I think just about every little girl dreams of becoming some sort of magical character at least once in their lifetime. The beauty of the ocean and water makes it so appealing that maybe one day that little girl could be a mermaid. I know I sure would love to have a beautifully colored rainbow tail. To be able to swim into the deep water sounds magnificent. My daughter has a Barbie with a mermaid tail and there sparked her interest in becoming one herself. We can all become a mermaid with Fin Fun Mermaid Tails.
These swimmable mermaid tails with fins are classified as swim gear, but for some, are a dress up costume. They are really pretty, especially underwater, and actually motivate kids and adults to become better swimmers. This is because you have to be a competent swimmer to swim in them. Wearing the tails also allows for a terrific core body workout. There are many pool clubs and Ys around the country that give mermaid courses that help kids and adults get their mermaid on.
Fin Fun is safety conscious and they have gone to great lengths – pun intended – to make sure that the product is 100% safe when used properly. The mermaid tails are designed with open bottoms which allow 100% air flow and there is a quick-release monofin which is buoyancy neutral and can be inserted into the tail to form a flipper. This makes you swim faster. It’s easy to insert and remove with a simple tug and a kick. Here’s a link to Fin Fun’s safety video.
Become a Mermaid
Fin Fun sent us a beautiful pink colored mermaid tail for my daughter to try out. It really is so simple to put on by putting the monofin into the bottom part of the tail, slip your feet in the holes, and slide the tail up over your swimsuit. I really think my daughter has enjoyed wearing it more around the house then even in the pool. She will wear the mermaid tail while watching tv. It is so cute. But of course we had to test out how to become a mermaid in the water too.
We took her on one of the last pool days of the summer for her to get a feel of the tail and how to really swim with it on. We kept her more in the shallow end until she became comfortable and as you can see in the video she flopped that tail all over and splashed her friends. I do recommend close supervision until your child really masters the mermaid tail. And don’t think that these are just for kids, adult can become a mermaid too! Like the ones I met in NY!
This summer Fin Fun introduced the Limited Edition Fishtails Collection. The Mermaiden Tails start at $45 for toddlers, $50 for youth size and $60 adult size. The Limited Edition Tails start at $50 for toddlers, $65 for youth size and $75 for adult size. Accompanying monofins (required for swimming) are priced at $60 for the monofin jr and $65 for the monofin pro (pricing on tails and monfins depends on size and style). Buy at http://www.finfunmermaid.com/ and Amazon.com.