Marianne Farnsworth and Water Safety

By | 2018-05-15T23:30:12+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Today is my mom, Marianne Farnsworth’s birthday and she would be turning 78! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by! This is my 11th year carrying on her legacy by running the Farnsworth Swim School that started in 1980 in our family home in Almaden on Elwood Ct. I miss her terribly and I still feel her in my heart daily.
Since it’s my mom’s birthday, I wanted to share one of the multitude of ways she has touched the lives of so many. A special aspect of having the swim school at Steve & Winnie Pagan’s is that they knew my mom personally and both of their children have gone through our whole program from the time they were 1 yrs- 16 yrs old.  At the core of the Farnsworth Swim School is water safety and my mom always made sure it was integrated into the swim curriculum. She taught the Pagan’s daughter, Nicole to roll over on her back/ and or tread water if she ever fell in the pool for water safety.
Later on when Nicole was 3 yrs old, she was at a winter party and had slipped out of the house unnoticed and she actually fell into the pool. She survived because she learned treading water from my mom. I remember both Steve and Winnie coming over to our house in tears and thanking my mom profusely for saving their daughter’s life. This is one of the many touching stories that I remember about my mom. She touched the lives of so many and continues to do so today with her legacy. I feel honored to be her daughter and to be carrying on her legacy!

About the Author:

Jaynie Farnsworth is the CEO of the Farnsworth Swim School in San Jose, CA. 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 holds a Master’s Degree in Education & a CA K-8 teaching credential.