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Published on January 8, 2018 4:37PM

Mermaid Calypso with some satisfied customers

Mermaid Calypso with some satisfied customers

LoRee LaFon and Gail Kimberling of the community center know what’s SUP

LoRee LaFon and Gail Kimberling of the community center know what’s SUP


A pair of new aquatic activities at the Lincoln City Community Center are offering the chance to enjoy the pool from the surface to the bottom — with sequins optional.

In a bi-monthly class called Mermaid Academy, Mermaid Calypso will help students master the art of becoming a mermaid or merman. Calypso will teach the graceful dolphin kick along with underwater tricks and stunts, including some of the techniques used by the famous Weeki Wachee mermaids of Florida. The class is a unique way to promote fitness and confidence in the water, with a focus on fun, teamwork and positive encouragement. Mermaid Academy is offered from 7 to 8 pm every other Thursday — Jan. 11 and 25; Feb. 8 and 22; and March 8 and 22. The cost is $25 per student per session, and pre-registration is requested.

And from 8:30 to 10:30 am every Saturday, aquatic enthusiasts are invited to bring in their kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, SCUBA gear and more for fun and practice in the main pool. All equipment must be cleaned before and after use in the pool. The cost is $8 per person per session, with no pre-registration required.

The Lincoln City Community Center is located at 2150 NE Oar Place.

For more information about either program, call 541-994-2131 or go to www.lincolncity.org.



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