The Sandwich Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs and events for community. We maintain outdoor spaces for recreating and relaxing. We are committed to creating fun, inclusive activities for people of all ages. We look forward to getting to know our community members through our programming and while they enjoy our facilities. We are always looking for ways to enhance our department. If you have any programming or event ideas, or would like to volunteer, please contact the Sandwich Parks and Recreation Department. Follow us on Facebook: Sandwich NH Parks & Recreation
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2019 Programs, Events, and Projects:
Swim Lesson Information
Lessons will run 7/1 – 8/1
$35 for 5 weeks ($10 for 3rd child)
or participate for $10 / week
Sandwich Parks and Recreation will be offering swim lessons again this summer. Lessons will be Mondays – Thursdays in the morning. This year former Sandwich Aquatic Swim School (Switzer’s) instructor and former Sandwich Recreation swim instructor, Laura Thorndike, will create a swim lesson program with head lifeguard Sam Seeley. Laura will not be leading the lessons, but will be creating swim lessons program for our instructors. Our lessons will be taught by head lifeguard Sam Seeley and lifeguards Raven Strother, Alyssa Floyd, and Aidan Carney. We expect an increased number of participants with the closing of Switzer’s, and Laura’s experience and expertise will enhance our ability to handle more participants and develop plans to maximize students progress through the summer.
The lesson schedule may change in order accommodate the most families while still delivering quality lessons to all the participants. We will start by structuring our lessons at the posted times, but we may modify lesson times if registration numbers exceed a safe and acceptable class size. For example, we may add a minnows class at 9:00am, or 11:00am if that age group has more registrants than would be appropriate for the posted time. We will not have more than 12 students in any class, but if we have only eight “guppies” and an overflow of “fish”, we may have four “fish” at 10:20. It may also be necessary to limit registrations, so please register early to secure your place. Registration priority will be given to families of Sandwich residents and taxpayers.
All classes will start Monday - Thursday at these times:
MINNOWS (4+5) …….. 9:40 - 10:10 Level I
(must be 4yrs old by Oct. 1 2019)
GUPPIES (6+7)……...10:20 -10:50 Level 2
FISH (8+9)….…11:00 - 11:30 Level 3
SHARKS (10-13)..…..…. 9:00 - 9:30 Level 4
While we use age at the start of our program, ability and experience may require participants to be moved to a more appropriate class. We will evaluate your child closely and recommend/require any appropriate changes to their class placement. Payment should never be an obstacle to participate in activities, please inquire about The Sandwich Quimby Youth fund, and the Parks and Recreation Scholarship program if you would like financial assistance.
TENNIS: 7/1 – 7/31
INSTRUCTOR--------- OLE ANDERSON
YOUTH TENNIS LESSON CALENDAR*
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY
BEGINNERS (5+6) ……..... 8:30 – 9:00
(players must be 5 years old by Dec. 31 2019)
LEARNERS (7+8)………… 9:10 – 9:40
INTERMEDIATES (9-11).. 9:55 - 10:30
SKILLED (12-15)..…...….... 10:45 – 11:25
*Calendar Subject to change
If we have a large number of registrants, we will likely replicate class schedule for Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Sandwich Parks and Recreation must have a completed and signed health form and tennis registration before allowing participation in any program.
Before June 25, Please Bring Completed Forms On or To:
Sandwich Rec Office (field house): I try to be in my office as much as possible, however there are other locations which require my attention. So please feel free to give a call first. Rec Office Phone: 284-6473
Selectmen's Office in Town Hall (MON-THUR) 7:30-5:30
Please Do Not send form into SCS.
If you have a child interested in either tennis or swimming or both, but you cannot deliver a completed consent form prior to June, please call the rec office at your earliest convenience 284-6473 or email email@example.com We will need a completed consent form in order to allow participation, but we will happily enroll your child in the appropriate program(s) if you can call or email before the end of June. Students may sign up late, however, students will be assigned into an already scheduled lesson which best accommodates their age, experience and our lesson size.
LESSON SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
SANDWICH PARKS AND REC MAY MOVE A STUDENT INTO A CLASS THAT BETTER ACCOMODATES THEIR LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE.
Adult Tennis Clinic: Fridays 9:30- 11:00am starting 7/5
Adult Pickle-Ball: Coming soon to our Sandwich tennis courts!
Links and Documents: (Some documents do not format correctly, so are included as PDF as well)
Quimby Youth Scholarship form
Swim Lesson Registration
Swim lesson registration pdf
Tennis Registration pdf