What to do if my child is bored of swimming?

Posted by Mermaid Staff on September 14th, 2018

When children reach the age 10 and up and are strong, competent swimmers we can sometimes find they can become bored of the usual swimming routine. At Mermaid Swim Academy we aim to provide children with not only the essential life skill of swimming itself, but a lifelong love of swimming both for fun and […]

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Why Mermaid Swim Academy?

Posted by Mermaid Staff on September 14th, 2018

Are you sick and tired of just being a number? Over being a name on a never ending wait list? Annoyed at having to arrange your schedule around swim lesson times and days that don’t suit you? or No waitlists. Not just a number. Your swim lessons, your times. Swim Schools are notoriously known for […]

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Tumble Turns

Posted by Mermaid Staff on August 31st, 2018

Ever wondered how to do a tumble turn? Most swimmers do not know how to do a tumble turn and instead opt for touch turns which are much slower. Tumble turns can seem intimidating or scary if you have never tried it before, but with practice they are really not that hard to do and […]

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When to Start Swimming?

Posted by Mermaid Staff on August 24th, 2018

Did you know you could start informal swimming lessons straight after birth? Bath time can become a fun and enjoyable learning hub. By encouraging splashing, blowing bubbles singing and having play time parents can create these informal lessons. You can also start the early stages of submersion by conditioning your baby with water. This can […]

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Conditioning

Posted by Mermaid Staff on August 17th, 2018

With the new season fast approaching you can start preparing your child now for their first swimming lessons. Conditioning is a great way to slowly prepare your child for their first submersion during the term. By pouring water over the face with a cup/ watering will teach your child to hold their breath as well […]

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How to read the surf

Posted by Mermaid Staff on August 10th, 2018

Part of what makes ocean swimming so fun is the challenge. You not only have to be a strong swimmer but you’ve also got to use to your skills and knowledge to negotiate the surf. Here are our words of wisdom to help you get out and come in in the most effective way. When […]

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Streamlines

Posted by Mermaid Staff on August 2nd, 2018

Did you know one easy way to take a couple of seconds of your time is to push off the wall in a streamline position? Pushing off the wall with your arms apart already starting your stroke (or sometimes not even pushing off the wall at all) doesn’t give you any boost or any advantage […]

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MSA is now an Active Kids Provider!

Posted by Mermaid Staff on June 22nd, 2018

We are pleased to announce Mermaid Swim Academy is a registered Active Kids provider. This means you can use your Active Kids voucher to a credit of $100 towards Term 1 only (you can apply for a new voucher for Term 3 in 2019!).  If you would like to use your voucher with us, please complete […]

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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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