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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.
2 Klahaya Adult Tennis Clinics

Dear Klahaya Families,

 

I cannot believe that we are already rolling into August.  While this summer has definitely looked different for Frog families, we have tried to create some sense of normalcy and maintain as many of our traditions as possible.  For our adult players, both experienced and new, we want to offer a couple of tennis clinics.  

 

They will be as follows:

 

Tuesday, August 4th - 6:30 - 8:00 PM - Beginner’s Clinic (max 12 players)

Instruction will cover fundamental tennis strokes. No previous tennis experience is required. 

 

Tuesday, August 11th - 6:30 - 8:00 PM - 3.0+ Clinic (max 12 players)

Instruction will be given to focussing on doubles play & strategy 

 

Please sign up on the following Google Form. Just like court sign-ups, this is on the honor system as everyone can edit this document. It is “live.” As Jeff said in his email earlier this week, it may be a good idea to take a time-stamped screenshot in case anything comes in question.  Thanks for your integrity. 

 

Klahaya Adult Tennis Clinics

 

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

 

Thanks,

Jennifer Combs

Klahaya Tennis Director

tennisdirector@klahaya.net

 

by posted 07/30/2020
Google Sheets sign-ups

Hello Klahaya Families, we were so excited about seeing the families in the water last weekend. We really appreciated that the Members were understanding of limited times and only did one sign-up per family-THANK YOU!

 

To add a bit of “randomness” there is NOT an updated link to this weekend’s Family Small Group Lessons YET check back over the next few days for sign-ups. NO email reminder, just keep looking :) 

 

A big reminder that adults (18 yr and older) will need to be in the water with their children. This is not Open Swim where an adult can just be on the bench watching. Instruction and interaction are required. Please no supplies of your own (toys, balls, floats)

 

Google Sheets has been the default sign-up. There are other commercial products, yet for now, most understand how Google sheets work. We will continue to use Google sheets for tennis courts, lap swim, and now Family Small Group Lessons. These are “live documents” so we ask that you look very very carefully at the times and dates that you are signing up for. Recently, we have had double bookings and even some erasing of names. We want to think best intentions and that it was “user error”, however, if there are patterns with omissions we will need to look at other options. 

 

Try taking a time-stamped screenshot when you sign up… you can then show it to the other folks if there are some differences. 

 

Sadly, we understand this is limited pool time and families want to spend time together. However, we have to keep the specific requirements detailed in the government documents. 

 

Thank you,

Klahaya Swim and Tennis


by posted 07/29/2020
REMINDER : Session 4 Tennis sign-ups tonight, 7/27/2020 6pm

Dear Klahaya Members, 

 

Tonight will be the last session (4) tennis sign-ups. Remember to arrive early for parking OR park along 104th grass in front of the cemetery and bring your checkbook.

 

 

Monday, July 27th  at 6 pm.

Please bring a check for payment at sign-up.

 

At 6pm there will be a random picking of numbers (based on the number of people present) and then line up according to number. PLEASE wear a mask around others and Social Distance in line.

 

 Folks have asked about "proxy" sign-ups. While we prefer you sign-up in person (moves the line along) you may have a proxy (14 yrs or older) sign-up for you. One ticket per member and one per proxy, however. 

 


Session 4 Tennis Lessons Dates:

We will continue to have 12 slots available to tennis classes. Classes Monday-Wednesdays Aug 3rd, Aug 4th, Aug 5th and Aug 10th, Aug 11th, Aug 12th  

 

Assessment Dues and Fees must be paid to sign up and liability waiver on file. 

 

Tennis Class Schedule:

8:00-8:45am - Advanced Beginner

8:45-9:30am - Beginner

9:30-10:15am - Intermediate

10:30-11:15am - Advanced

11:15-12:00am - Advanced Beginner

12:00-12:45am - Beginner

12:45-1:30am - Intermediate

 

 

See you around the Club for this last session of tennis lessons. 

 

Klahaya Swim and Tennis 


by posted 07/27/2020
Statement from your Board of Directors

Your Klahaya Swim and Tennis Club takes pride in building community and fostering a family atmosphere.  We want to firmly state that racism has no place here. Klahaya is and always has been a place where inclusion and togetherness are celebrated.  Your Board of Directors acknowledges the deep-rooted systemic racism against those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and want to officially state that at Klahaya we will not tolerate systemic bias of any kind. Your Board of Directors believes in the need for the voices of BIPOC to be heard to begin addressing the issue of racism. We stand by those affected. We stand with Black Lives Matter.

 

In closing, we want to thank Christabel Jamison (a Klahaya member and local artist) for her bravery and her dedication to amplifying the voices and addressing the inequalities, injustices, and racism faced by all BIPOC individuals.

 

Respectfully,

Erin, Shannon, Anne, Rebecca, Willie, Robert, Jennifer, Lindsey, and Rick

Board@klahaya.net

 

by posted 07/26/2020
It’s water polo season at Innes Arden

Hi Klahaya families,

Please see the note below from our friends at Innes Arden announcing the kickoff of water polo season.

