Swim Team

Swim Team registration has been delayed until we have more information about pool use this summer.

South Whidbey Stingrays

AGES 6-18

We are a novice swim team whose 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.  Swimmers will be placed in one of four practice groups based on age, ability and space (see Practice Group Descriptions).

Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with side breathing, 25 yards of backstroke and must know how to swim breaststroke.

Any new swimmers wishing to join must tryout with Coach Kristi Eager ( prior to registering.

Swim Director:  Coach 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.

Tryout:  Tuesday, May 19, at 6:00p.m. at Island Athletic Club, 5522 S Freeland Avenue, Freeland or by appointment with Coach Eager

Practice Schedule:  June 17-July 30

Green (Ages 6-8):

Dates/Time:  Mon/Wed/Thu | June 17*-July 30 | 8:25-9:05am

Bronze (Ages 9+, 8 yrs with coach’s approval):

Dates/Time:  Mon/Wed/Thu | June 17*-July 30 | 8:25-9:10am

Silver/Gold (Ages 11+; must have coach’s approval):

Dates/Time:  Mon/Wed/Thu | June 17*-July 30 | 7:25-8:25am

*NOTE:  June 17-18 practices will be held after school.
Green and Bronze:  5:00-5:45pm
Silver and Gold:  4:00-5:00pm

New swimmers ages 9+ will be placed in the Bronze practice group unless they have had prior swim team experience and can meet the Silver and/or Gold placement criteria.

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

Location: Useless Bay Golf & Country Club pool (UBGCC)

Intra-Squad Swim Meet:  Wednesday, July 29, 5:00pm at UBGCC

Awards Banquet:  Thursday, July 30, 5:00 pm at Community Park, 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley

Cost: $185 (10% off additional siblings)

Equipment needed:

  • swim suit (jammers for boys, one piece for girls)
  • goggles
  • swim cap (new swimmers will be given a Stingray cap)
  • swim training fins.

All equipment can be found at