Mermaiding Instructor Course

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February 10, 2022
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March 22, 2022

Live the Dream and teach Mermaiding to Kids and Adults

Teaching Mermaiding classes is fun, rewarding and magical. Mermaiding is a fast growing sport world wide and includes several skills such as monofin swimming, sculling, tricks and breath hold.

Teaching Mermaiding classes is fun and so rewarding. Mermaiding is a fast growing sport world wide and includes several skills such as monofin swimming, sculling, tricks and breath hold.

Mermaiding is a great way to get fit and stay healthy. It involves wearing a beautiful tail and gliding effortlessly through the water. It is influenced by Freediving and Synchronized swimming. It requires great skill and long breath hold. Sequences can be challenging and take time to learn. It’s fun and social.

Once qualified you will be able to:

  • Teach kids and adults at a gym, swim school or your home
  • Mermaid performances at events
  • Host parties, workshops, events and retreats

This in depth mermaiding coach training course includes everything you need to know to teach mermaiding confidently and earn a living from something that you love doing. This course includes:

  • water safety
  • psychology of swimming
  • anatomy and physiology of humans and merfolk
  • mermaid coaching techniques
  • Dynamics of water
  • Special needs
  • Mermaiding Business
  • Mermaid Mythology
  • Mermaid History
  • Ocean conservation

Level 1

Monday to Saturday, 27 June – 2 July, 9am – 4:30pm

Practical requirement:

  • Attend 5 kids mermaiding classes
  • Attend 5 adult mermaiding classes
  • perform mermaid routine including 10 moves
  • Pass theory exam

Course Fee: R10 000 (early bird: pay before 30 April and pay only R8 000)

Level 2

Monday to Saturday, 4 July – 9 July, 9am – 4:30pm

Practical Requirements:

  • Attend 5 mermaiding classes (kids or adult)
  • Assist 5 adult mermaiding classes
  • Assist 5 kids mermaiding classes
  • Teach 1 public mermaiding class (kids or adult)
  • Pass practical mermaiding exam
  • Pass Theory exam

Course fee: R12 000 (early bird: pay before 30 April and pay only R10 000)

10am – 4:30pm

Sign up for both Level 1 and 2 @ R19 000 (early bird: pay by 30 April and pay only R16 000)

Payment plans available. All fees must be paid by the end of the course or certificate will not be issued. Deposit of R4 000 to secure your space. No refunds if you do not attend or if you fail the course.

Course includes

  • monofin and mermaid tail rental
  • required practical hours – mermaiding classes
  • pool use
  • manual
  • possibly teach a class at Merschool

Course Leader

This course is taught by Nadia Walker. Nadia is a swimming teacher since 2000. She was a Swim SA facilitator from 2005 – 2008 and a synchronized swimming teacher since 2002 and many more qualifications in different movement modalities.

This course will be assisted by Izelle Nair. Izelle is a yoga and somatic movement therapy teacher and movement artist. Izelle’s been leading yoga teacher training courses since 2012 and opened Merschool in 2020. She’s been studying with Nadia ever since. She qualified as a NAUI Mermaid and Freediver.

If you love the mythical and swimming, then sign up now!

You must be able to swim, 18 years or older, have good health and a willingness to learn.


  1. Luschke says:

    Hi there. I am from western cape do you do inline teaching?

    I dk have a swimming school and would live to incorporate it as a side lide.

    • izelle says:

      Hello. Thanks for your comment. Yes we can make it work. If you can dial in for the theory classes and submit videos for the practical. Would you like to set up a video call? Please whatasapp us 0713618656

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