Willie

 

Come play water polo at Innis Arden

Coach Elle and Coach Mira are excited to begin our summer season of water polo practices!  We will have a modified program and schedule to follow all COVID-19 restrictions.  While we know water polo is normally a high-contact sport, we will be holding water polo workouts and drills and refrain from team scrimmages or league games to limit any close contact.  Practices will be limited to 10 athletes per practice keeping 6' of distance from other players.  This will be a fun and creative practice encompassing the essence of water polo while following COVID-19 restrictions.  If you have any questions, please contact Jordan ( ) at Innis Arden or Coach (Mira Ho  )

Schedule

July 27- August 5
Please sign up for 1 spot per week
12 and under: Mon/Wed 3:30pm-4:20pm 
13 -14: Tues/Thurs 9pm-9:30pm
15-18: Tues/Thurs 9:30pm - 10:00pm 

Starting August 6
Please sign up for 2 spots per week
15-18: Daily 8am-8:50am
11-14: Daily 9:00-9:50
10 and under: Daily 10am-10:30am
 

Signing up

  • In order to participate in water polo, you will need to register and pay through the Innes Arden website.  Full details and a registration link can be found at https://innisardenswimclub.com/water-polo/
  • Practice signup will be managed using Signup Genius.  Direct links to signups will be sent out on Fridays at 3:00 pm and posted to the IA homepage  https://innisardenswimclub.com/ at the same time.
     

Feel free to contact Jordan if you have an questions ( )
 

We look forward to seeing everyone again, 

Mira and Elle


by posted 07/24/2020
Session 4 Tennis sign-ups 7/27/2020 6pm

Dear Klahaya Members, 

 

Thanks for all the great work following the rules of masks and social distancing out on the tennis courts and on the swimming deck. Except for a few days of rain, the tennis lessons have been a big success! 

 

Believe it or not the 4th session is coming up quickly. We will be signing up for Session 4 on Monday July 27th  at 6pm.

  Please bring a check for payment at sign-up.

 

At 6pm there will be a random picking of numbers (based on the number of people present) and then line up according to number. PLEASE wear a mask around others and Social Distance in line.

 

 Folks have asked about "proxy" sign-ups. While we prefer you sign-up in person (moves the line along) you may have a proxy (14 yrs or older) sign-up for you. One ticket per member and  one per proxy, however. 

 


Session 4 Tennis Lessons Dates:

We will continue to have 12 slots available to tennis classes. Classes Monday-Wednesdays Aug 3rd, Aug 4th, Aug 5th and Aug 10th, Aug 11th, Aug 12th  

 

Assessment Dues and Fees must be paid to sign up and liability waiver on file. 

 

Tennis Class Schedule:

8:00-8:45am - Advanced Beginner

8:45-9:30am - Beginner

9:30-10:15am - Intermediate

10:30-11:15am - Advanced

11:15-12:00am - Advanced Beginner

12:00-12:45am - Beginner

12:45-1:30am - Intermediate

 

 

See you around the Club for this last session of tennis lessons. 

 

Klahaya Swim and Tennis 


by posted 07/23/2020
Family Swim Lessons Test Run: Limited Weekends

Hello Klahaya Families, thank you so much for being flexible as we all navigate this difficult time together. We have done our best to provide most programming for the Club including tennis court time, lap swimming, modified team, and lessons for tennis and swim team practice. Sadly, Open Swim and Small pool fun are still not available. 

We have been looking at the Governor’s task force recommendation for Staffed Water Recreation Facilities (Public and Private) Modified Phase 1 and Phase 2 (see below) and we would like to try another option, Small Group Classes. We are calling these Small Group Classes- Family Lessons. As a test run, we are trying the next few weekends from 1-4 pm. We will still have lane lines to separate the pool, yet it will be in 3rds and 45 minutes each to allow for more activities. Deep end swimming is only allowed for swimmers that can swim without touching the side walls. Things like safe jumping off the side, in-water diving for toys, kickboard practice, and underwater breathing. The time still needs to be instructional with parents/guardians (they will be the instructors)  in the water. We are asking for a 1 adult-3 swimmer ratio (based on swimming ability)  and no more than 5 family members per section. Sorry, larger families will need to take two sections. Each family will need to stay in assigned sections for social distancing measures. The yearly liability waiver must be signed. 

To be clear this is NOT Open Swim. The pool and limited equipment (cleaned after each session) are only available. The lawn chairs, sun decks, backyard, and lobby are not available and we ask that you leave promptly after your time. 

Sign-ups will be done on Google Sheets similar to lap swim sign-ups. Please be understanding of other Members and the limited time slots. This is a good option for young families that might not use the pool as much. However, if “day-of” there are still openings please take advantage of the pool openings for swim development- we have paid staff on duty. 

