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    Mermaid classes

    Hi so I don't know if there is a topic on this already, but given the recent rise in popularity of Mer swimming I see that quite a few Mermaid swimming classes/courses are now available throughout the world! Which is great news as I believe it will greatly help to popularize/make a bit more mainstream and respected the art of Mermaid swimming.

    I thought there should be a resource that lists all the known Mermaid classes available around the world so I have put this list together. These are just the places I know of that offer group classes, I'm sure there are others as well as well as Mermaids that offer private lessons (see separate thread). Some of these have only just opened recently which is exciting!

    Philippenes:
    Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy - several locations, Philippenes www.philippinemermaidswimmingacademy.com

    Ocean Gems Academy -Cebu, Philippenes www.ocean-gems-academy.com

    Canada:
    Aqua Mermaid aka Aqua Sirene - several locations, Canada - www.aquamermaid.com or www.aquasirene.com

    Halifax Mermaids Swim School - Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Canada (Also operates as a mobile swim school) - halifaxmermaids.weebly.com/swim-school.html

    United Kingdom:
    Mermaids UK - North Devon UK www.mermaidsswimuk.co.uk

    Freedive UK Mermaid Courses - Cornwall UK freediveuk.com/mermaid-courses-uk
    Bluewater Freediving and Mermaid courses - London and Hertfordshire UK https://www.bluewaterfreediving.com/mermaid-course/

    Mayim Mermaid Academy - Bournemouth UK mayimmermaidacademy.co.uk

    Mermaiding UK - mermaid parties & photoshoots for grown ups - Essex & Suffolk UK mermaiding.co.uk

    Splash Mermaid Academy - Manchesher (Asthon) UK - https://www.facebook.com/SplashMermaidAcademy/

    Monofin Mermaids - East Sussex, UK www.monofinmermaids.com

    Mermaid School International (Mermaid retreats) - Anguilla, British Virgin Islands www.mermaidschoolinternational.com

    Singapore:
    The Singapore Mermaid School - Singapore www.themermaidsyrena.com

    Australia:
    Mertopia Aqua academy - Adelaide, Australia mertopiaaquaacademy.com.au/

    No Ripples - Wollongong, Australia ww.noripples.com.au

    Merquatics Mermaid Academy - Sydney, Australia www.facebook.com/Merquatics

    Mermaid Kat Academy - Perth, Australia www.mermaidacademy.com.au

    Spain:
    Sirena's Mediterranean Academy - Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain www.sirenasmediterraneanacademy.com

    Gran Canaria Mermaids Swimming Academy - Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain grancanariamermaidsswimmingacademy.com

    United States:
    LA Mermaid School - Los Angeles CA, USA www.lamermaidschool.com

    Mermaid Fitness Classes - Coronado CA, USA http://hoteldel.com/activities/mermaid/

    Myrtl Beach Mermaids - Myrtle Beach SC, USA www.myrtlebeachmermaids.com

    World of Swimming Mermaid School -Michigan, USA www.worldofswimming.org/mermaid-school

    Arizona Mermaid School - Phoenix AZ, USA - www.themoonmermaid.com/mermaid-school---camps.html

    Adventure Mermaids - Dallas TX, USA - www.adventuremermaids.com

    Aquamermaid classes - Chicago IL & Phoenix AZ, USA - https://www.aquamermaid.com/pages/classes

    Donna's Dolphins Swim School (Mermaid classes) - Colorado Springs CO, USA - http://donnasdolphins.com/mermaid-circle

    Idaho Falls Mermaid Experience - Idaho Falls IH, USA - https://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/city...d-classes.html

    WeekiWachee Mermaid camp (kids) - Spring Hill FL, USA - http://weekiwachee.com/index.php/camps/mermaid-camp
    WeekiWachee Sirens of the Deep Mermaid camp (adults over 30) - Spring Hill FL, USA - http://weekiwachee.com/index.php/cam...p-mermaid-camp

    The Mermaid Academy - various locations in Florida, USA - www.themermaidacademy.com/the-mermaid-experience

    Day and Night Mermaid Swim Classes - Valrico FL, USA http://dayandnightswim.com/mermaid-swim-classes/

    Selkie Mermaid school - Williston and Johnson VT, USA http://selkiemermaid.com/

    Fin to Fitness Classes with Mermaid Kariel - Hawaii, USA www.mermaidkariel.com/fitness-classes.html

