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STA Award in Mermaid and Mono Fin Swimming

The STA award in Mermaid and Mono Fin swimming is the first industry regulated qualification, allowing swimming teachers to join the growing trend and to add exciting additional aquatic activities to their lessons.

The Learner

The STA Award in Mermaid and Mono Fin Swimming is intended for those looking to upskill from their existing swimming teaching or Level 2 Synchronised Swimming Coaching qualifications. Successful completion of this qualification allows learners to introduce this additional aquatic experience in a safe and fun environment.

What skills and attributes make a good mermaid and mono fin swimming teacher?

 Interest in Swimming

 Confidence leading a group

 Creative

 Enthusiastic

 Enjoy working with people

 Good role model

 Good organisation

 Patience

 Empathy

 Sociable

Who does this qualification appeal to?

This qualification would be great for level 2 swimming teachers who want to expand their skill base, extend their knowledge and add new aquatic activities to their lessons.

It may also appeal to individuals listed below. Please note you must be a qualified Level 2 swimming teacher before undertaking the Mermaid and Mono Fin Swimming qualification.

The Course

The course is comprised of a mixture of theory content and practical poolside learning, enabling learners to acquire theoretical technical knowledge and practical experience on how to deliver mermaid and mono fin swimming lessons.

The following content is covered within this qualification:

  • Legislation, Health and Safety
  • Participant Safety Considerations
  • The Mermaid and Mono Fin Instructor
  • Planning
  • Mermaid and Mono Fin Skills
  • Enhancing the Mermaid and Mono Fin Experience

Assessment

This qualification is tutor assessed through practical teaching assessments of mermaid and mono fin swimming and completion of a multiple-choice assessment paper.
On successful completion, learners will have completed and been assessed on:

  • Developing 1 x session plan, covering mermaid and mono fin swimming without a tail skin and mono fin
  • Developing 1 x session plan, covering mermaid and mono fin swimming with a tail skin and mono fin
  • Completing 1 x risk assessment for mermaid and mono fin swimming
  • Completing 1 x session evaluation form following the practical session
  • Participate in a minimum of 2 hours practical teaching covering the safety skills and mermaid and mono fin swimming which includes the 20 minute practical assessment.
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