Swimming in a mermaid tail is the dream of many young girls. To fulfill the childhood dream of becoming a real life mermaid is something most women would like to do. And even more and more boys and men enter the magical world of mermaids and mermen. The use of mermaid tails in the water can be much fun but there are some things to consider to guarantee the mermaid tail safety.
First of all it is important to know that mermaid tails aren’t swimming devices. Mermaid tails may only be used by people who are confident swimmers and don’t need any assistance in deep water. Additionally to that we recommend to be at least 8 years old, before using your mermaid tail in the water. Under aged mermaids and mermen should use the mermaid fins in the water only with a guardian of a minor or the legal representatives. For adult merfolks we highly suggest that every mermaid and mermen also uses the mermaid tails only with an experienced buddy or under supervision. Accidents can happen in the water, doesn’t matter if you wear a mermaid tail or not.
As much fun mermaiding is it is also exhausting. Mermaiding is a full body workout and a great training for you to keep fit. We suggest visiting some mermaid classes in a professional mermaid school to learn how to use your mermaid tail properly. Train your way up! Use your mermaid tail in shallow water first and when you are confident in there, work your way up until using it in deep or open water.
When you use your mermaid tail on land never stand up unless you have something to hold onto. With your legs tight together in the mermaid tail it is easy to lose the balance and fall. Standing on hard undergrounds can also damage your tail. Get close to the water before you get into your mermaid tail.
Choose a mermaid tail that is neutrally buoyant. If a mermaid tail pulls you underwater or floats up to the surface it can be complicated for you to swim relaxed and breathe. The Mermaid Kat mermaid tails are neutrally buoyant which means that they neither float nor sink. As we don’t use any neoprene or felt covers in our fabric mermaid tails the tail will not pull you up to the surface and make it hard for you to get your face out of the water to breathe.
If you want to purchase a silicone mermaid tail you should make sure that it includes a good monofin like described above. Apart from that make sure that it consists of a high quality Dragon Skin Silicone. This kind of silicone is also being used in the medicine and is very gentle to your skin. It won’t cause you any health problems and is no risk for the environment when you use it in open water. As silicone is neutrally buoyant, means it neither floats nor sinks, it is great to swim in underwater. Make sure that your silicone mermaid tail does not consist of any additional materials like neoprene. These are positively buoyant and will pull you up to the surface. To neutralize that you would have to wear weights which takes the joy of swimming in a silicone tail away. Make sure that the colors being used to make your silicone tail are non toxic so that you don’t get any health problems and don’t harm the environment.
We also recommend to join a professional mermaid school where you learn how to use your mermaid tail properly. If you are in Germany or Australia why don’t you join some mermaid classes in the Mermaid Kat Academy Germany or Mermaid Kat Academy Australia?