Great Harbors Resident Association

333 Shorewood Drive

PO box 988
East Falmouth, MA  02536








Great Harbors is an active community which sponsors an array of year round events.  Our most active season is the summer when families enjoy a multitude of activities, such as swimming, tennis, boating.  The Annual Barbecue, Wine Tasting and Golf Tournaments are among the favorites for adults.  You may check the calendar section of this website or select one of the events below for more information.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Sarah Bettencourt.  Sarah will be  joining the summer staff as the Children’s Event Planner. Sarah and her family are familiar faces in Great Harbors and are often seen at the pool, on the tennis court and at events. Sarah and her husband, Michael, purchased their home in 2014 and have enjoyed many summers here.  Sarah will plans to engage the children in a variety  multifaceted programs using her extensive experience.

Sheila Becker will be chairing the newly formed Social Committee. Sheila and her team will plan and promote social events throughout the year. Sheila is a familiar face in Great Harbors and currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Clerk for the Association.  A good way to meet your neighbors is to volunteer to assist for one of the events.  Sheila looks forward to hearing from you.



This summer will be Jim Berrigan’s tenth year as Director of Tennis for Great Harbors. Jim is the Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s tennis programs at Babson College. Both the men and women have had great regional success the past 15 seasons under Berrigan’s guidance.  He is a United States Professional Association certified professional and U.S High Performance Coach.  In addition to his coaching duties at Babson, he is also the Director of the extremely popular Babson Tennis Camp, for boys and girls ages 7-15.  Jim and his family are long time Great Harbors residents, living on Portside Circle during the summer since 1976.  He and his wife Ann have two children, Jack and Maggie.   Jim is available for private and semi private tennis lessons.  You may contact Jim at or leave him a message at the toll house.  Tennis lessons are scheduled to begin on July 5th and will run for five weeks.  The cost is $150 per child and lessons for "Little Grippers", ages 5-6, are offered for $75. For additional  tennis information, click here.


To view the regulations for pool usage, click here

Great Harbors is home to two great pools- a combination recreation/lap swimming pool and a "tiny-tots" wading pool. Our pools are under constant surveillance during operating hours by a full staff of American Red Cross-certified lifeguards and is run by our Recreation Director.

We are pleased to announce that we have hired an aquatic supervisor this summer.  Marla Manning currently works for the Falmouth Beaches and will join us on a part time basis to oversee lifeguard training and lessons.

Aquatic Lessons - During the summer season, the Great Harbors lifeguards offer two four-week sessions of Learn-to-Swim Lessons for a nominal cost per session.

Classes are taught by trained Water Safety (Learn-to-Swim Lessons) & Lifeguarding (Lifeguard Training) Instructors and are approved by the American Red Cross. Payment is due in full at registration, there are no refunds for missed classes, nor any prorating of fees.   

Swim Team - The Great Harbors Swim Team is a friendly and competitive team open to all Great Harbors children between the ages of 3 and 13. Whether you're a kickboarder (and even if you need a little help!) or year-round competitive swimmer- there's a place for you!

If you're interested in the swim team or have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to ask any of our lifeguards or our Recreation Director.  The Swim Team Schedule for 2016 will be posted when available.

Swim Team Rules

The following rules will are strictly enforced. In order to be a member of  the Great Harbors Swim Team, each child must:

Attend practice

  • Have a pool pass in their name
  • Wear a navy-blue swim suit to all swim meets

General sportsmanship guidelines are also strictly enforced. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated, whether it be during a practice or a meet.

Any swimmer who violates swim team rules or conduct code disqualifies themselves from participation in the team.

We ask that parents with children participating in a swim meet bring a baked good or snack to share with the other swimmers at the end of the meet. In fairness to all of the parents, we ask that every participating family bring something to share.




















Listed below are activities that are in the planning stages and  the underlined activities are scheduled.   

Click on the link of the underlined activities, you will get additional information.












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