If you're a fan of The Little Mermaid, you likely grew up fantasizing about being Ariel in real life. Even as an adult, the magical dream may still sit in the back of your mind. Now, you can bring your fairytale to life at this brand new mermaid school in Nashville.

Imaginary creatures spark wonder in the hearts of children, but it's not uncommon to appreciate these imaginary tales as adults. If you never got to fully live the dream of your 10-year-old-self, the new Aquamermaid School location in Nashville is giving you the chance.

Aquamermaid School is an international program that makes mystical fairytales come true. It's the largest mermaid swimming school in the world with multiple locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and even United Arab Emirates.

On January 18, this magical experience became available at Vanderbilt University’s Recreation and Wellness Center. Nashville is only the sixth city in the United States to offer these aquatic lessons.

The "undersea" adventure is appropriate for all ages, seven and up. At the beginning of the class, you can slip on a mermaid tail made from silicone, fabric and glittery sequins. 

A professional "mermaid" coach will teach you how to utilize your tail in the water during a 60-minute session. You'll learn techniques that help you truly swim like the real thing through the discovery class, followed by a photo session.


If you decide you want to come back for more, you can sign up for weekly lessons. Even though it may not feel like it, you're actually exercising during the course. Physical activity masked by fun is something you probably won't find with your typical gym membership.

You can even book events like bachelorette parties and birthday celebrations. The instructors are available to travel to hotels and private pools in the Nashville area, so they can also bring the party to you.

Classes are $60 per hour, weekly lessons are $200 for four weeks and private parties are $300. If you feel you've found a new hobby, you can purchase tails at varying prices, depending on the type.

Nautical princesses may have once lived in young girls' dreams, but it's now possible to make them a reality right here in Tennessee.


Aquamermaid School

Price: $60+

Address: 2700 Children's Way, Nashville, TN

Why You Need To Go: Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live your childhood dream of being a mermaid.

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