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Please Note:


Our schedule is subject to change.

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Thank you for swimming with us! 

Director Position Announcement


Are you passionate about health and recreation?

Do you want to help expand recreation opportunities in the North Whidbey community?

Can you help strengthen the relationships with taxpayers, the public, service organizations, and our valued partners?

Are you an experienced manager who can manage both day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives?

Are you a leader who can motivate a diverse population?

Are you ready to help us rebuild the district through updates to our facilities, organization, and processes?

If YES to all of the above, the North Whidbey Pool, Park, and Recreation District (NWPPRD) is looking for a Director like YOU!

NWPPRD is a tax supported district with approximately 60-70 employees. We own, maintain, and operate a community swimming pool, a dog park, and a baseball field. We operate on approximately $1 million annual budget including both taxpayer levy money distribution and operating revenues.

We are located in Oak Harbor, WA on the northern end of Whidbey Island, between Seattle and Vancouver, BC. Find out more about the natural beauty, diverse local offerings, and unmatched quality of life at and  

We will accept applications through Nov 15 and then begin evaluating candidates. We expect to conduct interviews in early December. 

The Director coordinates, supervises, and administers all phases of the District activities and operations. Oversees the staff and all financial dealings of the District.

Other responsibilities include:

a. To have general supervision over the administrative affairs of the District.

b. To appoint and remove employees of the District at his/her discretion, and as the law, policies of the District and circumstances may indicate.

c. To attend all meetings of the Board at which his/her attendance may be required by that body.

d. To recommend for adoption by the Board such measures as he/she deems necessary.

e. To prepare and submit to the Board such reports as may be required or as he/she deem necessary.

f. To keep the Board advised monthly of the financial condition of the District and its future needs.

g. To make the Board aware of relevant trends, anticipated adverse media coverage, threatened or pending lawsuits, or other relevant pertinent changes in the District.

h. To prepare and submit to the Board a proposed budget for the fiscal year and to be responsible for administration of the adopted budget.

i. To administer the activities of the District so as to fulfill its mission, promote its programs, and maintain its facilities.

j. To perform such other duties as the Board may determine by Resolution.

k. To organize and maintain all written policies and Resolutions so that they can be implemented quickly and efficiently.

l. To coordinate with staff to schedule special events/programs.

Physical Requirements

a. Ability to sit, stand and move to perform a variety of tasks during an 8-hour day.

b. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

c. Ability to sit and operate computer for extended periods of time.

d. Ability to attend necessary off site meetings and seminars.


Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent in relevant work experience.

Command of computer operation and software including Windows, e-mail, MS Office, social media, and ability to learn specialty programs.

Experience in management.

Experience working in a government organization or equivalent.

Experience in fiscal planning and execution.

Experience in aquatic facility operations (optional).

Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator certification preferred

Responsible To: North Whidbey Pool, Park, and Recreation District Board of Commissioners.

This is a regular full-time, salaried, exempt position. Please apply via Indeed at this LINK. This position will remain open until November 15th, close of business. 

The Story of Water

 Check out this great video our Interim Director put together to share some of the hard work that has been done over the last year! It truly has been a community effort and we are forever thankful for the outpouring of community support, countless volunteer hours, and dedicated staff for their invaluable contributions! 

Fall Schedule

 Lap Swim

Monday: 6:00am-1:00pm; 7:00-9:00pm

Tuesday: 6:00am-1:00pm; 5:30-8:00pm

Wednesday: 6:00am-1:00pm

Thursday, 600am-1:00pm; 5:30-8:00pm

Friday: 6:00am-1:00pm; 5:30-7:00pm

Saturday: 7:30am-12:00pm; 4:30-5:30pm

Sunday: 7:30am-12:00pm

Open Swim

Friday: 7:30-9:30pm

Saturday: 12:30-2:30pm; 6:00-8:00pm

Sunday: 12:30-2:30pm; 4:30-6:30pm (with family discount)

Water Aerobics

Monday: Shallow/Deep 11:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday: Shallow/Deep 9:30-10:30am; 7:00- 8:00pm

Thursday: Shallow/Deep 11:30am-12:30pm 

Friday: Shallow/Deep 9:00-10:00am

Water Volleyball - Ages 18+

Monday: 7:00-9:00pm

Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Wading/Kids Pool

Monday: 11:30am-1:00pm; 7:15-9:00pm

Tuesday: 9:30am-1:00pm; 5:00-6:00pm

Wednesday: 11:30am-1:00pm

Thursday: 9:30-1:00pm; 5:00-6:00pm

Friday: 10:00am-1:00pm; 7:30-9:30pm

Saturday: 12:30-2:30pm; 6:00-8:00pm

Sunday: 12:30-2:30pm; 4:30-6:30pm

Special Programming & Swim Teams

Sensory Splash (Swim time dedicated to community members with special needs and their families): Saturday 4:30-5:30 & Sunday 11:00am-12:00pm

Physical Therapy: Wednesday 9:00-11:00am

Facility Rentals: Saturday & Sunday 3:00-4:30pm

Oak Harbor High School Swim Team Practice: Monday-Friday 3:00-5:00pm

BHBC NWAC Practice: Monday-Friday 4:30-7:00pm & Saturday, 7:00-10:00am 

Please Note: Our agreement with MWR covers Lap Swim and Open Swim/Kids Pool ONLY. Water Aerobics, Volleyball, Swim Lessons, and Special Events are NOT included. Thank you for your understanding.

About Us


North Whidbey Pool, Park and Recreation District operates the taxpayer-supported John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool, and the Clover Valley ballfields and off-leash dog park in Oak Harbor, Washington. Our patrons enjoy a multitude of aquatic programming for people of all ages to enhance their fitness and health.

Employment Opportunities


North Whidbey Pool, Park, and Recreation District is currently seeking American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and Swim Instructors (WSI preferred, but not required)  for John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool. If you are interested in a postion with the District, please submit your resume to

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North Whidbey Pool, Park & Recreation District

85 Southeast Jerome Street, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

(360) 675-7665

Front Desk Hours

For Swim Schedules please see the Schedule & Fees Tab above.

Front Desk Hours:

Sunday: 7:30am-6:30pm

Monday: 6:00am-9:00pm

Tuesday: 6:00am-8:00pm

Wednesday: 6:00am-9:00pm

Thursday: 6:00am-8:00pm

Friday: 6:00am-9:30pm

Saturday: 7:30am-8:00pm 

For assistance outside of these hours: Please call 360.675.7665 and leave a detailed message; we will get back to you within 48 hours. You may also email Jenny Claridge or Julie Millang for assistance.  

Thank you!

Public Records Requests

To make a Public Records Request please contact our Public Records Officer, Julie Millang for the necessary forms.

Files coming soon.