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Welcome!

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.
KLAHAYA: It is a state of mind - Merchandise store now open!
Hello Families,
 
With the opening of the tennis courts, even for limited play, we have definitely begun getting into a Klahaya state of mind.  What is a Klahaya state of mind you ask?  For frogs it begins with anticipation of all of the wonderful things that the club represents - lessons, swim and tennis team, lap and free swim, family barbecues, beach blanket bingo, etc.  Most importantly, it is the value we place on the people in this community and the spirit we embody.  We count down the days until open, and we are sad at the end of every season.
 
As we move through the Governor’s phases we are excited about the prospect of being able to resume many of our activities and see our members, both new and returning ones. While we are not all at the club in body, we can definitely be there in spirit.  We are opening our Klahaya store now so that you can choose to show your spirit and represent the club in the community.  These items are different from the swim and tennis team tees your children will be offered when they begin.  
 
We are excited to have a new logo this year (see above) that will appear on our website, merchandise* and swim team suit.  We have partnered with a Nike vendor to create a store that will be open all year-around and offer a great variety of performance and leisure wear that will be shipped directly to your home. 
 
* We will also offer a few non-Nike basics -  tee, sweatshirt and sweatpants with our logo.  That store is currently being developed.  These can be a great choice as they will come in a slightly lower price point.  Perfect for a growing child or one who is prone to leaving their stuff in the backseat of a friends car or on the bus.
 
Helpful information for navigating the Nike merchandise site:
 
  • Here is the link to our store: https://klahaya.gearupsports.net/index.php?route=common/home
  • The store offers merchandise in women’s, men’s and youth sizing.  Please select the “Youth sizes” bar at the top to see what merchandise if offered in that sizing. 
  • For questions regarding sizing, please select “Nike sizing chart” under “Information” at the bottom of the page.
  • All Klahaya members and friends and family will receive a 20% discount on orders placed between now and May 31st.  Please enter the code Klahaya20 at checkout.
 
We cannot wait until we are able to throw open all of our doors. For many of us in addition to meaning “welcome”, Klahaya means home.

by posted 05/22/2020
KLAHAYA - Pre-Season Pump

Dear KLA Frog Nation,

Coach Tom here, we hope you are all staying safe and healthy during these strange times. Today Monday May 18th, was projected as our first day of the KLA swim season. Now, obviously there is no KLA practice this week and many things in our lives have changed, yet we remain very hopeful. The GSSSL Board, KLA Board, and League coaches are working hard to gather best practices and safely begin our season when we get the signal that allows us to start. 

KLA is an incredibly special place of community, friendship, fitness, and social connectedness. Our kids and families would benefit enormously from having an exciting and mindfully safe KLA swim season. All kids 5-18 are invited join. Furtermore, the latest research has clearly shown youth are the least likely to get infections and the CDC has stated swim pools show no evidence for catching the virus.

We have prepared a fun motivational Pre-Season Pump video for you to watch. ENJOY!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1drcDDJ0Al0L5remhYtF7KZm5veIVJ_Iy/view?usp=sharing 

At the end, each Frog family or groups of Frog families are invited to record themselves doing the KLA Team Cheer. Post it to Facebook and tag Tom Schutte and Klahaya. We want to gather them all and create a montage of clips into one exciting Team Cheer video by the end of this week!

Cheer lyrics:

Ew saw saw sa

Ew saw saw sa

hit 'em in the head with a big kielbasa.

Put 'em in a barrel

Roll ‘em down the street.

Klahaya Swim Team

Cannot be beat!

GOOOOOOOO Klahaya!!

Furthermore, dryland strength development can help a huge amount. Here is our KLA Strength Challenge:

20 Minutes Race Continuous- As Many Rounds as Possible!!

Movements:
3 Burpees (one push-up and quick transition to vertical jump)
4 Squat Jumps (squat down, jump vertical into streamline)
5 Push-ups (basic good straight body form)
6 Jump Lunges (lunge forward and transition jump to opposite side)
7 Exploding Abs (standard sit-up, then streamline vertical at the top of the crunch)

 

Let me know if you have any questions. Go Frogs!!

Coach Tom Schutte


by posted 05/18/2020
Tennis Coming Soon!

Klahaya Family,

 

As you may have heard, Governor Inslee has issued guidance related to Tennis. That guidance authorizes “staffed facilities” to operate under new guidelines and restrictions as early as Phase 1. The restrictions are clear and it will take us a few days to get these safety measures in place, yet  we wanted to share with you that we are on it!

 

As of today, we are scheduled to resurface the tennis courts on May 25th, 2020 (5-6 days downtime) weather dependent. We understand starting and stopping is not the best scenario, however, we would rather get it taken care of early in the season so we will have the rest of the summer on a new tennis court surface!

 

More information to come and Go Frogs!

Jeff McDowell


by posted 05/18/2020
Klahaya is Home

Happy Mother’s Day Klahaya Mom’s. We hope everyone enjoys this wonderful message from Tennis Coach Peter. Please share it with your kids. We can do this together, Frogs always return in the Summer.

Click on the picture above and then click to play or follow the following link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D2-pNH59cYcs2IXPr9LwSsZ_PQR4QGTm/view?usp=sharing


by posted 05/10/2020
Swim Gear Discount for Klahaya Members

Hi Klahaya Members,

 

If your families are anything like mine you’ve got kids and likely yourselves who are desperate to get back in the water and getting tired of working out in the living room. Thankfully there is some light at the end of the tunnel, although still a way out.  For those of you looking to get wet before Klahaya opens, I want to give you an update from our new swimsuit vendor Blueseventy.

