History

Adam Farber grew up a competitive swimmer in Arizona and his love of the sport lead him to become coach/instructor/coordinator of numerous swim programs & teams in Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon.

In January of 2007 Adam founded the Penguins, a low pressure competitive swim team, here in Portland Oregon. In it’s first year it had just 13 swimmers. As the swim team excelled and was a great success, Adam then created a custom lesson program and started teaching lessons to just 6 families in March of the same year. Thanks to word of mouth, in the following months demand for Adam’s custom swim lessons & unique teaching approach boosted business and he was teaching for 30 families. The success lead Adam to look into opening up a swim school.

In April 2010, with the help of his wife Kristin (who had a previous background and specialization in recreation administration), Adam opened up Farber Swim School at the Portland Soccer Plex in Portland Oregon. The business started out small with Adam teaching lessons and Kristin running the office.

The program quickly grew and in just 3 short years they had a staff of over 10, and a roster of over 400 weekly swimmers! In June 2013 they outgrew their original location, and moved down the road to their current Beaverton Location with 2 pools! In July 2015 demand for the one of a kind swim lessons that Farber Swim School offered grew again, and they expanded to open up a second location (inside the Portland Athletic Club) 4 days a week.

Farber Swim School has grown to service over 600 customers weekly, offering events, baby classes, open swims, birthday parties, and more!