About Us:

Farber Swim School prides itself on having a great staff! We employ instructors who are passionate about swimming and teaching others to be confident in the water. All of our Instructors can work with ages 3 to teens. We also employ Instructors who have gone through additional training to teach babies, adults, or additional needs, including autism/Asperger spectrum kids. All FSS staff have had background checks and the majority of the staff are American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certified. Instructors that are also certified Lifeguards have this noted on their bios.

Mission:

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.


Philosophy:

Farber Swim School:
  1. Is dedicated to teaching life long swim skills and enjoyment of water
  2. Believes anyone can learn, no matter what their background or age
  3. Encourages competition, but does not make it the emphasis


History:

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

In January 2007, Adam founded the Farber Swim School Penguins, a competitive swim team here in Portland, OR, with 13 swimmers. With the success of the swim team, Adam then created a lesson program and started teaching private and semi-private lessons in March 2007 to 6 families. In the following months, solely by word of mouth, that 6 family program turned into 30 and Adam started looking into opening up a swim school.

In April 2010, Adam partnered up with his wife Kristin Farber, who specializes in recreation administration, to open up Farber Swim School, LLC at the Portland Soccerplex, in Portland, OR. It started out as a small operation, Adam teaching the lessons and Kristin running the office and it has since grown beyond their expectations!

After 3 successful years and with a roster of over 400 swimmers (babies, kids and adults), in June 2013, Farber Swim School moved down the street 2 blocks to its new facility in Valley Plaza. This move was great for them because the facility has 2 salt water pools, allowing room for more growth.

In July 2015, Farber Swim School opened up a satellite site at the Portland Athletic Club, using their outdoor saltwater pool. Placing a climate controlled bubble over it, allowed them to run programs at the pool year-round.

FSS has made some huge accomplishments over the years including; adding Friday Family Swims, 30+ baby classes a week, quarterly Intro to Infant Swimming clinics, quarterly events (Pumpkin Plunge, Flamingo Float, Beach Ball Bash & Bunny Babies), birthday parties and much more!

A big thank-you to everyone who has believed in FSS including their great team of support staff and instructors and all of the amazing students. Keep on Swimming!

Fun at the Pool!
9470 SW Beav. Hills. Hwy.
Beaverton, OR 97005
info@farberswimschool.com
503.292.1255

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