If you’re anything like me, you binge watched the Little Mermaid hundreds of times throughout your childhood, memorized every word to “Under The Sea”, and may or may not own a purple seashell bra in your 30’s. Well, I’m happy to report my dreams of becoming Ariel came true at the age of 33 thanks to Aqua Mermaid School at The Phoenician Resort. This summer The Phoenician is offering, yes you guessed it-Mermaid School! I was lucky enough to participate in the aquatic class before it opened to resort guests and all I can say is WOW what an experience. Mermaid class begins by picking the perfect mermaid name (obviously I chose Ariel) followed by slipping into a colorful spandex like tail provided. After I felt comfortable in the water and got used to the feeling of not having the freedom to kick my legs independently, my mermaid pro went through a series of swimming styles, mermaid tricks, and of course am impromptu mermaid photo shoot. Let me tell you, being a mermaid is hard work! My abs were so sore it’s no wonder the real Ariel had a six pack. The class takes place in the main pool at the Phoenician and I can’t think of a more beautiful setting to get your mermaid skills perfected. The Aqua Mermaid School is available to Phoenician resort guests only where they offer private or small group lessons and tail rentals. If you’re planning a staycation at the Phoenician this summer, make sure to reserve 60 minutes to shimmy into a tail, channel your inner Ariel and set a summer goal to become a mermaid and remember: Always be yourself, unless you can be a mermaid. Then always be a mermaid.