When registering for multiple sessions at the start of the summer season, we recommend that you do not register for higher levels session to session especially if your child only swims during the summer.  Your child may need more than one session to move up levels. Minimum 4/Maximum 6 per class.

If your child is registered for a level that is not appropriate for his/her skills, we will make every effort to place that child in the correct class only if there is a vacancy.  If there is no vacancy, a refund may be necessary. 

The Wednesday of the second week of each session, all classes and levels will participate in Safety Day.  Each class will talk about age appropriate safety skills as it pertains to pools, beaches, and boating.  Students will experience wearing life jackets.

Certificates will be handed out on the Thursday of the second week of each session. If you are unable to make it on Certificate Day, you may pick the certificate up at a later time.  See Kristi Eager during swim lesson hours.  

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  There will be no makeup days due to personal reasons or weather conditions.  We reserve the right to change the levels and times based on number of students enrolled.

What to Bring: Swim suit, towel, upper levels (3,4,5) should bring goggles. 

Session 1
Dates: Mon-Thu, June 23-July 3
Time: 9:45am - 10:15am
OR: 10:20am - 10:50am

Session 2
Dates: Mon-Thu, July 7 - July 17
Time: 9:45am - 10:15am
OR: 10:20am - 10:50am

Session 3
Dates: Mon-Thu, July 21 - July 31
Time: 9:45am - 10:15am
OR: 10:20am - 10:50am

Fees:  $78 per session; sibling discount: 10% off 2nd, 3rd, etc., child (must register in person to take advantage of the sibling discount).Please review our refund policy before registering for swim lessons.

Location: Useless Bay Golf and Country Club pool, 5725 Country Club Drive in Langley.

Coordinator: Kristi Eager keager6@gmail.com


Stingrays Swim Team
(Ages 6 - 17 years, Intermediate - Advanced)

We are a novice swim team that accepts swimmers 6-17 years of age.  Our mission is to provide a fun and inviting atmosphere to learn the four competitive strokes of swimming.  Swimmers will develop endurance, strength, work ethic, positive self image and above all, a love for the sport of swimming.  Our coaches are committed to serving both the recreational and competitive swimmer.  We offer four different practice groups.  Swimmers will be placed in a practice group based on ability, age and space.   Practices will be held three mornings a week at Useless Bay Country Club (UBCC).   The summer session will end with an intra-squad swim meet and awards banquet.  

Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle with side breathing and one length of the pool backstroke.   Any new swimmers wishing to join must tryout with Coach Kristi Eager prior to registering. Contact Kristi at keager6@gmail.com.  

Tryout:  Tue, June 3, at 5:00pm at UBCC

Practice Schedule:  June 18 - July 31

Gold: Mon, Wed & Thu, 8:00am - 8:55am     
Silver: Mon, Wed & Thu, 8:00am - 8:55am
Bronze (Ages 8 and older): Mon, Wed & Thu, 8:55am - 9:35am
White (Ages 9 and older): Mon, Wed & Thu, 8:00am - 8:40am
Super Swimmers (Ages 6 - 8): Mon, Wed & Thu, 8:55am - 9:35am

If you are not sure what practice group your child should be in, click here for Practice Group Descriptions.

Practice group times are subject to change depending on the number of kids in each group. Once swim club is full, Coach Kristi will notify swimmers through email what practice group they will be in.

Location: Useless Bay Golf and Country Club (UBCC) pool, 5725 Country Club Drive in Langley.

Swim Meet:  Wed, July 30, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at UBCC

Awards Banquet:  Fri August 1, at 6:00pm at Community Park, 5495 Maxwelton Road in Langley

Fees: $140; Sibling discount: 10% off 2nd, 3rd, etc., child (must register in person to take advantage of the sibling discount).
Please review our refund policy before registering for swim team.

Coordinator: Kristi Eager keager6@gmail.com

Equipment needed:  Swimmers must have an appropriate swim suit (jammers for boys, one piece for girls), goggles, swim cap and swim fins.  The preferred swim fins are either Sporti Training Fins or Speedo Optimus and can be found at www.swimoutlet.com .  New swimmers will be provided a Stingray team cap. Additional caps cost $3.50.


Skyhawks Flag Football Camp
(Ages 6 - 12 years)

Skyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America’s Game or for those who want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our ‘skill of the day’ campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Registration & more details online at www.skyhawks.com. Min 15/Max 24

Location: Community Park, 5495 Maxwelton Rd, Langley
Coaches: Skyhawks coaches make a significant difference to your child’s on-field experience. Chosen for their strong personal character, responsibility, and capacity to effectively communicate sports skills to youth, they will make the extra effort to ensure that you have the best on-field experience.

