Swimming Carnival Season

Posted by Mermaid Staff on February 14th, 2019

It’s that time of year again, School Swimming Carnivals are here! A big thank you to those parents who have sent us their child’s results, please keep them coming in. We are so proud of all our swimmers competing, it is a great achievement to race in front of the whole school off the block. […]


Start early – be safer

Posted by Mermaid Staff on October 25th, 2018

Are you unsure when you should start your child into lessons? We at Mermaid Swim Academy believe that there is no such thing as starting “too early” – and here is why: Up to 60% of the human body is water – being in water should consequently be completely natural for us. However, we all […]


Fitness Squad

Posted by Mermaid Staff on September 28th, 2018

Fitness Squad is designed for squad swimmers who want to improve their stamina, fitness and overall swimming performance. Fitness Squad sessions focus primarily on squad training which will include swim sets, land training and even some open water swim sessions throughout the term. Swimmers will be taught how to navigate through the surf, how to […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



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 […]


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 […]



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 […]