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Open Gym for Youth
Grades 4-8

You’ve been asking for this for years! Join us for an opportunity to shoot some hoops by yourself or get involved in a pick-up game or maybe play a game of HORSE.  Program is subject to cancellation based on school activities; there will be no make-up days. Register once for a great deal and drop in whenever you wish. Min 2/Max 15

Volunteer Gym Attendant: Skye Dunn is excited to bring youth open gym to Whidbey.
Dates/Time: Wed | Apr 12-Jun 14 | 6-8pm
Location: Langley Middle School
Fee: $25 for 10 weeks or $5* per visit.
*Youth must be registered in advance by a parent/guardian


Running Club
Kids Run the Nation
Grades 4 - 5

The goal of Road Runners Club of America is to see a youth running club in every school and community in the U.S. Each meeting we will have short discussions regarding health and fitness followed by physical activity. We will focus on proper form, running etiquette, stretching, warming up, cooling down and fun. Every day we’ll head out on the trails and fields of Community Park. Be prepared to participate rain or shine, and help create a supportive environment for your teammates. Spring Session: Coach can meet students at the SWES flagpole after school, and escort them to the program. Preregistration required. Rain or shine! Min 10/Max 20

Coordinator: Coach Shannon Lind, USATF, RRCA certified coach,

Dates/Time: Tue/Thu | May 2–Jun 15 | 3:50–4:50pm
OR Tue/Thu | Jun 27-Aug 10* | 9:15-10:15am
*Class will run July 4.
Location: Spring session - SWPRD Room 125; Summer session- The Crow’s Nest at Community Park
Fee: $50

Swim Lessons
Youth Ages 4+

Learn to swim in a heated, outdoor swimming pool at Useless Bay Golf & 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.  We offer 3, 2-week sessions throughout the summer, each consisting of 8, 30-minute lessons.  There are 4-6 participants in each group.  All classes 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.

1) Choose the level most appropriate for your child’s ability.
2) Choose the session, dates and times for your skill level.
3) Register online or in person at the SWPRD office. 


Swim lessons fill very quickly on a first-come first served basis.  Please review our cancellation/refund policy prior to registering. There are 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 are not enough enrolled. 

Swim Levels
Swim Level descriptions and skills are available here.  The skills listed are the skills each class will work on. 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 keep in mind that your child may need to repeat a specific level before moving up.  Level 1 and Level 3 often need to be repeated.  If your child is registered for a level that is not appropriate for his/her skill’s we will make an 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. 
Swim Coordinator: Kristi Eager

Min 3/Max 6 per class (Level 1 Max 4)

Session 1 (June 26 - July 6*):
Mon-Thu | 9:25am - 9:55am | Levels 1,1,2,3,4,4
Mon-Thu | 10:00am - 10:30am | Levels 1,2,2,3,4,5
*includes July 4th

Session 2 (July 10 - July 20):
Mon-Thu | 9:25am - 9:55am | Levels 1,2,2,3,4,4
Mon-Thu | 10:00am - 10:30am | Levels 1,2,3,3,4,5

Session 3 (July 24 - August 3):
Mon-Thu | 9:25am - 9:55am | Levels 1,2,2,3,4,5
Mon-Thu | 10:00am - 10:30am | Levels 1,2,3,3,4,5

Location: Useless Bay Golf & Country Club Pool, 5725 Country Club Drive, Langley
Fee: $85 (10% discount for siblings)


Swim Team
Youth Ages 6 - 17

Join our novice swim team this summer!  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.  Swimmers will be placed in a practice group based on age, ability and space available.   The summer session will end with an intra squad swim meet and awards banquet.  

Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with side breathing, 25 yards of backstroke and must know how to swim Breaststroke.   New swimmers wishing to join must tryout with Coach Kristi Eager prior to registering. 

SWIM REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 10. Swim team fills quickly.  Please review our cancellation/refund policy prior to registering. There are 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 are not enough enrolled. 

Tryouts:  Tuesday, May 2, 6:00PM, at Island Athletic Club
Practice: June 26-August 3
Swim Meet:  Wednesday, August 2, 5:00-7:00 pm at UBGCC
Awards Banquet:  Friday, August 4, 6:00 pm at Castle Park

Equipment:  Swim suit ( jammers for boys, one piece for girls), goggles, swim cap and swim training fins.  New swimmers will be provided a Stingray team cap.
Swim Coordinator: Kristi Eager
Location: Useless Bay Golf & Country Club heated outdoor pool.

Practice Groups
New swimmers, regardless of their age, will be placed in the Bronze or Super Swimmer practice group unless they have prior swim team experience and can meet the Silver or Gold Placement/Advancement criteria. Click here to view the Practice Group Placement/Advancement 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 what practice group they will be in.

Super Swimmer (Ages 6 - 8):
Mon/Wed/Thu | Jun 26 - Aug 3 | 8:30am - 9:10am

Bronze (Ages 8 - 12):
Mon/Wed/Thu | Jun 26 - Aug 3 | 8:30am - 9:15am

Silver/Gold (Ages 11 - 18):
Mon/Wed/Thu | Jun 26 - Aug 3 | 7:30am - 8:30am

Fee: $160 (10% discount for siblings)


Model Rockets
Calling future astronauts & rocket scientists!
Ages 9 - 13, younger okay with an adult

Learn science by creating and launching your own model rockets! 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. Register early. Min 5/Max 12

Instructor: Hometown hero and local favorite teacher, Leonard Good. (360) 221-6439

Dates/Time: Tue-Thu | Jul 11-13 | 10-11:30am
OR Tue-Thu | Jul 25-27 |10-11:30am
Location: SWPRD Building, 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, room varies
Fee: $40*
*Additional $5 materials fee due to instructor at first session. Provides tube, balsa wood, and model rocket motor.


Skimboard Painting Workshop
Ages 7 - 17

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 this amazing deal… the registration fee for this workshop and your own custom painted board ends up being less than buying a new board!
Save! For only $165 you can do the Skimboard Paint Workshop AND Skim Skool. Sign up by registering for Skim Skool and choosing the “Bundle” option. Min 4/Max 17

Bring: Sketches of your design ideas, painting clothes, and creativity.

Instructor: Auston Reisman and staff from Jack’d Skimboards.

Date/Time: Sat | Jun 24 | 10am-12:00pm
Location: TBD
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.

Sessions for Youth

Whidbey Islanders have the privilege and the opportunity to learn archery from a national level coach! This clinic will cover proper shooting techniques, equipment selection, training and plenty of hands-on fun. This clinic is designed to present the lifetime recreational activity of archery in a broad perspective for future use as a recreational pursuit. Archery will go rain or shine, so students should come prepared for the weather. Participants must be able to stay focused for the entire session.

Instructor: Bill Stinson has been a professional archery coach and sports educator for 30 years. He holds certification from USA Archery (Level 3), National Archery in the Schools trainer and NFAA Elite Coach and has coached national levels competitions. Email: Min 6/Max 12

Ages 9 - 12:
Mon-Fri | Aug 14-18 | 1:30-3pm

Ages 13 - 17:
Mon-Fri | Aug 14-18 | 3:30-5pm

Location: Community Park field at the north entrance
Fee: $65







5475 Maxwelton Road
Langley, WA 98260
Phone, 360.221.5484
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