***Swim Lesson times have been updated as of April 16 – see below***
South Whidbey Learn to Swim
Parent-Tot, Ages 1-3
Levels 1-6, Ages 4+
Learn to swim in a heated, outdoor swimming pool at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. South Whidbey 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 6 levels of swimming and safety skills. We offer 4 two week sessions throughout the summer. Each session consists of 8 lessons. Each lesson is 30 minute long. Level 1 –Min 3/Max 4, Level 2-6 –Min 3/Max 6. All Parent Tot classes require one adult in the water with the child.
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, view the Class Descriptions and Skills. The skills listed are the skills each class will work on.
- Choose the session, dates and times for the appropriate skill level.
- Register online or in person at the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District office.
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 please keep in mind the following:
- Level 3 introduces side breathing and often needs to be repeated.
- Level 4, 5 and 6 are in the deep end.
If your child is registered for a level that is not appropriate for his/her skill’s 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 (see refund policy).
Safety Day: All classes will participate in Safety Day on the last day of each session. 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 last day of each session. If you are unable to make it on Certificate Day you can pick it 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 make-up days due to personal reasons or weather conditions. We reserve the right to change the levels and times based on number of students enrolled. Classes may be cancelled if there is less than 3 swimmers enrolled.
Swim Coordinator: Kristi Eager firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristi Eager has been teaching lessons since 1988 and has coached swimming since 1995. She served as the assistant age group coach at Samena Swim Club in Bellevue and assistant coach for the women’s swim team at Eastlake High School. Kristi now coaches the South Whidbey Island Masters at Island Athletic Club and founded the South Whidbey Swim Club. Kristi has a degree in Physical Education, has taken 3 out of 5 levels of American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) training, and is a level 2 Masters swim coach. She is a member of the United States Masters Swimming and a member of ASCA. She swims with South Whidbey Island Masters and often competes in pool meets, open water races and triathlons.
Location: Useless Bay Golf & Country Club Pool
Session 1: June 24-July 4 (yes, class is held on July 4)
Levels 1,2,3,4&6 | Mon-Thu | Jun 24-Jul 4 | 9:20-9:50am | $90*
Levels 1-5 | Mon-Thu | Jun 24-Jul 4 | 9:55-10:25am |$90*
Levels 1-5 | Mon-Thu | Jun 24-Jul 4 | 10:30-11:00am |$90*
Session 2: July 8-July 18
Levels 1,2,3,4&6 | Mon-Thu | Jul 8-Jul 18 | 9:20-9:50am | $90*
Levels 1-5 | Mon-Thu | Jul 8-Jul 18 | 9:55-10:25am | $90*
Levels 1-5 | Mon-Thu | Jul 8-Jul 18 | 10:30-11:00am| $90*
Session 3: July 22-August 1
Levels 1,2,3,4&6 | Mon-Thu | Jul 22-Aug 1 | 9:20-9:50am | $90*
Levels 1-5 | Mon-Thu | Jul 22-Aug 1 | 9:55-10:25am | $90*
Levels 1-5 | Mon-Thu | Jul 22-Aug 1 | 10:30-11:00am | $90*
Session 4: August 5-August 15
Levels 1,2,3,4&6 | Mon-Thu | Aug 5-15 | 9:20-9:50am | $90*
Levels 1-5 | Mon-Thu | Aug 5-15 | 9:55-10:25am | $90*
Levels 1-5 | Mon-Thu | Aug 5-15 | 10:30-11:00am | $90*
Parent-Tot Swim Class (see Class Descriptions and Skills for more information)
Parent-Tot | Session 1 | Mon-Thu | Jun 24-Jul 4 | 10:30-11:00am | $90*
Parent-Tot | Session 2 | Mon-Thu | Jul 8-Jul 18 | 10:30-11:00am | $90*
Parent-Tot | Session 3 | Mon-Thu | Jul 22-Aug 1 | 10:30-11:00am | $90*
*Sibling discount: 10% off additional siblings