Meet Mermaid Stayce
Where are you from? Miami, Florida How long have you been a mermaid? 16 years What kind of experience or training did you have before
becoming a mermaid? All my training has been at the park. (Training includes SCUBA certification, first aid, CPR and several months of training under water.) Have you always loved the water? Growing up in Florida, I’ve always been around the water. What do you love about performing? I love swimming for the guests, especially the kids.
What’s great about being part of a mermaid team? We are all very close. Swimming together every day, and making sure we are all safe, brings us closer. We spend a lot of time together at work, and on our personal time.
What is your favorite part of the show? I don’t really have a favorite part. Just knowing we are performing for our audience is good enough for both me and my fellow mermaids.
How did you get interested in becoming a mermaid? I grew up hearing about the Weeki Wachee Mermaids. When I moved to the area, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. What are your plans once you are no longer part of the show? I really have no immediate plans. I’ll keep swimming as long as I can.
Mermaid Stayce says she especially loves swimming for the kids.