We started the first class of our Mermaid excercise course on Monday night at Bramley Baths, We had a lovely and very enthusiastic group of ladies attend, some new and some who had been to our taster classes last summer. We started off with a bit of ‘Bunny Breaststroke’ to the sounds of the Andrews Sisters to warm up then went on to learning skulling and the dreaded ‘Egg beater’! (a treading water technique used by Synchronised Swimmers). Everyone picked up the moves at such a fast pace that by the end of the session we had put together a routine involving Flamingos and Swans (our own interpretations of course 🙂
It was a really great session and we were so impressed with the groups skills we will have to get some harder moves together for next week to keep them on (or off) their toes! It was also nice to have a chill and a chat in the Steam Room at the Baths after! Well we did deserve it!! Looking forward to next week!!
We are pleased to announce that Mermaids will be making a splash, installed in the fountains in Sir Nigel Gresely Square outside CAST in Doncaster as part of RIGHT UP OUR STREET DNweekeND (kindly supported by Arts Council England and arts lottery funds) on Sunday 11th May!! You can see us between 11am and 3pm, Hope to see you there and that the sun is shining!!
For further details about the event visit their site here
Congratulations to Lucy mermaid who took part in Sports Relief Swimathon at The Edge in Leeds, She did 5k (200 lengths) in under 2 hours! raising £150 for sports relief charities. Well done Lucy!
We also want to mention the fabulous staff and pupils at Trinity CofE/ Methodist Primary school in Lancashire, who contacted us for dry land Synchronised swimming tips for their own Sports Relief event. They raised £485 for Sports Relief! You can have a look at pictures of their event here
Don’t they look fabulous!! Well done to all the pupils and teachers involved!