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The Seattle Mermaid School

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The Seattle Mermaid School is the Pacific Northwest's exclusive portal to experiencing the underwater world of mermaids firsthand. 

The Seattle Mermaid School was founded by genuine professional mermaid and well known thought-leader to the community, Olive the Alchemist. The Alchemist has years of experience in a rigorous, professional-level role as a mermaid character performer with Walt Disney World Entertainment and competitive aquatic training beneath Olympic and Olympic Qualifying Athletes, including Michael Phelps.

 

As an Alchemist might, Olive has taken aspects of freediving, storytelling, animation, aquatic photography, entrepreneurship, and swimming then combined them into one magical discipline: Mermaiding. 

Whether you’re a parent looking to enroll your little guppy in their first lesson or a professional looking to train under an industry expert, The Seattle Mermaid School has skill-appropriate lessons curated, just for you.

An inclusive range of tail sizes for adults and children are available to rent during lessons.

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The Seattle Mermaid School is an inclusive space. 

All Alchemy Aquatics Entertainment LLC offerings,

including that of The Seattle Mermaid School

are body-positive, LGBTQA+ friendly environments. 

Swimmers with the Seattle Mermaid School do not have to be the most confident in the water, however applicants should be able to complete 1 lap (25m) unassisted in human form. For children, The Alchemist accepts students over 8 years old, provided proof of swim Level 4 completion or a swim test conducted at the start of the mermaid lesson, proving mastery of the above skills. 

Mermaid School Eligibility:

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I get a certification from The Seattle Mermaid School?

Olive the Alchemist is a PADI Mermaid Instructor. The Seattle Mermaid School offers PADI Discover Mermaid, Basic Mermaid, and Advanced Mermaid Certification courses to its qualifying students. 

Where exactly is The Seattle Mermaid School?

Alchemy Aquatics Entertainment LLC has partnerships with several local pool venues to choose from. Most are located within Seattle and Bellevue city limits. Class bookings for The Seattle Mermaid School at the privacy of your own venue or home, whether the lesson is private or for a small gathering, are a possibility for an additional fee. Contact@OliveTheAlchemist.com for curated pricing. 

Do I need swimming experience to participate?

The Seattle Mermaid School is designed with all experience levels in mind. We take students as young as 8 years old and up to any age. Be sure to check the age requirement for each offering, as group lessons are age specific. All Apprentice Mermaids are required to pass a instructed skills check prior to tailing up in the water. This is included in the instruction time of students' first lesson.

Swimmers with the Seattle Mermaid School do not have to be the most confident in the water, however applicants should be able to complete 1 lap (25m) unassisted in human form.

Whether you are brand new to the sport of mermaiding or an aspiring professional, The Seattle Mermaid School has valuable, holistic instruction available to expand your mermaid skill set.  

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