Fall 1: AUGUST 18 – OCTOBER 6

Registration: June 26 – July 29

Fall 2: OCTOBER 16 – DECEMBER 16

Registration: August 28 – September 30

Cost: $80/Hubber, $120/Non-Member

Instructor: Jessica Pemberton

Mermaid costume usage is a growing trend among both children and adults but the dangers of these suits, if users are not trained properly, can be easily overlooked. Students will fulfill most every child’s dream of becoming a mermaid/merman while learning cool tricks and safety aspects of wearing a Mono-fin flipper. Over the course of four levels, students will become safe and well-educated mermaids at the Mermaid HUB-cademy.

In the magical land of HUBlantis good mermaids are born. Majestic, perfect so land dwellers scorn. From Guppies to Eels, Pix-ies and Mer-maids, they’ll all learn to swim so that work seems like play. As graduation comes near they yell big and loud, “We are HUB Mermaids, majestic and proud!”

 

 

LV1 Graceful Guppies
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Fridays
Prerequisites: None

Every guppy needs gills! This is an introductory mermaid swim lesson that is designed to give basic skills with a monofin. Students will learn basic balance and breath control techniques in order to gain a level of comfort with the fin.

 

LV2 Elegant Eels
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fridays
Prerequisites: LV1 Graceful Guppies or comparable experience

Eels can slither through the water with grace and ease! In this second level mermaid swim lesson, students will learn to add an additional level of comfort in his/her monofin and begin to learn more advanced tricks in the water.

 

LV3 Pool Pixies
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Fridays
Prerequisites: LV2 Elegant Eels or comparable experience

This is where the mermaid magic begins! Students will transform from floundering fish to a swimming sprite, beginning an advanced level of coursework including tricks and deep water monofin diving.

 

LV4 Magnificent Mermaids
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fridays
Prerequisites: LV3 Pool Pixies or comparable experience

Your transformation is almost complete! In the final mermaid swim lesson level, advanced students will explore mermaid life to its fullest. Students will be allowed a guided free swim to explore new tricks while still having ample supervision for safety and added instruction. The instructor will swim alongside the students and they will explore the deep together.