    Mermaid Fitness - Michigan, USA www.mermaidfitness.com

    Mermaid Dream retreats, Hawaii (Maui), USA meerjungfrauenschwimmschule.com/

    Nixenclub (Mermaid courses) - Asselfingen, Germany www.happy-divers-asselfingen.de/

    Mermaid swimming - Stuttgart, Germany www.baby-kinderschwimmen-stuttgart.de

    Mermaid Club - Stuttgart, Germany www.meerjungfrauen-club.de/

    Aqua Fun -Bayern, Germany schwimmenlernen.de/

    Sauerland Nixen - Werdohl, Germany www.sauerland-nixen.de

    Meerielle Mermaid swimming - Aachen/Düren, Germany www.meerielle.de

    Underwatershooting beginner Mermaid classes - Rostock, Germany unterwassershooting.net/meerjungfrau/

    Swim School Bar - Nurnberg, Germany www.schwimmschule-baer.de/schwimmen/kurse/meerjungfrauenschwimmen.html

    Kids Water Sports Fun & Sea - Aachen, Germany www.wasserkinder.eu/

    Mermaid Swim Training workshops (Swimolino) - Brandenburg (Berlin) - Saxony (Bad Lausick, Freiberg, Freital near Dresden, Oschatz) - Thuringia, Germany swimolino.de

    Sea for Kids - Hamburg, Germany www.meerfuerkids.de/

    Mermaid Meeting North - Hamburg, Germany www.meerjungfrauentreff-nord.de/

    Bavarian mermaids swimming school - Bad Wiessee (Bavaria), Germany bayerischemeerjungfrauenschwimmschule.de/

    Adventure Mermaid Melanie Mermaid classes - Dusseldorf, Germany abenteuernixe.de/

    Netherlands:
    Mermaid School classes - Ziest, Netherlands http://www.meerminschool.nl/de-opleiding/

    Austria:
    Mermaid Swimming in Kärnten Thermal Springs - Kärnten, Austria kaerntentherme.com/kt-de/fun/meerjungfrauenschwimmen.php

    Tyrolean mermaids Mermaid classes & workshops - Jungholz, Austria www.mermaid-tirol.at/

    Mermaid school Tyrol - Tyrol, Austria www.im-wasser.at/mermaid-school-tyrol/

    Mermaid Courses - various locations, Austria meerjungfrauenkurs.jimdo.com/

    Sirenita - Vorarlberg/Dornbirn, Austria www.facebook.com/sirenita.dornbirn

    Austrian Mermaids - Veina and other locations, Austria - http://www.austrian-mermaids.at/

    France:
    Dream Sirens - France www.facebook.com/pages/R%C3%AAve-de-Sir%C3%A8nes/460018994167187

    Hydro Sirene courses - Lunéville, France www.aqualun.fr/hydro-sirene.html

    Switzerland:
    Atlantis Swim Mermaid courses - Alberwil, Switzerland www.atlantisswim.ch/

    Swiss Mermaids Swimming School - various locations, Switzerland mjss.ch/
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    If you know any I've missed please comment below. Some schools may be expanding their list of available locations in the future.

    PS To any enterprising Mermaids out there thinking of starting your own school I say go for it! Just make sure you've covered all necessary safety requirements as we need to keep the good reputation of Mermaid schools being safe! If in doubt on what is required to set up a school you could try contacting one of the existing schools in your country as they will understand the local laws better.
    Last edited by Merman Andrew; 07-20-2019 at 12:26 AM. Reason: Added new schools in Mexico, UK, US and Netherlands
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    Pretty sure you need some kind of swimming and training qualifications to be able to teach. You can't just get up one day and say, "I am going open a mermaid school today at the pool"

    Am also sure that Raina already covered some points on what and how to get the qualifications.

    Though for some, its just easier to learn it off youtube. I know I did!
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    Actually, I'm one of many pro mers who give lessons without any swimming credentials. Though, I'm actually a teacher. I do workshops as opposed to classes. Adults and kids. Pretty sure Kariel is in the same boat.

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    Here are a couple of places in Spain:

    Sirenas Mediterranean Academy (Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain)

    Gran Canaria Mermaids Swimming Academy (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talia View Post
    Here are a couple of places in Spain:

    Sirenas Mediterranean Academy (Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain)

    Gran Canaria Mermaids Swimming Academy (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain)



    wow , I did not know what Academy in Gran Canaria !!!

