Among Mercer Island’s best features are our swim and tennis clubs, providing social fun in the sun and great opportunities for both kids and adults to participate in competitive and recreational swim and tennis programs.
The island’s three members-only swim and tennis clubs include the Mercer Island Country Club (MICC), the Mercer Island Beach Club (MIBC), and the Mercerwood Shore Club (MSC). All feature outdoor pools; swim, diving, and water polo teams; and year-round swimming (a seasonal “bubble” is installed over the pools in the winter).
All clubs participate in Division I of the Midlakes Summer Swim League with swim and dive meets taking place on Mercer Island and the Eastside. Water polo is also a popular island sport. There are two local teams – MSC and a joint MICC/MIBC team.
Love to play tennis? With 15 courts (7 indoor and 8 outdoor) and year-round programming, MICC offers the best facility for avid tennis players. MIBC offers 6 outdoor courts, and MSC offers 4 outdoor courts. All clubs offer tennis programs and lessons during the summer.
If you are interested in joining one of these members-only clubs on Mercer Island, most popular during the summer months, here are the details on fitness features, programs, and more! Call the clubs to confirm information on member waitlist, new member fees, and monthly dues.
Mercer Island Beach Club
One of two waterfront clubs, the Mercer Island Beach Club (MIBC) is situated on the island’s southeast side and provides sweeping vistas of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier. Enjoy the view through floor-to-ceiling windows of the 2,200 square-foot fitness center equipped with cardio fitness and strength-training machines. Features also include six outdoor tennis courts and two pools (activity and competition), designed for lap swimming, diving, and family fun.
Membership info: Currently a waitlist. Monthly dues: $176.40; New member fee of $6200.
(8326 Avalon Drive; 206-232-3125; www.mibeachclub.com)
Mercer Island Country Club
While not on the water but conveniently located on the south end of the island, the Mercer Island Country Club (MICC) is considered a great year-round club and is ideal for avid tennis players as the only local club with both indoor and outdoor tennis courts. It also features an eight-lane, 25-yard pool with a spring diving board and a recently remodeled fitness and weight room with high-tech machines, including LeMond spin bikes and TRX equipment.
Membership info: Currently a 12-month waitlist for two types of memberships, swim-and-fitness (does not include tennis) and full membership (includes tennis).
Monthly dues: $162.50 (swim and fitness) or $195.50 (full – swim, fitness, and tennis); new member fee of $3300 (swim and fitness) or $5000 (full).
Summer Memberships currently available (about 10 available as of April 17th). Membership fee: $1800 from May 22nd through September 4th, plus $600 deposit.
(8700 SE 71st St, 206-232-5600, www.mercerislandcc.com)
Mercerwood Shore Club
This east-side club opened a new, state-of-the-art clubhouse in July 2015. The 6,000 square-foot facility features a cardio studio, weight room, hot tub, and wading pool for toddlers. Mercerwood Shore Club members also enjoy 500 feet of sprawling waterfront property, a 25-meter pool with a one-meter diving board, and four outdoor tennis courts.
Membership info: Currently an 8-12 month waitlist for membership.
Monthly dues: $190; new member fee: $4500.
(4150 E Mercer Way, 206-232-1622, www.mercerwood.com)
Photo/image credits: Mercerwood Shore Club, Mercer Island Beach Club, Mercer Island Country Club