Gemma has been swim teaching with Swim School Academy for a few years. After seeing a video online of a young girl in a mermaid tail and unable to regain her feet and getting herself into trouble, Gemma realised that these fins and tails were dangerous. Mermaid swimming always looked so much fun, with a beautiful movement, if swim teachers were unaware of the possible danger of owning this equipment, parents could be buying them without realising their children could be at risk. With that in mind Gemma found Mermaids UK, a company that not only sell bespoke equipment, but also run accredited qualification courses. Gemma attended and successfully passed this in October 2018. In February 2019 The Mermaid Academy was launched at Swim School Academy. The focus being on safety, skill and above all, fun!
We now run regular holiday experiences and birthday parties, where children learn to basics of swimming with a fin and tail. It is a lot of fun but also follows the safety of mermaid swimming that Gemma is so passionate about.
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