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    Maybe you can check it out, Stefani, and let us know how it goes

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    if I have the chance to go to Gran Canaria I will make a visit to the academy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Jaffa View Post
    Pretty sure you need some kind of swimming and training qualifications to be able to teach. You can't just get up one day and say, "I am going open a mermaid school today at the pool"

    Am also sure that Raina already covered some points on what and how to get the qualifications.

    Though for some, its just easier to learn it off youtube. I know I did!
    I 100% agree. I think it's very important for Mermaids wanting to start a school to do their research first and ensure that their business is run as professionally as possible, especially with regard to concern for safety. if someone drowns at a Mermaid school or there is a negative publicity that could be quite bad. As Raina has said it may only take one Mermaid to do the wrong thing to ruin it for others. Not saying that to scare anyone but just that it is important to maintain a good reputation for Mermaid schools for people to respect them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AniaR View Post
    Actually, I'm one of many pro mers who give lessons without any swimming credentials. Though, I'm actually a teacher. I do workshops as opposed to classes. Adults and kids. Pretty sure Kariel is in the same boat.

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    You have teacher qualifications. Which means you can teach and you already have the police check and working with children check. Australia has become very... what's the word... strict? In regards to teaching and holding classes of anything, especially so when children are involved. There have been recent law changes due to the amount of creeps that have infiltrated the schooling and child care systems.

    That's what I'm getting at.

    That one needs all these checks and stuff before you can open up your mermaid school. Even if one wanted to hold a mermaid class, you need to have all these in hand before you start approaching swimming centres.
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    There are two "merschools" in Bavaria and two more in Swabia which are well-known due to media exposure.

    All the teachers are merely girls or young women with zero teaching or swimming coach credentials.
    They just happen to like to work with children and bought a magictail.

    Some of them make good money with it.
    Considering how Germans really get off on credentials otherwise, this is a bit surprising, but hey.

    I'd be all for it if some of the more ridiculous credential-demands (diving towers, looking at you) were dropped as well.
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    Hey mers, I'm trying really hard to launch a mermaid experience over here in the UK for adults, but I am having a freaking impossible time getting public liability insurance for the poolside and tailswimming part of it. I have spoken to twelve insurers, none of whom can cope with the concept. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Carla View Post
    Hey mers, I'm trying really hard to launch a mermaid experience over here in the UK for adults, but I am having a freaking impossible time getting public liability insurance for the poolside and tailswimming part of it. I have spoken to twelve insurers, none of whom can cope with the concept. Any suggestions?
    Have you tried contacting Mermaids UK and asking who they use?

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    I've just made a huge update to the list of schools, added several schools from Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France.
    If you guys have any others let me know and I'll add them.

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    Hey Leomar, I'm running mermaid spa days in the UK - Run Away Days (runawaydays.co.uk)

    Edited - ha, I had forgotten this was the thread I was stressing about insurance on! It's all done and dusted, I found a specialist watersports insurance company Thank you for the tip though!
    Last edited by Mermaid Kerenza Sapphire; 03-13-2016 at 05:22 PM.

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    Bump! New schools added. Hey admins can we please have this thread posted as a sticky or linked in the main resources (links) page? I put a reasonable amount of work into compiling and revising this list, it would be great if it was more visible to all!
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    I'm pretty sure Mermaid Syrena is based in Singapore, not Malaysia. Its two separate countries, even though we are joined together by The Causeway, which is a long bridge.

    There is No Ripples. They're based in NSW, though I'm sure exactly where. They do classes in Wollongong.
    http://www.noripples.com.au/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Jaffa View Post
    I'm pretty sure Mermaid Syrena is based in Singapore, not Malaysia. Its two separate countries, even though we are joined together by The Causeway, which is a long bridge.
    OK thanks, I'll fix that up! No Ripples I have already added, they are based in Wollongong and I know the owner.

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    HI There we also run mermaid courses here in the UK as well as professional freediving courses!
    http://www.bluewater-freediving.co.u...d-courses.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean View Post
    HI There we also run mermaid courses here in the UK as well as professional freediving courses!
    http://www.bluewater-freediving.co.u...d-courses.html
    Thanks for letting me know, will add you to the list. What a cool concept to combine certified free diving training with Mermaid swimming classes! I think you are the first place in the world I know of to do this!

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    Leomar, can I edit my listing to this please?

    Run Away Days / Mermaiding UK - mermaid parties & spa days for grown ups, Essex & Suffolk UK

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