The Farnsworth Swim School

Accelerated Swim Training through Private Lessons.

The Farnsworth swim school has been running for 30 years in Almaden Valley and was started by Marianne Farnsworth who passed away in 2007.  Our private lessons are optimal for learning to swim faster than group lessons because the student receives 1 on 1 specialized instruction that is taylored to their needs. Each day the student improves dramatically! If you are tired of group lessons and want to invest in the success of your child, we’re the right school for you!

In our multiple 30 minute private lesson format, you’ll improve your strokes and learn to swim after five lessons. You’ll also learn about water safety while having fun!


We successfully train all levels from beginner to advanced including adults:
  • Specialize in water safety for young children
  • Offer stroke and time improvement for swim team competitors
  • Train in pre-lifeguarding for teens who want to become a lifeguard
  • Experience with special needs swimmers
  • Red cross-certifications
Jaynie and Megan ( Marianne’s daughters) took over the school in 2007 and have been carrying on the legacy of their mother’s love for swimming, service, teaching, and the transforming people’s relationships to the water from fear to joy!  They have taught swimming for over 20 years, are credentialed educators, and were both professional swimmers who have been swimming their whole lives. In addition to teaching swimming, Jaynie also teaches Acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu to provide healing and relief to cancer patients. Click here to find out more.

Other trained professionals teach at the Farnsworth Swim School also. All instructors are Water Safety, Lifeguard, CPR, and First-Aid trained. All lesson are private, which creates tremendous success. The Farnsworth Swim School has an incredible reputation and has contributed to changing the lives of thousands of families in San Jose and surrounding areas including Willow Glenn, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Almaden, Mountain View, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, and the entire Silicon Valley area since 1980.

Lessons are taught in the  Almaden Valley in San Jose at a beautiful private swimming pool. Specific location details will be sent with welcome materials upon class registration.

Administrative Address: 415 Bellevue Ave Apt 3, Oakland, CA 94610
Phone – (415) 672-0219