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7/14/2020 Update:

Dear TC Mermaid community;

It is with great sadness that I am canceling swim lessons for the rest of summer 2020 for all instructors.
    In the beginning of the pandemic, there was a noticeable “bubble” around Grand Traverse County and northern Michigan. People seemed to be staying indoors and staying healthy. Numbers were low. Now that bubble seems to be collapsing. Numbers are increasing at an alarming rate, and the possibility of contact with the virus is growing ever higher.
  While I whole heartedly believe that swim lessons are essential, the risk of infection is now becoming too high. I am not looking to place blame on increased infection rates. I am focused on creating a positive future.
     If you have lessons that are prepaid, please contact me via email and refunds will be issued. In the meantime, educate yourselves about the dangers of open water. Wear your life jacket. Appoint a competent adult to be in charge of watching the water. And keep your eyes on our social media and website for potential programming in the winter once this all passes.
Whitney Miller
Owner, TC Mermaid LLC
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Mermaid Whitney in her element, even in March!

Cost: $25 per 30 minute lesson




Meet Miss Kat! Kat worked at the Y for 2 years as a lifeguard and swim instructor, as well as 2 years at Great Wolf Lodge. She also previously held an American Red Cross WSI certification.  Throughout her time at the Y, she pushed herself to learn the more complicated strokes such as butterfly, and was eager to learn more. She continued to expand her repertoire while working at Munson, which is why she is going to be such an asset to TC Mermaid. She never stops learning and LOVES to teach!

Miss Kat excels in teaching side stroke, backstroke, and breaststroke with kids aged 6 years to adult. Send an email ( to schedule soon!

Cost: $15/lesson

Meet Miss Carissa!

Miss Carissa worked at the Y as a swim instructor for 2 years, and simultaneously as a lifeguard for 3 years. She first learned true stroke techniques from Miss Whitney when she started at the Y, so she has a great foundation! She pushed herself to learn breaststroke kick, butterfly, and flip turns and loved to work on her deep water skills. Miss Carissa excels in teaching children ages 4-10 of any skill level.

Send an email ( to schedule soon!

Cost: $15/lesson

Meet Miss Elizabeth! Also known as Ms. Liz, she is most at home in the water, which is why she is excited to join the TC Mermaid Team! She started teaching swim lessons 18 years ago and loves to help both kids and adults get more comfortable in the water. She has experience with stroke clinics, triathlete training, safety around water, special needs, and is also a certified swim instructor trainer. Ms. Liz will happily help anyone love the water as much as she does! 

Send an email ( to schedule soon!

Cost: $20/lesson

Newest to TC Mermaid: Miss Erin!

Miss Erin has been working at the Y for 2 years as a lifeguard and swim instructor, and also works at the Country Club in the summer as a lifeguard. She excels at teaching the “littles” (5 and under) but can teach any age, and is an absolute blast in the water! 

Send an email ( to schedule soon!

Cost: $15/lesson

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