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The town beach will open on Saturday, May 25, and will continue to be open on weekends leading up to June 15, at which time the beach will be open daily until Labor Day.

The hours when lifeguards are on duty for public swimming are noon to 7 p.m. All lifeguards are Red Cross certified. There is no swimming at the town beach when lifeguards are not on duty.

Swim lessons begin July 8 with new and returning Red Cross certified swim instructors. Levels go from 1 to 6, with level 1 for those who are age 4 and up and are beginners with very little swimming experience. There are also courses for those younger than 4 and an intro to water safety course for those over 12 interested in learning lifeguard skills.

For ages 6 months through 3 years, there is a class beginning on July 13. Each child must have an adult accompanying them. This class is designed for parent/child swimming in which our certified instructors introduce your children to the water and also to teach parents water safety and how to help their child develop early swimming skills. This is a fun course with plenty of games and excitement for everyone.

More information about swimming lessons, including registration forms, can be picked up outside the Parks office on the third floor of Town Hall.

For information, call the Parks Department at 978-772-8217, the Sandy Pond Beach office at 978-501-1531, or email hjanuskiewicz@ayer.ma.us.

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