Swim for fun, for health, for life!

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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:

  • 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

About our locations & pools

Beaverton location (click for map)

  • 2 90 degree salt-water chlorinated pools
  • Indoors (air temp 88 degrees for swimmer comfort)
  • Outdoor play yard available in spring & summer

Portland location (click for map)

  • 1 90 degree salt-water chlorinated pool
  • Outdoor during summer (partially shade covered - bring sunblock!)
  • Covered with a climate-control dome fall-spring (air temp 88 degrees for swimmer comfort)
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No levels, what do we teach?

Our teaching style is individualized lessons with catered content to the individual swimmers. Safety is always the first goal in any lesson, and our biggest focus. Lessons will progress at the swimmer's pace from basics (like how to kick & blow bubbles) to safety (how to turn back to something you fell off off, or roll to you back to breathe) all the way to advanced strokes (butterfly and breast stroke).
 
Safety and understanding how your body position in the water effects your swimming is our foundation for all swim skills, so those are our biggest focuses.
 
We have found that swimmers who are in private/semi-private lessons can grow and progress through skills much quicker than those in large groups with levels that can hold them back.

Holiday Closures

We are closed for the following holidays:
  • New Year (January 1st)
  • Spring Break (last week of March)
    • Discounted lessons available for sign up!
  • Easter weekend (varies in March or April)
  • Memorial weekend (last weekend of May)
  • Independence day (July 4th)
  • Labor day (1st weekend in September)
  • Thanksgiving (Last Thursday-Saturday of November)
  • Christmas (Varies during last two weeks of December)
    • Discounted lessons available for sign up!

Upcoming Events

It's time for our annual Beachball Splash Bash! An event for ages 4 month to 4 year olds to play and splash with beach balls of every size and color imaginable in our 90 degree, salt water pools!

Includes:

  • Teacher Annie available to help and answer swimming questions
  • Professional photos emailed to you after the event
  • A goodie bag, which will include a mini beachball

Event Dates (pick 1 to attend):

  • Saturday 7/22/2017 5:30-7:00pm
  • Sunday 7/23/2017 5:00-6:30pm
Cost: $18 (includes 1 child & 2 adults)
Tanya

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.

Careers

We are always accepting applications!

Our instructors & coaches go through an in-house training program to learn our unique teaching style and approach. We also offer additional training to learn how to work with: babies, littles (age 2.5-3 years), adults, team level swimmers, fearful swimmers, and swimmers with additional needs.

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