Swimming Lessons

Swimming at Sandy Pond

Contact Information:

Parks Office: 978-772-8217
Sandy Pond Beach: 978-501-1531
Email: sandypond@ayer.ma.us


2019 Swimming Lessons

Swim lessons begin July 8th with new and returning Red Cross certified swim instructors. Levels go from 1-4 with level 1 for those who are age 4 and up and are beginners with very little swimming experience. Classes run for two weeks, Monday-Thursday.  

Registration forms can be downloaded here or picked-up outside the Parks office on the third floor of Town Hall. Lessons range in price from $50-$60 for residents and $60-$70 for non-residents, depending on the level being taught.

For more information call the Parks Department at 978-772-8217, the Sandy Pond Beach office at 978-501-1531, or send an email.


    Level 1: 11:30am or 5:00pm
    July 8 to July 18 for session I
    July 29 to August 8 for session II
    Emphasis for beginners is water safety and gaining confidence in the water by learning how to float and hold their breath briefly under water. By the end swimmers should be able to float on their stomachs and backs and hold their breath under water.

    Level 2: 10:45am or 5:30pm
    July 8 to July 18 for session I
    July 29 to August 8 for session II
    Swimmers learn basic backstroke and front crawl and continue to work on their confidence in the water.

    Level 3: 10:00am or 6:00pm
    July 8 to July 18 for session I
    July 29 to August 8 for session II
    Teaches backstroke and side stroke and continued work on front crawl and other basic strokes.

    Level 4: 9:15am or 6:30pm
    July 8 to July 18 for session I
    July 29 to August 8 for session II
    Swimmers should be very comfortable in the water, are already familiar with basic strokes, learning dives, students at this level will be going out to the large dock.

    If there is enough interest, we are considering offering adult classes for beginner adult swimmers or those wishing to improve their form.