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
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.