IW Mermaid Academy Fin2Fit Isle of Wight

Fin2Fit Isle of Wight is proud to be the Islands first mermaid school and Professional Mermaid. "Where your inner mermaid or merman can become reality."

Operating as usual


As one final goodbye on Saturday 2nd april ( the last lesson) anyone who has been taught by the mermaid academy that owns their own tail is welcome to come join in with the students who are currently with us from 830 till 1030
If you are able to come please private msg us so we roughly know how many are gonna join in


It is with great regret that as of the 2nd April the IW Mermaid Academy will not be teaching. With the cost of living going up and a reduced number of pupils we are no longer able to survive
Both Ian and Gemma are very sad as they have enjoyed teaching and seeing the smiles that end up on the faces of all that have been part of the journey
Thankyou to the waterside pool for the last few years


Ian has been able to do some paperwork this morning and hopes that this will help him for the next few months
He's sat down and worked out everyone's payment dates up till December he will private msg everyone so they know when the next payment is due.


When you have confidence to relax in the water and trust in yourself you can move more freely as a Mermaid


Well done Mermaid Lily on gaining the highest Medal achievable to date. You have worked so hard for this.
Mermaid Posing Stage 2.

I now need to start writing the next Award Series


Well done Mermaids on your achievements today. If anyone wants to share any pictures with awards, pm Gemma and i will post πŸ˜ŠπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’¦


Back tomorrow morning for the first session of 2022 😲...lets make this year a splashing Mermaid year πŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
See you tomorrow Gemma x


One sleep left before father Christmas comes down your chimney wishing you all a festive holiday

Photos from IW Mermaid Academy Fin2Fit Isle of Wight's post 18/12/2021

What a Fishmas the Mermaids had this morning. And super well done to the hat competition.
The winner is ....Meemaid Sophie and well done to runner up Mermaids .
I will make sure to make it back in the New Year with your Prizes. Much love Mermaid Gemma πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ πŸ’–
Lastly We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 😊

Ps Thankyou for the cards and pressies i will save till Christmas Morning ☺

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Dont Forget ...All Mers can start tomorrow at 8:30 πŸ₯³πŸ€—πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œ....



The 20th of December will be our last session of 2021 we are inviting all mermaids in lessons to come and swim between 830 and 1030 to have a bit of fun meeting up with all the other groups and maybe play some games
We will also be running a Christmas Mermaid hat competition where the lucky winners (top three) will receive a prize

Good luck
Ian and Gemma

Photos from IW Mermaid Academy Fin2Fit Isle of Wight's post 21/11/2021

Photos from IW Mermaid Academy Fin2Fit Isle of Wight's post


Sorry for short notice but lan is away on the mainland this weekend so there will be no lesson this week

Photos from IW Mermaid Academy Fin2Fit Isle of Wight's post 06/11/2021

After all the hype surrounding the squid games I adapted it to child friendly pool games
1 red light green light
2 how quick can you pick up sinkers
3 push of war
4 pick up sinkers and place on the island


Following on from last week's exciting lessons who's ready for this


Today's lesson the children got to Trick or Treat in the pool while also playing Heads or Tails
Happy Halloween everyone


Sorry if we haven't replied to messages atm we're frantically moving over the next few days. πŸ˜…


Anyone looking to get a new tail FINFUN Official Web Site has a 35% off on most of there equipment they do not do this very often so now s the time to get what you need

Photos from IW Mermaid Academy Fin2Fit Isle of Wight's post 17/07/2021

Mums own words 'So proud of lily getting her 250m mermaid swimming medal to add to her collection' x
And so is the IW Mermaid Academy Fin2Fit Isle of Wight .
First time we have seen all these medals together, and they look awesome πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

Photos from IW Mermaid Academy Fin2Fit Isle of Wight's post 17/07/2021

Well done Mermaids on your achievements you must be so very proud of yourselves πŸ˜ŠπŸ’¦πŸ’™πŸ’œ

Photos from IW Mermaid Academy Fin2Fit Isle of Wight's post 17/07/2021

I think its safe to say we all struggled to get motivated this morning, after a warm night.

Sun shinning through the open top at 8:30am πŸ’¦πŸ‘ŒA Sleeping Mermaid Sophie


It's only this young mermaids second time Mermaiding. Your doing so well keep it going. β˜ΊπŸ’¦πŸ’œπŸ’¦


Oh my Mermaid ....πŸ‘Œ...superb mermaid swimming.


Look at that pod. You look incredible...all of you. Keep up the hard work. β˜ΊπŸ’¦πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œπŸ§œβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’œπŸ˜ŠπŸ’¦πŸ’¦

Photos from IW Mermaid Academy Fin2Fit Isle of Wight's post 03/07/2021

Happy Day 😊


These girls give it their all. Keep it going girls.


So we had a very special visit today!!!

The beautiful Mermaid Marianne came to see all the mermaids, and wow what a morning. She has also kindly donated one of her books, that she has written herself on Mermaid Crafting (which will be in the pictures) so that we can give away as a prize for our next competition. πŸ˜€
Thankyou so much Marianne you really made the girls morning, they loved practicing posing, blowing hearts, bubbles and rings. This has givin the girls inspiration for their Mermaiding future.
She was so impressed with you all young Mermaids in the making. 😊

THANKYOU AGAIN... πŸ˜ƒπŸ’¦πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™‚οΈπŸ§œπŸ’¦πŸ’¦

β€˜A Magical Life Under Water’

Mermaids are no longer confined to the pages of story books but are alive and splashing on the IOW.

The Islands only professional Mermaid, Gemma Groves and Angel Harrison known as β€˜Angel Rose’ are helping adults fulfil their childhood dreams.

Gemma and her husband β€˜Ian Groves’ both 37 run the school that was set up in 2017 after a years planning. Ian has been an avid swimmer his whole life and began coaching the IOW Swim Team aged 18.

He then spent six years working as the Swimming Coach for The Island Youth Games Team, where he took groups to compete internationally against other Islands from around the World.

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