Baby & Me Classes

Farber Swim School is the perfect place to get your little one accustomed to and enjoying the water! We offer several programs for your 1 month to 36 month old(s) in our 90 degree, salt water, indoor swimming pools.

How Baby Classes Work

Classes are 30 minutes, 1x weekly, and have the assistance of 1 adult helper who is in the pool at all times. Children will participate in water orientation, back floating, water safety, submersion, and water play.

Class Ratio 1 instructor to 6 pairs

Schedule To view a list of baby classes offered at FSS click here to download a PDF file. For current class availability, please contact the office at (503) 292-1255 or email us at

Cost $14/pair/class
Classes are paid monthly, see registration page for more information.

Swim Diapers Children must wear a cloth swim diaper (read below for more information). We do not allow disposable swim diapers in our pool.

Age Levels

Guppies (ages 4-17 months)
Children in this level work on: water orientation, under water swims, back floating, sit dives, rolling to back from glides, climbing out of the pool, and basic safety.

Minnows (ages 18-36 months)
Children in this level work on: Guppies items plus: water rolls from back to tummy, walking hands along the edge of the pool, and diving for toys.

Fishbowl (ages 4-36 months)
Children in this level work on: Guppies and Minnows items as appropriate for age/ability. This class is ideal for familes who have 2 baby swimmers at different ages that wish to swim together.

Gold Fish (ages 24-36 months)
Children in this level work on: Back kicking, swims across the pool width, deep diving for toys. Focus is on working more with the instructor. Instructor referral is needed to join this class.

Drop-in Baby Classes

If you want to take a one-time class to try us out, or if you are on our wait-list waiting for a regular spot, our Drop-in program is perfect for you! To learn more about our Drop-in program, click here. Signing up is easy:

  • Read over our Drop-in page to see how the program works
  • Pick a class date/time to attend
  • Call or email the office to see if that spot is still available & pay for it
  • Come take a class!

Baby Clinics

Intro to Infant Swimming: Designed for babies new to Farber Swim School, these clinics will allow participants to experience firsthand the benefits of infant swimming along with their parent/guardian(s). There is one clinic scheduled every quarter and they are designed for ages 2-24 months. Focus will be on:

  • Back floats
  • Submersion
  • Kicking basics
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Intro to diving for toys
  • Gliding above and under water
  • Water safety
  • Free play

Days/Times: Saturdays, 5:30-6:15pm or 6:15-7:00pm
Cost: $25/Baby + Adult (1 or 2)

Clinic Dates 2017:
  • March 11
  • June
    • June 10th: 5:30-6:15pm or 6:15-7:00pm
    • June 11th: TBA
  • September TBA
  • December TBA

Private Clinic Groups

If you are interested in putting together your own private Baby Clinic, we have times available after 5:30pm on Saturdays or after 4:30pm on Sundays. These clinics can cover the same skills as the above quarterly clinics or you can let us know what you are interested in.

$200 Price includes
  • 45 minute clinic with a Baby Class instructor
  • Up to 8 baby/parent(s) pairs

  • 15 minutes of open swim $25 (No life guard on duty)
  • 30 minutes of open swim $50 (No life guard on duty)

Baby/Toddler Events

Days/Times: Saturdays, 5:30-6:15pm
Cost: $15/baby (1-2 parents/guardians can accompany them)

Event Dates:
  • Jan 28: Flamingo Float
  • April 8: Easter Egg Swim
  • August TBA: Beach Ball Splash Bash
  • Oct TBA: Pumpkin Plunge

Baby Open Swims

Come practice techniques or just splash around, every Tuesday and Friday from 10:00-1:00pm!
$5/swimming adult and babies are free (punch cards can be purchased at each office). Cloth swim diaper required if not potty trained. Both locations have 90 degree, salt water pools.

  • Portland Location: Tuesdays, ages 1 mo - 5 years
    • This is an outdoor pool during the summer and a dome covers the pool the rest of the year.

  • Beaverton Location: Fridays, ages 1 mo - 3 years
    • There is a teacher in the water the 1st Friday of each month from 10:00-12:00pm!

Swim Diapers

We require our young swimmers to wear a cloth swim diaper for sanitary reasons. Our favorite brand is iPlay! Their swim diapers are reusable with an improved waterproof and absorbent design.

We have iPlay diapers available for $11 (briefs) or $15 (trunks) in the front office!

Fun at the Pool!
9470 SW Beav. Hills. Hwy.
Beaverton, OR 97005