Adult Lessons

It’s never too late to learn how to swim! FSS offers private, semi-private, and group lessons for adults of any background or skill level.

Types of Adult Lessons

  • Open-enrollment Group Classes are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.
  • Private and Semi-private lessons can be scheduled with any of our instructors qualified to teach adults (see About Our Staff for info).
  • Drop-ins can be scheduled as Private lessons or Group classes.

Group Class 

  • Held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 6:30 or 7:00pm
  • Open-enrollment groups of 3 students aged 18 years and older
  • Recurring weekly lessons: same day, same time, same teacher
  • Split loosely into Beginner- and Intermediate-level classes
  • 30 minutes of customized lesson content
  • No pre-set sessions: you start when you want and stop when you want.
  • Price: $20 per class per student

Are you a Beginner or Intermediate?

For the purposes of these classes, we define an Intermediate swimmer as anyone who can manage to swim across a pool unassisted, even if the swimming is slow or lacking technique. A swimmer not capable of this would be in the Beginner class. Many of our Beginner students start with absolutely no water skills whatsoever.

Beginner groups:

Tuesday 6:30pm, Portland location, TEMPORARILY ON HOLD

Wednesday 6:30pm, Beaverton location, Instructor Devin

Thursday 6:30pm, Portland location, TEMPORARILY ON HOLD

Mixed-level group:

COURSE ON HIATUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Intermediate groups:

Tuesday 7:00pm, Portland location, TEMPORARILY ON HOLD

Wednesday 7:00pm, Beaverton location, Instructor Devin

Thursday 7:00pm, Portland location, TEMPORARILY ON HOLD

Private Lessons

  • Available all days, all times FSS are open. Subject to wait-list.
  • Must be with instructor specifically trained to teach adults (noted on Staff page).
  • Available for adults of any background, experience, or skill level
  • Can be for a single student (Private), or for 2 students who decide to swim together (Semi-private).
  • Recurring weekly lessons: same day, same time, same teacher
  • 30 minutes of customized lesson content
  • No pre-set sessions: start when you want and stop when you want.
  • Private price: $44 per lesson
  • Semi-private price: $52 per lesson ($26 per student)
  • More details here.

Register

Click here if you would like to be added to our wait-list for regular weekly swim lessons. We’ll contact you as soon as we have an opening that matches your request. Wait times can vary greatly depending on your needs and availability and wait-list is currently extremely long. Group participants typically wait 1 to 3 months for a spot; Private participants typically wait 9 or more months for a spot. Once you sign up for a class, it’s yours until you tell us otherwise. If you decide to discontinue lessons part-way through a month you’ve already paid for, you will be refunded according to the amount of notice given. 

If you want to start right away or think recurring weekly lessons won’t work for you, try our drop-in lessons!

Drop-in Basics

Wondering if FSS is a good fit for you? The easiest way to give us a try is with a Drop-in Lesson! Just choose a lesson off the webpage, contact the office, make a payment, and come swim! Then you can decide whether you’d like to get on the wait-list for a regular weekly spot.

FAQ
For answers to frequently asked questions (like “What if I need to miss a lesson?” or “How do you help fearful swimmers?”), click here.