Rip Current

Posted by Joanna Kyriazakos on July 23rd, 2020

Rips are not tides. Instead, they are currents of water returning the water from the breaking wave back out to the ocean. These channels can differ in size as well as how strong or powerful they are. . Remember if you are caught in a rip, remain calm and do not panic.



Posted by Joanna Kyriazakos on July 22nd, 2020

Tides are the regular rise and fall of sea levels caused by the gravitational pull of the Moon & Sun, there are usually two tidal shifts in each lunar day which means two low tides & two high tides. . Each time you head into the surf the tide will usually be different, do you […]



Posted by Joanna Kyriazakos on July 21st, 2020

A key part of your ocean swim is navigating the surf on your way out as well as when you come back in. Each time you head into the surf the shore break and waves can differ depending on the conditions on the day. . Unsure how to negotiate these waves? Before anyone dives into […]


Covid Safe Guidelines

Posted by Joanna Kyriazakos on July 7th, 2020

Mermaid Swim Academy is excited to welcome students back to the water. As we begin to re-open our lessons and camps some changes have been put in place to ensure the safety and well being of all our staff and families. What to expect at Mermaid Swim Academy pool and surf session Checking In – […]


Winter Swimming Benefits

Posted by Joanna Kyriazakos on June 7th, 2020

    Now we have highlighted some of the amazing benefits of swimming in cold water – why not try it out this Winter? This June we will be running Open Water Swimming sessions at Neilsen Park to keep kids swimming through winter! If your child is 8+ and a confident swimmer then these sessions […]


Winter Warmers MSA

Posted by Joanna Kyriazakos on June 5th, 2020

Now with winter upon us we know only too well how easy it can be to pull up those covers and stay tucked up in bed on a cold winter morning. However we also know how beneficial it is to get out and soak up the brisk air and winter sunshine. Below are a list […]


The Perfect Dive

Posted by Joanna Kyriazakos on June 2nd, 2020

    Remember practise makes perfect with diving. Follow these tips to help your child achieve the perfect dive. Enquire today for our upcoming Race & Dive Clinic dates next season, where students will develop and perfect their race skills including dives, streamlines, turns and finishes.


Ocean Swimming Tips

Posted by Joanna Kyriazakos on May 28th, 2020

Before anyone dives into ocean swimming there are a couple of skills which will help you get out through the surf break quickly and efficiently. Getting these skills right will leave you with more energy for swimming and coming back in. WADING Wading is the fastest way to enter the water. This should be done […]


Colour In Scuba Sam or Mermaid Meri

Posted by Joanna Kyriazakos on April 20th, 2020

If you are not venturing out in the surf this weekend why not join us and colour in Scuba Sam or Mermaid Meri.  We want to see our hidden Picasso’s or perhaps our Pollocks amongst our swimmers.  Click the artwork below to download and start your colouring in! Download Mermaid Meri HERE.   Download Scuba Sam HERE.



Posted by Joanna Kyriazakos on March 17th, 2020

We want to reassure our Mermaid Swim Academy family that we are monitoring closely all the latest updates from the authorities relating to the current health crisis.⁠ .⁠ Thus far we have not been advised to cancel or postpone any of our services and the Icebergs pool (amongst many other pools) remains open and therefore […]