The California Mermaid Convention is excited to offer two exciting chances for children to swim with mermaids!
"Mermaid Pool Party" Session
These one hour parties are the splashiest events under the sea! Children interact and play with a costumed mermaid character for an immersive experience like no other. Our silly and sweet character performers love to play games, and encourage imaginative and create thinking during their pool party interactions.
"Learn to Swim Like a Mermaid" Class
Children learn how to properly and safely use a monofin during this one hour class. Our trained and experienced instructors will have our littlest con attendees swimming with grace and proficiency; just like a mermaid! Children must bring their own monofins to participate.
Select your swim session and purchase tickets below.
Friday, July 10th "Mermaid Pool Party" Sessions - $20 per child
Friday, July 10th "Learn to Swim Like a Mermaid" Class - $35 per child
Saturday, July 11th "Mermaid Pool Party" Sessions - $25* per child
Saturday, July 11th "Learn to Swim Like a Mermaid" Class - $35 per child
*Saturday Pool Party Sessions include a special performance for participants such as a Magic Show, a Sing-along, Dance Lesson, etc...
-Ticket includes entry for ONE child and ONE adult guardian to the Rusch Park (7801 Auburn Blvd in Citrus Heights) designated children’s swim pool area for one hour only
- "Mermaid Pool Parties" are one hour experiences with a costumes character. Your child will love splashing and playing with a real life mermaid. "Swim Like a Mermaid" classes are with a human instructor, who will teach children proper and safe use of a monofin for mermaid swimming
- Children in "Swim Like a Mermaid" classes must be proficient swimmers with legs and bring their own monofin
- Parents may be in the water with their child, if they wish
- Lifeguards will be on site, but parents are asked to monitor their child as long as they are in the water
- Children may wear swimsuits and/or mermaid tails. Children must be proficient with use of monofins and mermaid tails if they wish to participate wearing them
- Bring: Swimsuit for child, towels, goggles are encouraged, NO large flotation devices (floaties included) will be allowed - only coast guard certified life-vests are permitted. Please remember water and sunscreen!
- Check in time is 15 minutes before your Swim Session. You/your child must wear your session wristbands while in pool area. You must vacate the pool area 15 minutes after your session has wrapped, to make way for the next Swim Session participants. Our helpful staff will be monitoring sessions/wristbands closely; please help us make this a fun and fair event for all children!
- Bathrooms to change are on site, as well as food vendors
- No glass whatsoever, glitter, or oil based lubricants will be allowed in the pool area
- Most Children's Swim Session are for children 4-11 years old.
Mermaid Jillian is known as The Traveling Mermaid. She loves to flip her fins through the water-ways to the most wonderful events, filled with music and magical humans! She loves her hula hoops and bubbles; and pretty much anything fin-tastic and circular! She's heard that The California Mermaid Convention will be the most mystical event of the summer and she can't wait to join her brand new friends for a day of dancing, laughing, and magical moments!
Tickets for Mermaid Jillian and Mermaid Nymphia's Swim Session Available Soon
As a trans woman & conservation ambassador for Save the Nautilus, Nymphia serves to teach and inspire a new generation of children of the sea as well as inspire those around her that anyone no matter who they are can make a difference to better our world.
Born of the Mediterranean Sea and transformed by the sea god Oceanus, Nymphia is a gentle, young nereid who is tasked with harnessing and protecting the mystical healing power of the sea. She has a fondness for playing alongside human children and telling them stories and songs about the wonders and lore of the sea.
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Join The Valkyrie Mermaid for her second voyage to The California Mermaid Convention. Learn to grow your scales and swim alongside Valhalla’s finest when signing up for this unique mermaid training class fit for Odin’s finest warriors. Prepare for interactive swimming, games and treasures a plenty!
The Valkyrie Mermaid began her voyage as a Professional Mermaid in 2014 and has trained alongside many of our industry’s finest. You may have seen her grace the DiveBar tank during a featured swim for the Mermaid for a Night competition, or at her grotto when visiting your local Renaissance Faire. Last year she was invited to participate in the Convention’s Diversity Panel as representation for curvy/plus size mermaids.
Tickets for Mermaid Lexi's Class Available Soon
Native to the cool waters of the North Pacific, Mermaid Moongazer is a traveler at heart. Usung the stars to guide her across the oceans, she recently migrated to California's warmer coast.
She loves the night sky and anything that reminds her of the moon and stars - especially things that sparkle or are a shade of blue. She is an avid collector of small glittery trinkets, sea shells, and beautiful stones, all of which she keeps in a treasure box in her oceanic home.
Friendly as they come, Moongazer is always looking to meet new people and share her stories with those she meets.
