The Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy ( PMSA) was launched in Boracay (November 2012), Manila ( May 2013), Cebu ( October 2013), Batangas ( May 2015 ).
The Founders are: Normeth Preglo, Anamie Saenz, Franziska Limmer
PMSA is the brainchild of Normeth, she used to own a dive shop and is a licensed diving instructor to being one of the first to open Kite boarding school in Boracay ( Hangin Kite School ). Her natural fascination for mermaids led her to yet another quest to search for a Halloween costume, in doing so she discovered an online mermaid community and the idea was formed. She then shared her inspired concept of creating a mermaid activity with a teaching concept.
She first shared the idea with long time friend Anamie, who is a New York Certified Make up artist and former co-founder of Groupon Philippines, who saw the business potential with her idea. It is after all every girls dream to be a mermaid and the mass appeal of this concept was hard to ignore. Together with common friend Franziska Limmer, who is also kite boarding instructor and licensed scuba diver PMSA was born.
With this concept we are able to widen the reach and accessibility of “mermaiding” to everyone, regardless of age, gender and race, as we create a safe and fun atmosphere supervised by our trained and certified instructors.