What swimming ability does my child need?

Mermaid swimming is great fun, but it needs to be safe, first and foremost! I am Water Safety Partners with the Royal Life Saving Society and these are my swimming standards.

In order to swim with me, your child will need to have achieved Swim England Stage 5 (Previously ASA Stage 5). To ensure everyone’s safety, if your child does not have Swim England Stage 5 but has an equivalent, they still must be able to complete the following:

Children must be able to:

  • Swim 25m confidently on their front and back –
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Roll over in the water horizontally
  • Be happy going under the water
  • Perform a dolphin kick

We will do a fun warm up in which we will assess their ability to complete these skills. Any children who are unable to manage these skills will not be able to wear a monofin or tail.

This also forms part of our terms and conditions.