Jaynie Farnsworth has been the CEO of the Farnsworth Swim School for the last 10 years. She is a professional swimmer with over 25 years of experience training all levels of swimming, from absolute beginners to advanced, including swim team, adults & triathletes. Jaynie, a life-long swimmer, also swam competitively for 15 years. She is passionately committed to water safety and to creating swimming miracles in her students’ lives. Jaynie holds a master’s degree in education & a CA K-8 teaching credential.
Christina Buck has been the operations manager at Farnsworth swim school since 2016. She began competitively swimming at the age of 9 up until her sophomore year at Cal Poly. Her passion for swimming, combined with her calling to work with children, led her to teach lessons at the Farnsworth Swim School starting in 2011. Christina then taught 5th grade in Los Altos for 6 years. She is currently taking a break from teaching to care for her two children. Her 2 year old daughter, Addison, will be taking lessons with FSS this summer!
All instructors are highly trained in Water Safety Instruction, CPR, Farnsworth Swim School trained from American Red Cross & have extensive swim team experience. Jaynie and Christina will be teaching for part of the summer along with other excellent instructors.
Grace Ramey has taught at the Farnsworth Swim School for the past 2 years. Among other sports such as softball, gymnastics, and cheerleading, she participated on the Almaden Dolphins competitive swim team, and has experience teaching swimming to toddlers, adults, and all ages in between. Grace will be going into her third year at UCLA in the fall, where she is double-majoring in Neuroscience and Computational Biology. She enjoys spending time with kids, and hopes to make swimming an enjoyable and safe activity for everyone.
Tori Slack has been working at Farnsworth Swim School since 2017. She competitively swam for Osprey Aquatics for 2 years, before she started to play water polo. Tori has competitively played water polo for all 4 years of high school and has competitively swam for 2 years in high school. Her love for being in the water and working with children sparked her interest in teaching swimming!
Nicole Pagan is new to the Farnsworth Swim School team, but definitely not new to the program. Nicole has been swimming since she was 3, and actually started off by taking lessons here at Farnsworth Swim School! She currently swims on the Almaden Dolphins swim team and has previously been a part of the Almaden Riptide year-round team and Leland swim team.
Rayni Wells is a new member of the Farnsworth Swim School team, but not new to teaching lessons. She began competitively swimming when she was nine, and continued through high school, where she also played water polo. She now swims in her free time while attending UC Berkeley. In addition to her lifelong enjoyment of swimming, she also taught swim lessons at DeAnza Cupertino Aquatics, working with both children and adults of all levels.
Jenna Latchford has been an instructor at the Farnsworth Swim School since 2018. In addition to being on the swim team, Jenna played water polo during highschool. She also participated in synchronized swimming for 8 years, and taught synchronized swimming to athletes with disabilities. When she’s not teaching lessons, she enjoys going to the beach.
Taylor Hammond has been an instructor at the Farnsworth Swim School since the summer of 2018. She has been a competitive swimmer since the age of 6 and has recently aged out of her local cabana team just before starting her freshman year of college. Taylor has always had a passion for children which shows through her 8 years of volunteer work with children of all ages. She’s excited to be coming back this summer, and making a difference in her students’ lives.