My daughter's favorite movie is The Little Mermaid. This little girl has always wanted to be a princess (she is mine but not sure that counts) and Ariel is just the best! She gets to swim all day and they have the same red hair. Today we were able make that dream of being a Mermaid come true!
Did you know that if you live in Chicago, Las Vegas, Phoenix, New York, Austin or Miami/Fort Lauderdale you can take Mermaid Classes? I had no idea! I signed up my daughter and myself. Why should she have ALL the fun?! And... We had a blast! In fact, she told all her friends that it was the BEST DAY EVER!!
At first they tested our swimming skills and then taught us the mermaid kick and had us practice. These classes are for ages 7 years old and up and they must know how to swim. They do have life jackets if you don't feel 100% comfortable swimming on your own. After practicing the mermaid kick and getting that part down, we got to put on the fins.
They had a few people on the deck to help out the instructor. I really liked that they were there not only there to help us perfect our mermaid techniques, but that they also helped me to take photos and videos while I was in the water. How awesome is that?
This was an hour-long, beginner class with time to learn the mermaid kick, half-turn underwater, full-turn, mermaid high-five, big splash on top of the water and swimming through the hoop. That took a little bit of time to master but it was so much fun! Not only were we awesome Mermaids, we were also getting an incredible ab and thigh workout. 😉
The best is AquaMermaid Swim school is for kids AND adults! They have different classes to choose from, but my daughter actually said the best part was that we did it together. At the end of your session they leave free time to be able to perfect all your techniques and then photo time. The instructors help you to get the perfect shot so that you can remember the time you were a mermaid for a day.
If you want a little change in normal "human" activities, check out Mermaid classes at AquaMermaid.
They also offer birthday parties or bachelorette parties. You can bring your own tail or use one of theirs. They even have Mermaid Tails to purchase.
AquaMermaid classes are for ages 7+ years old and if you are in the Las Vegas area, they offer them at Municipal Pool but also offer private lessons at your own pool. They have single group classes or a Mermaid Pod Membership where you have weekly Mermaid classes.
We had a blast, the staff was incredibly helpful and nice. We think that you would have a great time. When you schedule your Mermaid class be sure to tell them that I sent you by using coupon code Aqua10 to save an additional 10% off classes and tails!