AGE REQUIREMENT: Children under the age of 8 must be supervised by an adult. This includes all events (lessons, practices, meets, matches)
Klahaya Swim & Tennis Club was established in 1958 as a facility where families could gather to enjoy swimming, friendships, and other activities. We undertook a major remodel of the facilty in 2008.
Presently there are 240 families. We are open from the middle of May until the middle of September. We have a varied schedule offering a Swim Team, Tennis Team, Lessons, Open Swim, Adult Lap Swimming, an Adult Swim Team, and many social activities.
I am writing to provide a brief update on the Club and our plans for this year. The great news is that currently, in Phase 2 pools are allowed to be open and tennis is considered a low risk activity. With the COVID numbers on a downward trend, our new club manager Nick Maxwell has been busy preparing toopen the club on-time (May 22nd) and preseason work party planning has already begun.
We will continue to follow all guidelines as issued by the Governor’s office and the Snohomish County Health District. We anticipate swim and tennis times will have to be pre-scheduled (similar to last year) at least in the beginning and are working on systems to help improve efficiency. We also anticipate mask wearing and social distancing to be part of our protocol this summer. We look forward to having both Tennis and Swim teams active as well as tennis lessons, lap swim, open tennis and modified family swim. As we (hopefully) move into phase 3 we hope to be able to safely allow for increased use of the facilities by all.
As a reminder ALL people who enter the club will be required to sign a liability waiver each year, this is a requirement from our insurance provider so we appreciate your compliance.
Please keep an eye on your inbox as 2021 statements are being sent out. The membership expense is $1,000 which is comprised of $560 in dues (covering the operating expenses of the club) and $440 in assessment fee’s (covering the capital payment on the pool loan). If you paid the full $1,000 last year you will see a $200 credit on your account this year and will only owe $800. Please keep in mind that per our bylaws your account must be paid in full by opening day to avoid a late fee AND no member will be allowed access to the club without being paid in full.
We understand this has been a very difficult year for most but for some it has been extra challenging. If you are experiencing financial hardship please do not hesitate to reach out, similarly if you are able to help support members in need please do not hesitate to reach out. Our Klahaya family is strong and together we will overcome.
If you are planning to sell your membership this year please reach out to Lindsey at
Finally, our Klahaya emails have been getting a fair amount of spam / phishing activity lately, please take extra care to check the email address and do not open or reply to anything that does not seem legitimate. We will do our best to deploy tactics to minimize this activity but it is often challenging to stop it completely.
What a year, what a 2020 season! Our large summer gatherings were replaced with masks and social distancing. We learned more about touch surfaces, and CDC guidelines than we could have ever imagined. We went from thinking we would not have a Klahaya summer to having many of the same programs with precautions and adjustments. We closed the lobby, yet had flow patterns and a porta-potty to make it work. We did our best to keep everyone safe, while at the same time provided a very necessary physical activity outlet and mental distraction to help maintain a sense of well-being. A big thanks goes out to the Board of Directors who spent many hours discussing and forming a strategy to get the Club safely open and for it to stay open during the season. Many thanks to our awesome staff, who followed the CDC and state guidelines to keep all our Members safe and healthy for the season. Your professionalism and friendliness held this summer together.
According to the CDC and state guidelines, we were allowed to have staff supervise the limited swimmers in the pool, including separate times for lap swim, family swim lessons, and swim team. The tennis courts were the first to be opened with staff support, followed by tennis lessons and tennis team with strict supervision. I am so proud of our coaches for providing wonderful instruction during this difficult summer. Thank you!
This summer, we missed the Open Swims, Swim Meets, BBQs, playing in the backyard, Pool Rentals, and most importantly, just hanging out in large groups. Hopefully, next year Members will get back to another “normal” wonderful summer at Klahaya.
As I announced to the Board of Directors and Membership back in July, the 2020 season will be my last summer as Manager of Klahaya Swim and Tennis. I am excited to be passing along the keys (and plenty of instructions) to Nick Maxwell, your new manager. He has excellent pool and summer league background and will be a super addition to the relatively small list of Klahaya managers. Best of luck to you Nick!
It has been a GREAT 18 year run as your manager with so many wonderful memories. It has been a place where my children, Cameron and Emily, could spend their summer with their Dad. A place where I have met so many lifelong friends. A place where I have mentored young adults in their first jobs who have now come back with their own families. A place where every summer I could look forward to feeling the love and appreciation of Klahaya Members. A place where I could proudly say “I am Jeff McDowell-Manager of Klahaya Swim and Tennis!”
There are many past Board of Directors to thank during my years and Facilities Directors that have worked hand and hand with me during their terms. There are dozens and dozens of staff that I have worked with who have given their hearts to the Club. Thank you to Kathryn and my family for supporting me during the long summer hours and time away from family events. And of course, there are countless Members that I have met over the years. Just saying you were/are a Member of Klahaya, we will always share a special bond. Thank you all for the support!
Finally, one of my fondest memories was our 60th Anniversary Party two summers ago. We had all generations come back through our lobby doors and almost every one of them said the same thing “Klahaya feels like coming home”. My commitment every time I drove onto the property was to make Klahaya a place where you could call home. Here’s to another 60 years of summer memories and to making Klahaya your home!