How to Swim Butterfly?

Posted by Mermaid Staff on May 4th, 2018

As parents, it’s good to know what your kids are learning and why. These tips are applicable to adults learning to swim butterfly as well  The hardest obstacle in learning how to swim Butterfly, is coordinating the stroke (the arms) with the butterfly kick. We teach that the kick should always initiate the stroke and […]

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Why we teach unilateral breathing in Freestyle (as opposed to bilateral)?

Posted by Mermaid Staff on April 27th, 2018

We teach our students to breath every two strokes instead of every 3. This is called unilateral training and it encourages muscle coordination and memory each time these muscles are recruited to move in a certain pattern. When you breathe in a bilateral system it means you alternate sides to breathe every 3 strokes, thus […]

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What habits make a dedicated (and ultimately a great) swimmer?

Posted by Mermaid Staff on April 20th, 2018

Turns up for every swim session; Has two pairs of goggles on hand (for any unexpected breakages or leaks); Always brings the right gear (i.e flippers if in squads AND a drink bottle); Wears a silicone swimming cap (for warmth and to keep hair out of face); Always on time to their swim sessions if […]

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Should your child enjoy swimming?

Posted by Mermaid Staff on April 13th, 2018

  Should I keep my child in swimming lessons if they don’t enjoy them? This is a question/discussion we answer a lot. Lately, parents have suggested we share our answer with everyone! So here goes… The short answer to whether to continue with swimming lessons is YES! So long as there is a routine and […]

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Be Swim Lesson Ready

Posted by Mermaid Staff on February 8th, 2018

We are extremely lucky to have the privilege to teach amazing kiddies such important life skills in a natural, breathtaking environment. Not many other swim school have the ocean right on their doorstep, being such a special swim school our students need to ensure they have certain items. No matter what level of learn to […]

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Healthy Oat & Banana Cookies Recipe for Mermaid Swimmers

Posted by Mermaid Staff on February 8th, 2018

Pack a Snack. Healthy oat and banana cookies are a really great after swimming snack as it will fill them up and replenish the energy used during their lesson. Tasty for little mouths with no nasties and super easy to whip up and keep! Mermaid approved Banana and Oat healthy cookies (makes 30) What you […]

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Should our kids be swimming in chlorine?

Posted by Mermaid Staff on January 25th, 2018

As parents, teaching our kids to become water safe and to swim is an essential skill, especially when the beach is our backyard. Most of us look to local swimming pools for a learn-to-swim program; however, the effects of heated and chlorinated water on our kids’ overall health is alarming. Studies have shown that infants […]

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School Holidays and Christmas

Posted by Mermaid Staff on December 4th, 2017

HOW TIME FLIES  Can you believe we have only 2 weeks left of the swimming term and 29 days until 2018!!! The water is warming up and all students are improving out of sight in the pool. We know that the silly season is approaching and things can get very busy so just a friendly reminder […]

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The Countdown is On

Posted by Mermaid Staff on September 21st, 2017

The countdown to Term 1 is on! With the first day of term being 9 OCTOBER that’s only 4 weeks away! Have you enrolled in the new swim season yet? There are still class spots available but you may have to hustle as popular times are almost gone!! Click on the appropriate swim levels to […]

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Benefits of Swimming in Cold Water

Posted by Mermaid Staff on June 8th, 2017

As winter is fast approaching, and the season draws to a close, we urge you to remain active and continue swimming at icebergs, or even the beach! The water may seem colder, but there are endless benefits of swimming in cold water. Here are just a few: Raise Your Endorphins   : Swimming in the cold ocean […]

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