Tickets for Mermaid Moongazer's Session Available Soon
Born and raised in San Diego waters, Koralia has let her natural curiosity guide her travels. She enjoys most of her time in the local marine sanctuary; diving through kelp beds, swimming with her pod, and surprising a few humans along the way. She loves interacting with those of all ages and learning the odd ways of human life.
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Mermaid Persephone was born to a Viking Warrior and an Irish Merrow during a violent storm. She was lost at sea and spent her young years wandering, trying to find her folk. One day she happened upon a Giant Squid and he pulled her to the Undersea, the darkest and deepest part of the ocean. There she became Queen of the Undersea. The Giant Squid's little squidlets helped her search out for rumors of other mermaids and she chased the rumors to meet all the different kinds of mermaids the seas held: sirens and merrows and selkies and more!
Thus she travels the oceans meeting new merfolk and lanfdolk and learning all of their quirks. There is nothing she loves as much as getting to learn something new.
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Mermaid Farasha of Las Vegas began her career in 2011 as one of the desert’s 1st freelance mermaids. She is the resident siren of Pirate Fest, Las Vegas, Mermaid School creator & instructor at the Westgate Resort, and made a splash as a featured Mermaid Entertainer at Cowabunga Bay Waterpark’s Kids Corner.
Mermaid Farasha's passion is to inspire imagination, kindness and self esteem for children and the young at heart, through the magical craft of Mermaiding.
Tickets for Mermaid Farasha's Swim Session Available Soon
Mermaid Kairi was born among the colorful coral reefs & underwater volcanoes of the Atlantic Ocean. She loves traveling ashore to learn about the mysterious ways of land people. She is very excited to swim, play fun games and share treasures from her ocean home with all the human guppies she meets! Her wish is to unite the land & sea through her stories and teach some phrases from the language of her people
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The Mermaid Atlantis lives in the cold waters of Sand Francisco. Her sand castle is located at the bottom of the bay right in between the Gate made of Gold, and that Island made entirely of Treasure.
Atlantis loves to borrow Land Legs to visit humans, fairies, and mystical friends of all sorts. She has been lucky enough to be invited to perform for tiny humans across the world! She has swam all the way down to South America, and then all the way up to Canada. One of her very favorite things to do is to make kids laugh.
Tickets for The Mermaid Atlantis' Session Available Soon. The Mermaid Atlantis's Session features a special Magic Show Performance
Mermaid Kassandra is a desert mermaid from Arizona! She is scuba certified, and the author and model of her self-produced book, "A Mermaid Tail". She has been featured on the cover of two local magazines and won "Honorable Mention" for her float at a Christmas light parade! Her favorite thing is spending time with her colorful parrot companion! She loves making dreams come true and is thrilled to meet you!
Tickets for Mermaid Kassandra's Session Available Soon. Mermaid Kassandra's Session Features a special Storytime Performance
Mermaid Angela has been performing as a mermaid all over the state of California since 2014, and now she's found a home with Mermaid and Mom, and the Dive Bar mermaids in Sacramento. Angela loves to sing, listens to all kinds of music, and adores classical ballet.
What's most important to her when swimming with guppies is water safety. She was a swim team coach and a lifeguard for 6 years. She knows that the best kind of pool party is a safe one... and of course one where everyone can learn to flip their fins like a real mermaid!
Tickets to Mermaid Aria's Class Available Soon
When Mermaid Rachel suggested the idea of a Kids Swim, specifically to appeal to young mermen, Merman Jax dove at the idea! It can definitely be intimidating when the boys are surrounded by mermaids, grown and young. He is so happy to be a part a fun swim experience where little mermen can feel confident and relaxed with a grown merman by their side. He wants each child to feel unique, represented and included while having a great time. After all, King Triton is definitely someone to look up to!
Merman Jax grew up in the cool waters of the San Francisco Bay, swimming among the kelp, seals and sharks. His father is an Irish Merrow & his mother a Filipino Sirena, so he loved the human diversity of the city. He was always so curious about humans as a merboy and is now so happy he now can spend time with them! He grew up hearing the legends of the Kings and Gods of the sea and loves teaching about the mythology of the oceans.
Maui hails from the mystical waters of New Zealand. He enjoys singing and playing his ukulele, which he uses to serenade his human friends and fellow mermaids. He’s excited to meet and swim with the little guppies here the California Mermaid Convention.
Tickets for the Merman Pool Party Available Soon
Mezzie is a tropical mermaid who loves to explore and travel. She has met many humans on her adventures and even learned music from them! She now spends most of her time singing and swimming for tiny humans in the aquarium tank that she lives in. Join her for an Ukulele Sing-along during her Pool Party Session!
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