Dates/Time: Mon—Fri, Jun 16—20 | 9:00am—3:00pm
Fee: $149


Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp
(Ages 6 - 12 years)

Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, you will walk away with knowledge of new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline. Registration & details at www.skyhawks.com. Min 15/Max 24

Location: Community Park, 5495 Maxwelton Rd, Langley
Coaches: Skyhawks coaches make a significant difference to your child’s on-field experience. Chosen for their strong personal character, responsibility, and capacity to effectively communicate sports skills to youth, they will make the extra effort to ensure that you have the best on-field experience. 

Dates/Time: Mon—Fri, Aug 4—8 | 9:00am—3:00pm
Fee: $149


Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Camp
(Ages 4 - 7 years)

This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Registration & more details online at www.skyhawks.com.  Min 15/Max 24

Location: Community Park, 5495 Maxwelton Rd, Langley
Coaches: Skyhawks coaches make a significant difference to your child’s on-field experience. Chosen for their strong personal character, responsibility, and capacity to effectively communicate sports skills to youth, they will make the extra effort to ensure that you have the best on-field experience.

Dates/Time: Mon—Fri, Aug 4—8 | 9:00am—Noon
Fee: $129

Sailing Camp
Learn to Sail with S. Whidbey Yacht Club!
(Ages 10+ years, beginning and intermediate)

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn to sail! This day camp teaches youth the basics of sailing.  Participants will be assigned their own boat in each weekly session.  The course combines shore side learning with lots of hands-on, on-the-water sailing experience. In addition to sailing, students learn boating safety, basic seamanship and knot tying. The focus is on sailing and having fun. Our priorities are safety, then fun and learning. These classes are offered in partnership with South Whidbey Yacht Club. 

Location:  The first morning of Level 1, participants meet at the Honeymoon Lake Clubhouse for swim test & orientation, then that afternoon and the rest of the days will be at Lone Lake.  Returning Level 1 sailors do not need to be swim tested but please do attend this orientation session.  Level 2 participants meet at Lone Lake.
Instructors: Our Head Instructor is US Sailing certified and will be assisted by experienced dinghy sailors.  Sufficient staff will be on hand to ensure each participant receives personal attention. Min 4/Max 10 per camp.
Fee: $175*

LEVEL 1 SAILORS (Ages 10–15):
MonFri, Jul  711 | 10am3:30pm OR
MonFri, Jul  1418 | 10am3:30pm OR
MonFrI, Jul  2125 | 10am 3:30pm

LEVEL 2** SAILORS (Ages 12+):
MonFri, Jul  1418 | 10am3:30pm OR
MonFri, Jul  2125 | 10am3:30pm

*SWYC members receive a $50 discount. Must register by mail or in person at SWPRD office to receive discount.
**Prerequisites: Each student must demonstrate the ability to stay afloat for 2 minutes without a life jacket.  Level 2 participants must be 12+ years old and have achieved Level 2 competency or by permission of the Program Administrator.


Skimboard Mini-Camps
(Ages 7 - 15 years)

Learn to ride the glide of the tide! Skimboarding is a fun and exciting sport that has been around since the 1920’s, and Whidbey Island offers some of the best conditions in the Northwest.

We skim rain or shine so please be prepared for any type of weather. Bring a towel, water, snacks, weather appropriate attire for beach conditions, and your skimboard. If you do not have one, we will provide a few loaner skimboards but you will likely have to share (check out our Skimboard Painting Workshop and make your own for a summer of skimming!). Camp T–shirts will be included in the fee. Max 15

Save $65! For only $200 you can do both camps and the Skimboard Paint Workshop.  Sign up by registering for Skimboarding 101 and choosing the “Bundle” option.

Location: Double Bluff Beach
Instructors: Auston Reisman and his fellow riders from Jack’d Skimboards. Email jackdboards@gmail.com.

SKIMBOARDING CAMP 101:
Riders from Jack’d Skimboards will teach the basic skills, technique, and safety issues of skimboarding. Instructors will start by focusing on the fundamental skills of skimboarding, giving each student a solid foundation which they can use to create their individual riding style. Once the basics have been mastered, the students will be able to practice skimboarding with the instructors’ supervision and input.
Dates/Time: Mon/Tue, July 14—15 |  1pm—3pm
Fee: $85

SKIMBOARDING CAMP 201:
Expand your style, skills, and steeze. Riders from the Jack’d Skimboards team will provide instruction on the latest and greatest tricks and techniques needed to expand your skills. Whether you are new to the sport of skimboarding or are an expert, this mini-camp will have something to offer! This 2-day intensive will allow plenty of time for one–on–one instruction, and in order to make the most of it, students are encouraged to bring drawings of skimboard rail ideas to the first day.
Dates/Time: Tue/Wed, Aug 11—12 | 11am—1pm
Fee: $85


Skimboard Painting Workshop
(Ages 7 - 17 years)