Here is the link for sign-ups now, however, a  posted link will be on the Klahaya web page later this weekend. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qatr57qTMo2DcTNgvb9WktCDX9bnsDUxyTf2gwTPo6g/edit?usp=sharing

Jeff McDowell-Klahaya Manager 

Willie Bell-Klahaya Swim Board Member 

 

Governor’s Task Force Language 

In Modified Phase 1 and Phase 2 , authorized operations include appointment-only lap swimming, one-on-one lessons, and small group classes (groups of 5 or less) at any water recreation facility. 


by posted 07/23/2020
Swim caps have arrived

Good morning Klahaya families,

Swim caps have arrived!

If new to swim team, we’ll give you one as a belated welcoming gift.  I’ll have the coaches distribute during practice/meets etc.

If looking to purchase, they are $5 each – a pretty good deal for a branded silicon cap.  I’ll take cash or venmo @ Willie-Bell-7.  I fronted the initial cost out of my own pocket and my desire to chase down 100 people for $5 each is low……so cough up the money and I’ll cough up cap(s).  If using Venmo, please leave notes on who you are so I can make sure I give to the right people.  My plan is to somehow distribute at the virtual meet tomorrow as a starting point – still working out specifics as my day job gets in the way a bit and my free labour (my kids) are out of town.  We’ll make it work somehow.

Special thanks to Maren for getting dragged out of bed to model.

 

Thanks,

Willie

Klahaya Swim Director

 

 

 

 


by posted 07/21/2020
Klahaya Manager Retirement 2020
Dear Klahaya Members,
 

After much thought, speaking with my family, and recently discussing with the Klahaya Board of Directors,  I would like to let the Membership know that I will be retiring as your Manager after this 2020 season. 

 

For the last 18 summers (2 as Assistant Manager and 16 as the Full-time Manager), I have enjoyed being with the families of Klahaya. I have watched little ones grow up into young adults-including two of my own. I have formed close friendships with many of you, and see others around the neighborhood greeting me with smiles. THANK YOU for the support all these years!

 

Why this summer season? I am sure this pandemic has many of us thinking and reflecting about life and the time we have in good health. At this point, I still have the strength and stamina to do the job, yet in the coming years my energy will start to decline. Post-Covid also offers an opportunity to look at programming differently, how can Klahaya set up structures and recreation to benefit the entire Membership. Your new Manager(s) can have a fresh set of eyes, ears, and ideas. 

 

Our work is not done! We still have 2 months of a Klahaya summer season. I am working to get things organized and ready for the incoming Manager. The Board and I will continue to investigate ways to get Members safely into Klahaya for recreation. 

 

Sadly, I miss the daily interactions at the front desk. I fear that I might not see some of you before my departure. If around in late August/early September, be sure to stop by so I can give you a “virtual” handshake and say  “so long” for now. 

 

Much love and peace,

 

 

Jeff McDowell-Klahaya Manager 

July 14, 2020


by posted 07/14/2020
Face Coverings at Klahaya

Dear Klahaya Members, we have had a great week around the Club. Lots of laughs and smiles out on the tennis courts and water splashing in the pool for lap swimmers and swim team. 

 

We are trying our best to stay current with the latest developments from the Governor’s Office.  As many of you have heard, there is now a requirement for facial coverings in public spaces. (see below).

 

We are requesting that Members wear face coverings while on the Klahaya property. Areas such as the parking lot, waiting for classes, and interacting with other Members should now be done with face coverings. On the tennis courts during lessons and the beginning of swim team the coaches Request and Strongly Encouraged the use of face coverings. Please speak with your children about the request and have them come to the Club prepared-please put names on face coverings help in case they get misplaced. :) 

 

 The link below shows different examples of face coverings.

 

Keep up the great work Klahaya Frogs! 

 

 

Klahaya Swim and Tennis 

 

https://coronavirus.wa.gov/information-for/you-and-your-family/face-masks-or-cloth-face-covering

 

 

Effective June 26, a statewide order requires individuals to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces such as stores, offices and restaurants. The order also requires face coverings outdoors when you can't stay 6 feet apart from others.

There are exemptions, including people with certain disabilities or health conditions, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and children under the age of 5 (though it's encouraged to have children ages 3-5 wear a covering if possible). There are also situations when you can remove your face covering, such as when seated at a restaurant or when recreating alone.


by posted 06/25/2020
Klahaya Gear

You can now order Klahaya Gear all year - please go to our Klahaya Gear page.


by posted 06/12/2020
Liability Form

All Members must fill out Liability Form below before using any Klahaya Facilities.

LIABILITY FORM


by posted 06/06/2020
Tennis Court and Lap Swim

Click here to sign up for Lap Swim

LAP SWIM SIGN UP

 

Click here to sign up for a Tennis Court

TENNIS COURT SIGN UP
 

Click here to sign up for family swim

 FAMILY LESSON SIGN UP

 

Liability and Volunteer Forms

One adult per membership  must fill out Liability Form below before using any Klahaya Facilities.  All members that use Klahaya must be listed.

LIABILITY FORM

Follow this link to enter your Volunteer Hours.  All Volunteer hours must be reported here.

 

REPORT VOLUNTEER HOURS

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