Does the thought of living the life of a mermaid under the sea make your heart race a little faster? Gliding under the water with your tail flashing in the waves? AquaMermaid feels the same way, and they are offering you the chance to live the dream! Here are 5 things you need to know about becoming a mermaid with AquaMermaid!
Who can do it? The requirements for becoming a mermaid are pretty easy to meet! You need to have swimming skills, and you need to be at least 7 years old. That’s it! Although they mostly get women and girls out at the classes, there are some mer-men in the “pods” and they are very welcome! Classes are divided by age, with a children’s class for 7-13 year olds, and a teens and adult class for those 14 years and older.
What will I do? Each class begins with some time to get acclimated to life with a tail (monofin rentals are included with the cost of the class) before moving on to the skills and techniques you will need. The hour long class finishes with time for some free-swimming, and time for photos…you are going to want to commemorate the occasion of finning!
What should I bring? If you have purchased a monofin, bring that! No worries if you haven’t though…a tail rental is included with the price of the class. You may also want googles, and either a swim cap or elastics to keep your hair out of your face. You can wear either a one or two piece swim suit with the tail. Additionally, the monofins are one size, so for kids they recommend bringing socks to help the fin fit better.
What if I want more? If just one class isn’t going to cut it, you have the option to purchase a 3 month, 6 month or full year membership. Memberships give you access to two hours of pool time each week, so you can participate in the class and have an hour of free swimming time. If you purchase the year membership, you will receive a free monofin as a thank you bonus! AquaMermaid also offers birthday parties and what might possibly be the coolest bachelorette party I have ever heard of!