Baby & Me

These classes are for children ages 4 months–35 months of any background, experience, or ability level. FSS offers over 50 baby classes, 6 days a week!

The Basics

  • Recurring 30-minute swim lessons every week: same day, same time, same teacher
  • For ages 4 to 35 months (must switch to private lessons at 3 years)
  • Group classes of up to 6 baby students (with 1 guardian per baby)
  • No pre-set sessions: you start when you want and stop when you want.
  • Cloth swim diapers required for any swimmers not fully potty-trained

Age Groups

We divide our Baby & Me into two age groups: Guppies (4 months–17 months) and Minnows (18 months–35 months). This division is strictly according to age (and attendant motor and communication development), not swim experience. Don’t worry if, at first, your baby seems “behind” other kids in their group—it’s beneficial for them to see examples of what they can accomplish. Lesson content varies slightly by age group; see below for lesson content details.

We also offer mixed-age Fishbowl baby classes (4 months–35 months). This is perfect for age-gap friends/siblings who want to swim together.

An advanced class, Goldfish, is available for advanced swimmers upon instructor recommendation.

 

Cost

$16.25 per lesson per baby student

With no sessions to pre-pay for, our participants pay by the month (with payment due on the 1st of the month). There are discounts available for paying 2 or more months in advance.

Cloth swim diapers

Swimmers who are not fully potty-trained are required to wear a cloth reusable swim diaper for sanitary reasons. We sell the iPlay brand at the front desk for $12 (or $18 for trunks with diaper built in), or you can bring in your own. When wearing a reusable swim diaper, no other diaper is needed underneath.

Register

Click here if you would like to be added to our wait-list for 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; our typical baby participant waits three to six months for a spot. Once you sign up for a lesson spot, it’s yours until you tell us otherwise (or until your child ages out). 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. See below for a list of current baby class days, times, & locations.

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

Unsure about jumping straight into a regular class? Test the waters in one of our quarterly Baby Swim Clinics, special intro courses designed specifically for a group of brand-new swimmers (including babies as young as 2 months old).

Trying us out

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.

If you’ve already been offered a regular weekly spot, you have the option to make your first lesson a “Trial,” meaning you pay in advance for a single lesson and then have 48 hours afterward to decide whether to keep the lesson slot going forward. If you decide to keep it, we’ll put you on the calendar going forward and send you an invoice for the rest of the month. Please note that Trial lessons must be paid for in advance and are nonrefundable once purchased.

FAQ

For answers to frequently asked questions (like “What if I need to miss a lesson?” or “Is it safe for my baby to go underwater?”) click here.

Class Schedule and Lesson Content Details

Classes with immediate openings are highlighted with AQUA.
Currently we have no immediate openings.

MONDAY: See Schedule / Check Availability
Time Class type Location Instructor
10:00am Guppies Beaverton Annie
10:30am Fishbowl Beaverton Annie
11:00am Minnows Beaverton Annie
11:30am Fishbowl Beaverton Annie
1:00pm Guppies Beaverton Tyler
1:30pm Minnows Beaverton Tyler
2:00pm Fishbowl Beaverton Tyler
6:00pm Guppies Beaverton HIATUS
6:30pm Fishbowl Beaverton HIATUS
7:00pm Minnows Beaverton HIATUS
TUESDAY: See Schedule / Check Availability
Time Class type Location Instructor
10:00am Minnows Beaverton Dana
10:30am Fishbowl Beaverton Dana
11:00am Guppies Beaverton Dana
11:30am Fishbowl Beaverton Dana
1:00pm Guppies Beaverton Diane
6:00pm Guppies Beaverton Diane/Adam
6:30pm Minnows Beaverton Diane/Adam
7:00pm Fishbowl Beaverton Diane/Adam
WEDNESDAY: See Schedule / Check Availability
Time Class type Location Instructor
10:00am Guppies Beaverton HIATURS
10:30am Minnows Beaverton HIATUS
11:00AM Fishbowl Beaverton HIATUS
11:30am Minnows  Beaverton HIATUS
THURSDAY: See Schedule / Check Availability
Time Class type Location Instructor
5:30pm Fishbowl Beaverton Adam
6:00pm Fishbowl Beaverton Adam
6:30pm Guppies Beaverton Adam
FRIDAY: No Classes, but...

No baby classes currently offered.
Check out our BABY OPEN SWIM,
10am
–1pm, for ages 4mo–4yrs!

(CURRENTLY ON HIATUS PENDING HEALTH/SAFETY CONCERNS)

SATURDAY: See Schedule / Check Availability
Time Class type Location Instructor
8:30am Guppies Beaverton Taylor
9:00am Minnows Beaverton Taylor
9:30am Minnows Beaverton Taylor
10:00am Minnows Beaverton Taylor
10:00am Guppies Portland Dana
10:30am Guppies Beaverton Taylor
10:30am Minnows Portland Dana
11:00am Fishbowl Portland Dana
11:00am Minnows Beaverton HIATUS
11:30am Fishbowl Beaverton HIATUS
12:00pm Fishbowl Beaverton HIATUS
SUNDAY: See Schedule / Check Availability
Time Class type Location Instructor
9:00am Fishbowl Beaverton Marco
9:30am Guppies Beaverton Marco
10:00am Minnows Beaverton Marco
10:00am Minnows Portland TBA
10:30am Minnows Beaverton Marco
10:30am Guppies Portland TBA
11:00am Minnows Portland TBA
11:30am Fishbowl Portland TBA
2:00pm Fishbowl Beaverton HIATUS
2:30pm Guppies Beaverton HIATUS
3:00pm Fishbowl Beaverton HIATUS
3:30pm Guppies Beaverton HIATUS

Lesson Content Details

All Baby & Me classes work on:

  • Water orientation and comfort
    • Underwater swimming
      • Between parent and teacher
      • From the wall to parent or teacher
      • From parent or teacher to the wall
    • Standing/walking in shallow water (and learning to turn back when it gets too deep)
    • Reaching down to find toys underwater
    • Breath control (bubbles, extended submersion)
  • Safety/self-rescue
    • Back floating
    • Rolling from any position into a backfloat for breath
    • Wall-work
      • Swimming to the wall
      • Holding on to the wall edge
      • Climbing out of the pool
      • U-turns back to the wall
  • Basic kicking

Minnows classes add:

  • Self-submersion and 2′ dives to the bottom
  • Rolling from backfloat to front, with kicks
  • “Monkey walking” along pool’s edge
  • Introduction to goggles

Goldfish classes also work on:

  • Flutter kicking
  • Back kicking
  • Multiple rolls
  • Swims across full pool width
  • Diving 3′ to 4′ for toys