Farnsworth Swim School creates lasting and empowering connections with families by transforming their relationship with the water from fear to joy to mastery.

Celebrating 40 years of successfully being in business since 1980! We are a summer seasonal program only offering exclusively 1 on 1 private lessons for ages 1yr-adult and all levels from beginning to advanced. 

toddlers and kids swimming lessons


Teaching toddlers and kids to be water safe and to learn powerful swimming techniques to build confidence.

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teen swimming lessons


Learning accelerated stroke refinement skills that create a foundation for mastering all 6 strokes.

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adult swimming lessons


Achieving water safety skills, stroke development for proper freestyle and backstroke, treading water and dives.

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athletes and swim team training


Mastering stroke refinement for all core strokes, learning swim team skills and improving stamina.

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Water safety is the most critical skill for all swimmers at all ages and skill levels, especially for beginners. It is the cornerstone of our teaching philosophy. Our lessons help students, young and old, to feel safe and overcome their fear of the water.

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An immersive experience is the fastest way to learn to swim. Our unique schedule of consecutive weekday lessons will build muscle memory, confidence and a powerful foundation for water safety, in an accelerated learning environment.

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SESSION 1:  June 1-4th
SESSION 2:  June 8-12th
SESSION 3:  June 15-18th & June 22-25th
BREAK: June 29th-July 3rd for 4th of July
SESSION 4:  July 6-9th & July 13-16th
SESSION 5:  July 20th-23rd & July 27-30th
SESSION 6:  August 3-7th

                                     SESSION 7: August 10-13th ADDED Almaden Only

Summer Registration Opens the week of Feb 18th. Register early to reserve your preferred time.

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We look forward to our lessons every summer! “We started Farnsworth Swim School when our daughter was just 2-years-old. She enjoys her classes and swims well! All of the instructors have been so amazing! Jaynie is such a sweet person and we are so fortunate to have found a swim program like this. We look forward to our lessons every Summer!” – Julie | San Jose, CA

The one-on-one attention was so much more effective. “Both of my kids learned to swim at the Farnsworth Swim School. I was always amazed at the amount of progress they made. The one-on-one attention was so much more effective than the group lessons we also tried elsewhere.” – Dodi | San Jose, CA

My son asked to take lessons again this year. “I really like the Farnsworth swim school. My son, a 5 year old with a learning disability, was floating on his back and swimming a few strokes by the end of our first 8 day lesson. They are very patient and they make it fun for the kids. My son asked to take lessons again this year.” – Melynda | San Jose, CA

We found the best swim teacher. “I’m 42 years old and never learned to swim, and I was tired of wading around the shallow end all the time. Then we found the best swim teacher in Jaynie Farnsworth. In only a week I’ve become pool safe, enjoy playing with my kids, and I’m even swimming for exercise.”  – Steve | San Jose, CA


We provide swimming lessons to all ages and skill levels, from beginning to advanced, including swim team level and triathletes. Our private, 1-on-1 lesson format creates powerful, accelerated results for all students because of the focused individualized instruction. Since 1980, our proven teaching techniques have created miracles for thousands of students. We emphasize water safety, skill and fun!

If you’re tired of group lessons and ready to invest in swimming success, we’re the right school for you!