In this one hour class you will learn how to put on a rental mermaid tail or fin, the basics of safe breath hold techniques, how to enter and exit the water, how to float, and enjoy swimming as a mermaid. Opportunities to take photos will be available.
AGES / ABILITIES: Children must be at least 6 years of age, at least 48" tall, and be able to float and swim independently, including putting their face in the water and swimming underwater. It is recommended that any children attending have already passed their Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 3 Standard (or YMCA Swim Lesson Level 4), or equivalent, before signing up.
WHAT TO BRING:
A SECURE swimsuit
A change of clothing.
A rental mermaid tail with fin is provided during class or you can bring your own if you have one of the following brand tails: Mermaid Linden, Suntails, Mertailor Guppy, FinFin, or Cape Cali. Mermaid Linden is highly recommended for beginners.
SAMPLE COURSE OUTLINE: Welcome to mermaid swimming, stretching 5 min.- How to wear and take care of your mermaid tail 10 min.- Swimming warm up without the tail, swimming evaluation 5 min.- Swimming with the mermaid tail and float aides 10 min.- Swimming without float aides 20 min.- Swimming techniques 5 min.- Games and free swim 5 min.- Take your own photos Receive your Mermaid Patch!
Freediving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. To avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a freediving course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.