Learn to Swim Lessons
(Youth ages 4+)
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.
Choose the level most appropriate for your child’s ability. If you are not sure what level your child should be in please click here to view a description of the levels. The skills listed are the skills each class will work on.
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 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 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.
Mon - Thu, June 24 - July 5 (We will not have lessons on Thu, July 4. The make up day will be on Fri, July 5)
Level 1,1,2,3,4,5 - Time: 9:45am-10:15am
Level 1,2,2,3,4,5 - Time: 10:20am -10:50am
Mon - Thu, July 8 - July 18
Level 1,2,2,3,4,5 - Time: 9:45am - 10:15am
Level 1,2,3,3,4,5 - Time: 10:20am - 10:50am
Mon - Thu, July 22 - August 1
Level 1,2,3,3,4,5 - Time: 9:45am - 10:15am
Level 1,2,3,3,4,5 - Time: 10:20am - 10:50am
Fee: $75 per session; Sibling discount: 10%
Location: Useless Bay Golf & Country Club pool, 5725 Country Club Drive in Langley
Click here to register for Swim Lessons online!
South Whidbey Swim Club
(Youth ages 6 - 17)
We are a novice swim club 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.
If you are not sure what practice group your child should be in, please click here.
Practice group times are subject to change depending on thenumber of kids in each group. Once swim club is full, Coach Kristi will notify swimmers through email what practice group they will be in.
Tryout: Tuesday, June 4, at 5:00pm at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club pool
June 24 - August 1
Gold and Silver: 8:00am - 8:55am
Bronze: 8:55am - 9:35am
White: 8:00am - 8:40am (9 years old and older);
8:55am - 9:35am (6-8 years old)
Swim Meet: Wednesday, July 31, 5:00pm - 8:00pm at UBCC
Awards Banquet: Friday, August 2, 6:00pm at Castle Park
Fee: $130; Sibling discount: 10%
Location: Useless Bay Golf and Country Club pool, 5725 Country Club Drive in Langley
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 SWSC team cap. Additional caps cost $3.50.
Click here to register for Swim Club online!
Archery Camp and After School Club
(Ages 9 - 13, Beginner & Intermediate*)
Whidbey Islanders have the privilege and opportunity to learn archery from an Olympic level coach this spring and summer! Archery Camp and After School Club 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coach Glen Harris has been a professional archery coach for 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 and has been an archery teacher since 1980. Both beginner and advanced archers will receive high level instruction from this seasoned coach. 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
Grades 4 - 5 (After School Club)
Wed, May 22 – Jun 12; 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Grades 6 – 8 (After School Club)
Wed, May 22 – Jun 12; 2:45 – 3:45pm
Mon–Thu, Jun 24 – 27; 10:30am – 11:45am |
Mon–Thu, Jun 24 – 27; Noon – 1:15pm |
Tue – Fri, Aug 27 – 30; 10:30am – 11:45am |
Tue – Fri, Aug 27 – 30; Noon – 1:15pm
Mon–Thu, Jun 24 – 27; 9:00am – 10:15am |
Tue – Fri, Aug 27 – 30; 9:00am – 10:15am
*Prerequisite: Student participation in previous SWPRD archery program and recommendation by Coach Harris.
Location: Community Park field at north entrance to Park
Youth Sailing Camp
(Youth Ages 10–16)
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn to sail! This instructional camp teaches the basics of sailing, and each student will be assigned their own boat. The course combines shore side learning with lots of hands–on, on–the–water sailing experience. While students will learn boating safety, basic seamanship and knot tying, the focus is always on sailing and having fun. Program emphasis is on how to sail while building self-confidence and promoting good character. For more information about Youth Sailing Camp, click here.
Prerequisite: Each student must demonstrate the ability to stay afloat for 3 minutes without a life jacket. For complete information, visit our website at www.swparks.org. This class is offered in partnership with the South Whidbey Yacht Club. The Head Instructor is US Sailing certified and will be assisted by experienced dinghy sailors. Our priorities are safety, then fun and learning. Location: the first morning we’ll meet at the Honeymoon Lake Clubhouse for swim test and orientation, then that afternoon and the rest of the days will be at Lone Lake Public Access.
Ages 10-13: Mon–Fri, Jul 8 – 12, 10:00am – 3:30pm
Ages 10-13: Mon–Fri, Jul 15 – 19, 10:00am – 3:30pm
Ages 10-16: Mon–Fri, Jul 22 – 26, 10:00am – 3:30pm
Ages 12-16: Mon–Fri, Jul 15 – 19, 10:00am – 3:30pm
Ages 12-16: Mon–Fri, Jul 22 – 26, 10:00am – 3:30pm
Location: Honeymoon Lake Clubhouse and Lone Lake Public Access
Beginning Magic for Kids
(Ages 8 – 14)
You can learn magic tricks to wow your friends and family! Through simple demonstration, you will be taught how to perform card tricks, coin tricks, and tricks with common household items. Participants will be shown how to influence spectators’ choices, know the outcome of what the spectator will choose. Learn how to appear to make things disappear or multiply. Instructor Jeff Simmons has been doing magic shows for classrooms and parties for several years. Jeff is part of the Northwest Ring of Fire Magic Club and enjoys sharing magic with everyone. Jeff can be reached at (360)321-5040 or email email@example.com Min 5/Max 15
Date: Sat, May 25
10:00am - Noon
*Fee includes a deck of cards and other items to be used for magic tricks.
Location: SWPRD Building Rec Room
Babysitter’s Training Course
(Youth ages 11–15)
Because you care...prepare! This summer find out what you need to know, and what every parent wants, in a safe and responsible babysitter. Parents are encouraged to send their existing babysitters to this great course. Participants will take away In addition to learning child & infant CPR, Babysitter’s Training Course can help you—
• Care for children and infants.
• Be a good leader and role model.
• Identify hazards, make good decisions and solve problems.
• Keep children you baby-sit and yourself safe
• Handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents.
Date: Fri, Jun 21
Time: Noon – 3:00pm
Instructor : Terry Welch, ICFD #3 EMT & Firefighter
Location: SWPRD Building Room 125