I was already 17 when Disney released The Little Mermaid, but there was just something about that movie that I loved and still love today. I even remember buying the soundtrack on cassette (totally aging myself here) and listening to it non-stop in my car at the time. It really doesn’t matter what age you are, there is just something about wanting to be a mermaid.
That is why when I asked to participate in a class with Aquamermaid, I jumped at the chance. Even if just for a morning, getting to swim like a mermaid was definitely something I wanted to try. I have seen the mermaid tails on social media but being able to actually learn how to swim and use the tail was quite intriguing to me.
Upon arrival at the class, the first thing they asked us to do was a swimming test to ensure we could participate in the class. I feel like I am a fairly proficient swimmer but it was comforting that they ensured our ability before giving us a tail. After the test, we were given our tails to put on. The flipper portion is basically like 2 scuba style flippers fused together and the remainder of the “tail” was a spandex type swimsuit material. It is made to fit quite tight so that your legs aren’t prone to splitting.
After getting our tails on and now in full mermaid mode, we shuffled over to the pool and started our mermaid adventure. The class started with us being taught the basics of how to swim with the tail on using a flutter kick and getting comfortable in the water. The class continued with some activities we were able to do alone and then with the others in the class. It was quite enjoyable but definitely a good workout for both the arms and the legs. At the end of the class, we had to show off our skills that we had learned with a little routine to perform in front of the others. It was fun to see each others creativity.
While our class was on, there was another group there for a mermaid party. It was basically a private class for their group. I would love to get a group of friends together and do another class together. Aquamermaid offers classes, parties as well as free swim times at their locations across Canada and the US and they seem to be adding more locations all the time. If you are looking for something different or have always wanted to be a mermaid, if even for one day, I would definitely suggest Aquamermaid.
Although this class was provided to me, all comments, opinions and photos are strictly mine.