 

In 2020 we are moving to local Shoreline company www.blueseventy.com to supply swimsuits for our boys and girls team.  The owner is a Highland Terrace parent and has a store in the North City neighbourhood.  Besides regular swimwear and tech suits, Blueseventy sells wetsuits and accessories for both pool and open water swimming and is a big player in the triathlon and open water swimming world.  With pools closed for another month or more, open water swimming is an option (following city and state guidelines of course) however for the next 6-8 weeks, using a wetsuit is probably wise.  The Bell family swam last night up at Martha lake and with wetsuits was not to cold.  Being back in the water was fantastic.

 

As we look to build our relationship with Blueseventy, they are offering Klahaya members a 40% discount on their online store using the code klahaya40. 

 

If any questions, please reach out to me.

 

Willie

KLA Swim Director

206-940-9876


by posted 05/08/2020
Klahaya Update

Good Afternoon Klahaya Families,

 

I am writing on behalf of your Board of Directors to provide updates on all things Klahaya. As you are likely aware the Governor has extended his stay home, stay healthy order through the end of May. Based on that order, we will not be able to open on time and we must postpone our work parties. Governor Inslee has also laid out a phased approach to resuming activity and we as a board are in support of this approach as it ultimately aims to keep our members safe. As we understand it, we will not be able to open our recreational facility until we as a state and/or county reach phase 3. We are currently looking to gain clarification on whether activities such as tennis which typically involves 5 or fewer participants might be considered permissible in phase 2 however, we do not have that determination at this time.

Key pieces of information:

 

Operations:

  1. Klahaya Pool & Club will not open prior to reaching phase 3, it is unlikely we will reach that prior to June 16th.
  2. Once we reach phase 3 we will need to implement some new safety standards and will likely be asked to operate at 50% capacity for much of the Summer.
  3. Work parties will be rescheduled once we have an estimated time for reopen.

Membership Dues:

  1. Late fees are suspended for the time being. Typically, late fees are charged if payment is not received by opening day.
  2. Your $1,000 annual payment is divided into two parts:
    1. $440 is an assessment fee - this is the portion each member pays to pay down the debt we owe on the facility.
    2. $560 membership fee - this covers the cost of running the club, staffing, maintenance, etc.
  3. Currently, we are asking members to pay the mandatory $440 assessment fee to ensure we meet our financial responsibilities to our lender. Once we have an opening date the Board of Directors will determine a pro-rated membership fee and will ask that the fee is paid prior to opening. For those who have already paid the full $1,000, Thank You Very Much! The balance between the prorated membership fee and your $560 payment will be applied to your annual fee next year (2021).
  4. If you are unable to pay or are experiencing financial hardship please do not hesitate to contact me at:   we want to work with you.

In summary, we are a family and we will do all that we can to ensure this Summer is the best we can make of it. The pool and facilities team are working hard to ensure we are ready when we are given the authorization to open. There are still several options on the table for both Swim and Tennis Teams however it is still too early to make those determinations.

 

Thank you again for your patience and understanding, now more than ever our Board is looking forward to seeing you at the club.

 

Respectfully,

Erin Gallagher


by posted 05/07/2020
Klahaya Update - COVID-19

Klahaya Family,

I am writing to provide an update on Klahaya operations based on what we know today. It is highly unlikely that Klahaya will open on time as we anticipate the restrictions will be rolled back in a similar fashion as they were imposed which will likely take some time. Jeff McDowell and Rick Nye will continue to prepare the facility so that it will be ready to open when and if we are given authorization. However, your safety is our top priority and we will continue to follow the guidance of the Governor, Snohomish County Health and the City of Edmonds. At this time your Board of Directors are focused on the following three scenarios and their impacts to our membership:

  1. June 1st Opening
  2. July 1ST Opening
  3. August 1ST Opening

 

We are working on the details such as: 

  • Pro-rated membership fee’s and club financial constraints
  • Revised schedule of events for both swim and tennis teams
  • Revised late fee deadline to correlate with opening
  • Considerations for members at high risk
  • Online gear ordering options and more

 

On the bright side, I want to take this opportunity to welcome the 20+ families who are joining us new this year.  We genuinely look forward to getting to know you and your families.

 

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available to us. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out and I hope you have a Happy Easter.

 

Thank you for your positivity, energy, and patience,

Erin Gallagher

President


by posted 04/08/2020
Annual Newsletter

POSTED FOR REFERENCE - 2020 WILL BE POSTED IN APRIL.

2019 Klahaya Newletter

Your board members have compiled all of the information you might need to make the most of this summer into an ANNUAL NEWSLETTER. We encourage you to take some time and look it over.

The  NEWSLETTER includes:

  • Club hours
  • Volunteer requirements (including the fee increase)
  • Lesson (Swim & Tennis) sign-up policies and dates
  • Swim team practice times, important dates and notes from the coaches
  • Tennis team practice information, key dates and more
  • Club policies, including our new guest policy
  • Key dates for activities

And much, much more!

Remember to send in your dues prior to Opening Day (which is also lesson signup day) on May 18th! We hope to see you at our work parties coming up May 4th and May 11th.


by posted 04/23/2019
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