One women has made both adults’ and children’s dreams into reality by starting a special mermaid academy. That’s right, it’s a school that teaches you how to become a mermaid.
Mayim Mermaid Academy in Bournemouth, UK, teaches “mermaiding students” how to swim and perform with mermaid tails, which consist of a plastic mono-fin covered in fabric
Dreams do come true!
Not only will you get some exercise
and some fun in the sun
AND look amazing in the water
and under the water
You will make new mermaid friends
And learn how to really shake your tail
You will get scuba diving lessons as well
All ages are welcome.
And all genders.
The academy was founded in 2012
Michelle Forsbrey, who goes by the mermaid alias MerShell, is the founder of the mermaid academy. She’s been developing the skills of 300 wannabe-mercreatures on the south coast of England since launching her academy in summer 2015. “I love mermaids, I love the water, the ocean, the beach. I live four minutes’ walk away from the beach and that is not close enough,” says Forsbrey.
She says kids and teens are obsessed with mermaids at the minute because they’re watching Netflix’s Mako Mermaids series. “They are going crazy over mermaids!” Forsbrey continues.
Beginners will learn the basics, like putting on a mermaid tail, safety and care, and how to enter and exit the pool. Students will also learn basic swimming techniques, like “mermaid breast stroke”, and treading water, along with some “under water fun” like finding treasure.
More info: Mayim Mermaid Academy
Classes start for as little as $40.