“I Love a Great Tail (Conspiracy!)” – NAN-NO-SHI Did NOT Just Say That!
RUSSIAN SWIMMER/HOAXER WORKS AS TEACHER/INSTRUCTOR PRIMARILY WITH CHILDREN
Alright, I have a huge issue with this company. They started showing up on my Facebook feed because of all my fellow New York mermaids and something about them felt off. The woman running the school, Elena, posted a link to part of their website about becoming a certified mermaid instructor on our meetup event and I took the opportunity to ask a few questions.
I said something along the lines of “I’m curious about your credentials. There’s not much information on your site about your qualifications. How are you qualified? How are you able to certifiy others? You’re advertising with a picture of Mermaid Kariel; are you associated with her?” It must have struck a nerve because when I went to check for a reply, the entire post was gone. Mad sketchy if you ask me. So my mertender and I did some digging. These mermaid swim schools are tied to World of Swimming, a nonprofit out of Michigan. But we checked the IRS website to see if they had an EIN or a 501c listed anywhere, like a nonprofit organization would. There was nothing. Even their website is lacking in information about the nonprofit; no “about us”, no mission satement…