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Established in 1949, Stockton Water Ski Club, is the 2nd oldest water ski club in the United States. Residing in the heart of the California Delta west of Stockton, CA the club is close enough for an easy day excursion or weekend camping trip.

October 2020 Flat Water

Flat Water
October 2020

Fall Clean Up Days

We had a great crew of volunteers to help with fall clean-up. We were especially happy to see and get to know many new members. *

Shawn, Teresa, Faith & Byron Springer
Keith, Bree, Reese, Rylee Wells *
Richard and Georgia *
Scott, Nancy & Spencer Irby
Roger & Linda Fisher
Jeff & Nicole Greenberg
Jeff & Denise Sonneberg
Pete Disch
Harv Bisla * Tim Fontaine *
Dale Balcao Sim Risso
Pat Garcia Ben Wiesner
Vic Wagner Jeff Nolan*
Brad Hellwig Daniel Bennett*

New Member Rules & Regs

The Rules and Regs were recently modified (10/15) to read the following:
“A new member will be probationary for 12 months after date of joining and will not be eligible to sponsor a new member during this time.”

Sponsoring New Members

It is important for sponsors to help their new members by introducing them to other members, learning the Rules and Regs, as well as to being a model for and encouraging participation in club events as well as volunteering to help.


SWSC continues to welcome club members to bring guests to the island. Please be responsible for making sure that the Rules and Regs are followed. Guest may not use the island without the inviting member being present. Guest tents must be removed after each visit to leave room for paying members.

RING Found

Someone dropped a women’s ring under the shade trees near the beach on Labor Day weekend. If you are that person, please contact Linda at with your name and description of the ring.


Raising of the Flag Pole and Flag

Thanks to all who volunteered to raise the new island flag pole.  Check out the video below.


Flat Water – May 2020

Memorial Day Weekend

The island is available for recreational purposes this weekend, but due to County Health regulations, we will not be holding our annual Potluck Dinner.  The club will provide charcoal for the grilling area for our members use.  It is important to note that social distancing should be observed outside of family groups on the docks, beaches, campsites and firepits.


The restrooms were sanitized and we ask members to sanitize areas you have used with the sanitizer provided.  Hand washing should be done with only the soap provided in the dispensers. We are on a septic system that can only handle the provided soap.

Life Jackets

Don’t forget we are collecting life jackets (Coast Guard approved) to donate to the Fire Department who loans them to people in need.  You can contact any board member if you have any to donate.

June and July Events

Your Board of Directors and Board of Trustees are monitoring the San Joaquin County Health Dept directives regarding Covid-19.  It is important for all of us to comply with their directives so that our island is not closed to us during this pandemic period.  Please stay tuned regarding events on our calendars as we will send updates as the restrictions are lifted.  We are so lucky to have this wonderful retreat!


Flat Water March 2020

Bowling Fundraiser – March 15th 1-4PM

Pacific Avenue Bowl is hosting our second Family Bowling Fundraiser. Tickets must be purchased in advance from one of the Board of Directors. Price includes shoes two games and some pizza. There will be a 50/50 raffle, door prize, and a raffle.

Youth: $10 (Under 16)
Adults: $20

Event Chairs: Vic and Laura Wagner & Brad Hellwig

Do you have Life Jackets no one uses any longer?

The Fire Department loans out life jackets to people in need. Your Board of Directors would like to collect life jackets that the kids have out grown or are just no longer needed. They need to be Coast Guard approved and in good condition. If you have one or more, contact a Board member to arrange a drop-off.

Spring Clean-up is coming

Our spring clean-up weekend was moved from April 11th & 12th to April 18th & 19th. If we can really get a good work crew that first weekend, we believe we will not need the second weekend. If you are planning to come, please email Shawn Springer ( and let him know. Lunch will be provided so a headcount is needed.

New Members: This is a great chance to get to know your fellow club members and have fun too!


December 2019 Flat Water

Annual Crab Feed – Jan 18th 2020

Crab Feed Volunteers
Saturday January 20th from 9AM-12PM – Set-up at Stockton Ballroom
Saturday January 20th After Party Clean-up.
Bake Sale/Auction
Proceeds for Kid’s Event
Bake your favorite desert for the Crab Feed auction.
Drop baked goods off Saturday morning at the Stockton Ballroom 9-10AM.
Email: lkfish@comcast,net to let us know what you are bringing.

Tickets $55.00, Early Bird Special $50.00 prior to Jan 1 2020.
Click here to purchase

2020 Board of Trustees

  • Sim Risso
  • Dale Balcao
  • Keith Coggins
  • Bob Dowling
  • Thom Foulks
  • Dennis Peyton

General Meeting Held on November 20th 2019.

Our general meeting was held at the Village West Yacht Club with both the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors present.  In addition to the boards, the following members attended:  Teresa Springer, Roger Hahn, Russell Fisher, Roger Fisher, Mike & Laura Minnema, Jason & Jennifer Kerby, Olga Derby, Marcelina Lopez.




Luau Inspired Menu | Dinner Served at 4:30PM | Music by DJ Pork Chop | Jungle Juice served for 21 & over

Cornhole Tournament
Come dressed in your best Luau attire
Limbo and Costume contest
Dancing after dinner

Make your reservation to:

Or buy your tickets here

Adult Ticket35.00 USD
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Flat Water Spring 2019

Bowling Fundraiser – Huge Success

Many thanks go to Pacific Avenue Bowl (Vic and Laura Wagner) for hosting our first Family Bowling Fundraiser to benefit our clubs Kid’s Day. We had over 90 family and friends of the club attend. Age range was 2yrs old – 70+. Special thanks to Teresa Springer for chairing this wonderful event.

Island Clean Up

If you love our island, you need to come and help!

2018 Spring Clean Up

Mother nature has been hard at work creating work for us at the island. Members who enjoy coming out for the day or camping during the warn summer months should all sign up to help at lease one of the days in April.

The club will provide lunch for all volunteers so you just need to get on your boat and come out!

Contact: Shawn Springer and let him know what date(s) you can help.


2019 Club Calendar

Click here to download the 2019 Club Calendar.


Buy Tickets Now – 2019 SWSC Crab Feed

For tickets email us at:

Tickets will be $55.00 after the 1st of January 2019


Crab Feed on January 19th, 2019

January 19th is the date reserved for our annual Crab Feed.  Your Board of Directors will do the overall planning by we need volunteers for various sub-committees.  Here are the major areas where volunteers are needed:

  • Chairperson for the raffle and silent auction
  • Chairperson for decorations
  • Chairperson for the bar

We will ask all of the chair people to attend the November 14th meeting @ 6PM.  If you are will to serve, please email Linda Fisher and let her know what you can do.  mailto:


 Special Thanks

We all need to thank Jeff Sonneberger for building and donating the awesome smoker.  We have already used it for the events this summer and it has helped us upgrade our food prep to a new higher level!