What are the minimum requirements?

Safety is of paramount importance.  South Coast Mermaids are Water Safety Partners with RLSS UK.

To swim with us, 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
– be able to tread water for 30 seconds
– be able to roll over in the water horizontally
– be happy going under the water
– be able to 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.