Paint your own one–of–a–kind skimboard. Join artists from Jack’d Skimboards to learn the basic techniques for painting with acrylic, watercolor, pencil, pen, airbrush, and screen printing. Each participant will be provided with a blank skimboard; the magic begins as each student creates their own masterpiece using one or all of the techniques available. At the end of class the boards will be finished by members of Jack’d and then will be available for pickup 2–3 weeks after class. Don’t miss out on this amazing deal… the registration cost for this workshop and your own custom-painted board ends up being less than buying a new board! What to Bring: Please bring sketches of your ideas, painting clothes, and your creativity. Min 4/Max 17

Save $65! For only $200 you can do the Skimboard Paint Workshop AND both skimboarding camps.  Sign up by registering for Skimboarding 101 and choosing the “Bundle” option.

Location: SWPRD Building, 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, Room 125 Instructors: Auston Reisman from Jack’d Skimboards. Email jackdboards@gmail.com.
Date/Time: Sun, Jun 29 | 1pm—4pm
Fee: $95*
*Fee includes your “blank slate” skimboard and painting supplies. Wax can be purchased at class for an additional $5 cash, and should be applied to your new board before you ride it.

Canoeing
(Adults and Youth Ages 6+)

Join us at Goss Lake for a beautiful morning of canoeing. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy out on the water or on the beach. Learn canoe safety and techniques. At-your-own-risk, no lifeguards present. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian in the canoe. Email programs@whidbey.com for info.

Date/Time: Wed, Jul 9 |10am–12pm
Fee: $10/person or $20/canoe*
*A nimble third person can fit in the center of the boat, not paddling.


Archery Camp
(Ages 9 - 13 years, beginning and intermediate*)

Whidbey Islanders have the privilege and opportunity to learn archery from an Olympic level coach this summer! Archery Camp 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 and/or competitive pursuit. For info on which level to choose, contact Glen. Archery will go rain or shine, so come prepared. Participants must be ready and able to stay focused for the entire session. Min 6 / Max 10

Coach Glen Harris has been a professional archery coach for over 30 years and currently holds the highest level earned degree awarded to archery coaches by USA Archery. He has been head coach for several World Archery and Paralympic teams. Both beginning and advanced archers will receive high level instruction from this seasoned coach.

Location: TBA
Instructor: Coach Glen Harris bowcoach@whidbeyisland.com.
Fee: $60

BEGINNER LEVEL:
Dates/Time: Tue—Fri, July 15—18  | 10:30am—11:45am OR
Tue—Fri, July 15—18  | Noon—1:15pm OR
Mon—Thu, Aug 18—21 | 10:30am—11:45am OR
Mon—Thu | Aug 18—21 | Noon—1:15pm

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL*:
Dates/Time: Tue—Fri, July 15—18  | 9am—10:15am OR
Mon—Thu, Aug 18—21 | 9am—10:15am

*Prerequisite: Student participation in previous SWPRD archery program and recommendation by Coach Harris.

Earth Skills Camp
(Ages 8 - 12 years)

This camp is all about survival on Earth. Everything people need to survive can be found in nature right here on Whidbey. At this camp you will learn how to make shelter out of materials found in the woods, how to find and purify water, how to make fire with friction, how to identify some edible and medicinal plants, and a few ways to hunt animals. We will play unique games that will hone your senses and instincts. Families are invited to join us for a few hours on the last day so the campers can share what they’ve done. Min 4/Max 8

What to Bring: lunch, snacks, water, and weather appropriate clothing (layers!).
Location: TBA
Instructor: Nancye Good has taught Earth Skills as an after school program and part of the school curriculum in New York City where she resides. She received her Coyote Mentoring certification at Children of the Earth Foundation, which is where she learned Earth Skills. For questions, email nancyegood@yahoo.com.

Dates/Time: Mon— Fri, Aug 11—15 | 9am—3pm
Fee: $200


Model Rocket Camp
(Ages 9 - 13 years, younger children with an adult)

Learn science by creating and launching your own model rockets! On Tuesday and Wednesday we will assemble and finish a complete 20–inch model rocket. Thursday will be launch day, when you are encouraged to bring along a camera and your fan club to document your rocket’s first flight! Rockets will be made from a cardboard tube, with balsa wood fins, and powered by a “B” or “C” Estes model rocket motor. The rockets have parachute recovery, so the student may take the rocket home. Kids return for this program year after year, and the class fills quickly. Min 5/Max 10

Location: SWPRD Building, 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, Room 111
Instructor: Hometown Hero and long time favorite teacher, Leonard Good.

Dates/Time: Tue—Thu, Jul 8—10 | 10am—11:30am OR
Tue—Thu | Jul 22—24 | 10am—11:30am
Fee: $40*
*Additional $5 materials fee paid directly to instructor at the first class, cash only please.


 


 



 


 




 

 

 

 

 

 

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