Both of our daughters have been going to the Farnsworth Swim School since they were young.  I love to watch my oldest daughter (now 14) swim because she swims very gracefully.

Our youngest daughter was three when we got her started with swim lessons.  Little did we know that these lessons would eventually help save her life.  During a winter party at a friends home, she had slipped out of the house unnoticed, and after a bit of searching, we raced to the pool and found her in the pool fully clothed with shoes, but treading water just enough to keep her head above water.  She had ingested a lot of water.  After a medical evaluation, we brought her home and thanked God for another chance.  But we also thank, acknowledge and credit the individual attention that Marianne, Jaynie and Megan gave her, as they give to all their students, in helping her become water safe at that young age.

Our daughter is now 7 years old and has been going to the Farnsworth Swim School for the last 4 years, each year since that near drowning, and is currently a competitive swimmer on the Almaden Dolphins swim team.

Winnie and Steve, San Jose


“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. Within 5 minutes Jaynie taught me the proper breathing technique and within 30 minutes I was swimming free-style across the pool. She is an amazing teacher and works with you at your perfect comfort level. She helped me get past my fear of the water to the point where I couldn’t wait to dive in. In only a week I’ve become pool safe, enjoy playing with my kids, and I’m even swimming for exercise.”

Steve, San Jose


“Both of my kids learned to swim at the Farnsworth Swim School.  I was always amazed at the amount of progress they made.  The scope and sequence of skills was well understood by the teachers, and in a fun way they made sure that my kids progressed at every lesson.  The one-on-one attention was so much more effective than the group lessons we also tried elsewhere.  The teachers were also sensitive to my requests to move at my kids’ paces, allowing them to gain confidence in the water.  They were able to playfully entice my kids to try the new things, without using tricks or pressure.  We always had good experiences at the school, over the seven years or so that we took lessons there.  We are so sorry that Marianne is gone and we wish her husband and children only the best in the future.”

Dodi, San Jose


“I really like the Farnsworth swim school. My son, a 5 year old with a learning disablity, would not stick his whole head under the water, but Jaynie helped him accomplish this. He was also 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