Swim for fun, for health, for life!


Farber Swim School offers swim lessons and programs to people of all ages and abilities in the Portland Metro area so that participants will develop an appreciation and an affinity for water.


Farber Swim School:

  • Is dedicated to teaching life long swim skills and enjoyment of water
  • Believes anyone can learn, no matter what their background or age
  • Encourages competition, but does not make it the emphasis


  • Family-owned, family-run

  • Private, customized lessons (3yrs and up)

  • Challenging Baby & Me classes (4mo–35mo)

  • No Levels + No Sessions = No Limits!

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Extra warm, cozy, and comfortable facility

  • Lessons and programs for all ages!

No Levels = No Limits!

Unlike most programs, Farber Swim School offers private lessons and doesn't enforce arbitrary "levels." This allows our teachers to tailor every lesson to each individual student's needs. Our students enjoy the freedom to progress at their own pace. They can keep building on basic skills while at the same time start pushing forward in their areas of strength. This accelerates the learning process, making the experience more organic, natural, fulfilling, and fun!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Safety is the first goal of any lesson. Lessons will progress from basics (like kicks and blowing bubbles) to self-rescue (rolling into backfloats to breathe, returning independently to the poolside after jumping in) to strokes (freestyle, backstroke), all the way to advanced strokes (breaststroke, butterfly), and competitive skills (flip-turns, drills, timed laps).

Coming Up: Winter Break Lessons!

Details and registration here. Space is limited!


We have been taking our littles one here for about 2 years. We just had our second child and he now goes here too! We see teacher Clair! We love her! My daughter has learned so much. She floats on her back, climbs out of pool by self, dives down to bottom of pool and jumps in! She is so confident around the water!

Jackson G.

We've been here a couple times and my 5 month old son just started swim lessons. I love that the entire facility is built for children. I feel it is safe and the perfect environment for him to be comfortable with water and learn to swim!

Natalie W.

This place is LEGIT awesome. Their instructors are awesome and patient, the space is warm for the kids and the pool is warm, but what I *love* is the way they schedule their classes! None of this crazy having to buy/schedule a week straight of swimming classes. At Faber you can do drop ins for one on on classes for CHEAP (relative to other one on one classes). In like 3-5 one on one lessons your kid can master a lot of swimming techniques that would've taken them weeks in a group setting. I love everything about this place :)

Zhen W.

I have sent both my daughters to Farber for weeks. Farber has a lot of choices for semi private drop-in classes. We can pick the ones that fit our schedule, which is really convenient. The teachers are nice and patient. The pools in the main location are nice and warm. The locker room is not crowded. So far so good.


We are always accepting applications for new instructors!

We offer an in-house training program to learn our unique approach to swim instruction. We also offer additional training to learn specialties: baby classes, adult instruction, team-level swimmers, fearful swimmers, and swimmers with additional needs.

Benefits to working with us include: flexible hours, a fun working environment, discounts on programs for immediate family members, continuing education, room for growth, and more!