Mermaid School: Private Lessons

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Mermaid School: Private Lessons

from 135.00

Our most budget-friendly option... up to three people swim for one total price!

For the serious mermaid or merman enthusiast who wants to make the absolute most progress for their available time! Private lessons are the perfect choice for actors who need to prepare for a role NOW or busy professionals who need the convenience of "at home" service for themselves or their families. In private mermaid lessons and private merman lessons you enjoy the privacy of your own location while working with one of our incredible Finstructors to specifically approach your own unique goals.

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Click Above to Watch Los Angeles Mermaid School Finstructor (Mermaid Coach) Catalina Mermaid Transform Two Adults In to Mermaid and Merman on LATV!


1 hour is recommended, you may request additional time if desired


Private tutoring sessions are held at YOUR pool, on set location, or condo etc. pool.

We alternately can accommodate you in Simi Valley at the Rancho Simi Pool for an additional $50 per hour for two lanes (subject to pool schedule). Rental pool fee is valid for up to 3 students only. Any other land-based guests who are watching the lesson must pay the pool $3 per person for access.

Community pool rental hours are: M-Sat 11am-1pm and M-Th 7-8:30pm of of January 2017. Hours are subject to change. In the event of lightning no lessons may be held in the community pool.


  • Warm-up, Safety, & Overview
  • Mermaid / Merman Swim Technique & Swim Practice
  • Common Mermaid / Merman Tricks
  • Popular Mermaid / Merman Poses for Photos (you provide the camera)
  • Question & Answer Time
  • Photo Opportunities (you provide the camera)
  • Individuals scheduling multiple private lessons can add in additional advanced content to an individual lesson plan with their coaches.


Adults and children ages 5 and up.


  • BASIC LESSON: $135 plus lane rental/parking fees (if applicable) for a 1 hour private or semi-private mermaid lesson or merman lesson for up to THREE people. That's right, you can split the cost of this lesson with your friends to have your very own private group lesson! That's a savings of $15 off normal class price with less driving for you!
    • If you want to come to us for a lesson an additional $10/hour lane rental cost will be applied for space rental from the swimming pool. Lane rental is only available during Simi Valley public swim hours.
  • DELUXE LESSON: Add on only $35 more to our Basic Lesson cost for underwater progress video footage (taken by our Finstructor) of you for use on your social media, to review for technique, to share with friends, etc. Available in the Ventura County and Los Angeles County, California areas.


  • Pricing includes fabric rental tail(s) in Ventura County and Los Angeles County, California for ages 8+.
  • Please note that our fabric mermaid rental tails and merman rental tails are for larger children and adults and only fit ages 8+. If you have a child who wants to learn to be a mermaid or merman and is under 8 you would need to purchase your own mermaid tail separately from your mermaid lesson cost to fit them. You can buy mermaid tails from us for smaller children at .
  • Sacramento, CA region students must have their own monofins or tails that contain a monofin. You can buy your own fabric mermaid tail or merman tail by CLICKING HERE  


Mermaid Trainer "Finstructors" are humans, they do not arrive in prosthetic tails. In order to demonstrate proper tail techniques they arrive as humans and teach in fabric training mermaid tails just like their students wear.

The intensity of this lesson is based on student ability. You MUST KNOW HOW TO SWIM WELL and without assistance to be able to do this lesson.

Yes, we can offer dispatch services for underwater film units for talent appearing as a merman or a mermaid on film. Please note that standard SAG-AFTRA rates apply for all union sets and that we will only send a Union Finstructor to a SAG-AFTRA set; call us at (805) 328-4911 to schedule.


Once you pay for your lesson one of our Finstructors will call you to schedule your lesson - please note that lessons occur on weeknights and are based on availability on weekends.