Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The International Mermaid Swimming Instructors Association has got to be one of the most fun, innovative open water swimming governing body in the world.

Its captures the imagination. It enables entertainment. It powers pleasure in the most creative way.

Established in 2012 on the island of Boracay in the Philippines, the International Mermaid Swimming Instructors Association is a professional international mermaid training organization with certified swimming, Scuba diving and mermaid swimming instructors.

Already mermaid instructors have been certified from the Philippines, Germany, Japan, Switzerland and Austria. Prospective instructors learn education and training modalities, and receive practice and experience in various open water environments to provide the skills and foundations for a profitable business in the world of mermaid swimming.

Originally, the Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy created the business model and then started to receive requests for its teaching programs.

The Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy was highly successful in creating fun to offering these classes:

* Introduction to mermaid swimming and stretching
* How to wear and care for the mermaid tail
* Swimming with the mermaid tail and floaters
* Swimming without floaters
* Swimming practice and drills
* Mermaid Snorkeling
* Mermaid Scuba Diving
* Mermaid Fitness
* Modern Mermaid
* Mermaid Makeover
* Mermaid Free Diving: A Therapeutic Art
* Synchronized Mermaid Swimming
* Mermaid Safari

Ultimately, the International Mermaid Swimming Instructors Association was established in 2012 on Boracay Island to help the spread of concept of mermaiding and certification of its instructors.

In 2013, the Association launched Project M.O.M. (Mermaids On a Mission). “Our goal is to help educate rural areas and fishing villages with basic first aid and rescue training, educating them on the importance of sound environmental practices and proper waste management, personal and oral hygiene with our “Mermaids Always Smile” campaign. Future plans are to include these in our curriculum worldwide.

Another program is Mermaid Therapy which aims to help underprivileged children and children with special needs to overcome depression by engaging and assisting them in physical therapy, and to put it plainly, to simply bring joy to those who need it most.”

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