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Mermaid Academy

"We believe that it’s not enough just to learn to swim, we want to inspire our swimmers to love the water."







Following the massive success our mermaid sessions over the past year or so, we are taking our Mermaizing classes one step further to develop any budding Mermaids or Mermen on this exciting aquatic adventure. 


The class will be a one hour session running on Sundays 12.30pm to 1.30pm at the beautiful newly refurbished pool at West Heath School, Sevenoaks. 


Over the course of the term, our Mer Swimmers will be following a scheme of work developed to enhance existing swim technique and stamina whilst introducing Monofin skills using the FinFun mono fins and tails.




Benefits of Training with a Monofin

Monofin or Fin Swimming is an exciting way to improve and increase your swimming skills, developing your core strength and stamina to reach top speeds you have only dreamed about! 

Monofins develop the intuitive motion and undulation of the swimmer, much as a dolphin uses equal force on both sides of its body to kick.  Training with a monofin helps to develop a symmetrical and rhythmic kick, generated from the core.  Following the Aqualife Mermaid Academy pathway using Monofins will take all swimmers to the next level of fitness! 

 Top benefits:

  • All round confidence and development of swimming skills

  • Increase core strength

  • Strong back and abdomen muscles

  • Whole body flexibility

  • Increase cardiovascular fitness

  • Stamina and speed development

  • Fun and unique way to continue fitness within aquatic sports

 Content of curriculum

  • Dolphin kick

  • Surface movements & rotations

  • Underwater swimming

  • Progressive arm practices

  • Advanced skills such as Syncro and formations

  • Handstands

  • Vertical rotations

  • Tail flicks

  • Stamina training 

  • Games!


Mer Swimmers will need to be at STA Angelfish 2/3 level or Swim England level 5 stage. 


Links to both award level and criteria can be found here:



All term dates, venue details and prices can be found on our website: 

AQUALIFE SWIMMING MERMAID ACADEMY opening for the Summer Term 2022!

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