Private Lesson Information

Building Courage, Strength, and Resiliency

TC Mermaid LLC is an independent swim program specializing in customizing lessons based on individual needs


  • Option 1: During the winter we utilize the pool at the Grand Stay Hotel (1614 US 31) in Traverse City.
  • Option 2: In the summer months (roughly June through the end of August) we are unique in that WE can come to YOU! All team members are independently insured for any pool within the state of Michigan.
  • Option 3: If you do not have a pool, TC Mermaid now has our very own (noted on this site as TCM Pool) ! It is located at 8833 North Long Lake Road. Please note that this is a private location and is not open to the general public. Swimmers are only allowed during lesson time. 


  • Winter: Labor Day through Memorial Day
  • Summer: Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Lessons are traditionally once per week, but may be scheduled more often if there is a high need based on the swimmer. 


  • ANYONE!! There is neither an age minimum nor an age maximum for private swim lessons. Our team believes in getting people in the water, no matter what!

Siblings swimming together: 

  • Some siblings create a true dynamic duo and push each other to improve their skills. Others however, need to be separated. We customize our lessons to your kids’ needs as best as we can. For siblings aged 5 and younger, we can split the lesson into 15 minutes and 15, 10/20, or whatever works best for their age and developmental ability. For kids aged 6 or over (roughly), we tend to suggest the full 30 minutes for each swimmer. Your instructor will be your best tool in determining this. Talk with them and they will work with you to come up with the best plan.

Which Instructor is right for me?

  • This is hard, because we all want to swim with every one of you! Sometimes decisions are based on time, sometimes it’s on expertise, and other times it’s by request.
  • If you think you’d like to swim with one of TC Mermaid team members, give Mrs. Whitney a call and she will help get things set up.

Baby Class (a.k.a. Little Squirts)

  • This class is designed as an introductory class for parents/guardians and their children. Parents are in the water with their child. Children MUST wear a swim diaper until potty trained.

  • Skills focus: Getting in the water, bubbles, kicking, front tow, back tow, side hold, going under water, climbing out, jumping, front float, back float. Parents will also learn how to swim with and  rescue their child in deep water.

What if I have a vacation planned during lessons?

  • Vacations and family time are very important! Once you are signed up for a time with an instructor, you can communicate directly with them regarding any time you may miss. You are not charged for your lesson while you are gone, given that you let your instructor know ahead of time. Your spot will be waiting for you when you come back. So enjoy that vacation and come back happy!


  • Option 1: Cash or check (preferred)
  • Option 2: Venmo (TCMermaid231)
  • Option 3: Credit Card (an additional processing fee will be accessed)
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