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Do you want to be a beautiful mermaid and want to learn how to swim gracefully with mermaid tails? Mermaid tails if chosen correctly can bring a lot of fun to your swimming experience. Within a couple of years, mermaid swimming has become increasingly popular among dreamers and kids alike. However, something that most of the people don’t consider is things to consider while buying and swimming with mermaid tails.

In this guide, we will let you learn some of the most important aspects of buying and swimming with mermaid tails that you must consider. It is because both of these things are going to play a pivotal role to ensure your safety. So, here we go:

Things To Consider While Buying A Mermaid Tail  

Having a beautiful and glorious mermaid tail can let you glide through the water. However, to make the most out of this amazing experience, you must invest in the right mermaid tail. To help you in this regard, here we have enlisted some of the most important aspects to consider while buying a mermaid tail:


Before everything else, the quality of the mermaid tail is the most important thing to consider before investing in it. It is because quality is going to impact both the functionality and look of your product. For example, if you invest in a mermaid tail that is poorly made then it means you aren’t safe while swimming with that.

The best thing you can do is to research how different mermaid tails are made. Consider buying from companies that are following good quality standards. This way, you will be able to get the best mermaid tails with ease.


Mermaid tails are made from different materials. Make sure to buy the best mermaid tails made of materials that are safe for the skin. It should be durable, stretchable, and reliable as well. By this, you will not only be able to have a realistic-looking mermaid tail but also enjoy the best mermaid swimming experience as well.

Style and Color Options

Whenever you think of a mermaid tail, you always imagine a bright-colored, beautiful tail. However, when it is about buying a mermaid, there are plenty of colors and designs you can find. So, always make sure to keep the style of the recipient in your mind rather than choosing any first option you see. You can easily find beautiful mermaid tails with koi prints and beautiful rainbow colors to choose from. So, invest in the best one which you feel will suit the recipient’s style the most.


Price is also an important aspect to consider while buying mermaid tails. You can easily find premium-made mermaid tails at a reasonable price. Most amazingly, some of the mermaid tails also come up with add-ons, and this way you will be able to save more.

Designer / Mermaid Tail Source

When you are searching for a mermaid tail, it is critical to know the size of the person you want to buy it for. Also, ensure that the mermaid tail you are choosing is made of stretchy material. However, if you are in doubt, then it would be better to go with a larger size.

You can also take advantage of buying from the seller offering a 30-day return policy. By this, you can have fun choosing without any worry.

Reputation Of Where Your Buying

Always make sure to buy mermaid tails from reputable sources. Don’t forget to search reviews of the existing customers before investing anywhere.

Considering all the above-mentioned things will help you to make a better choice.

A Guide To Swimming With A Mermaid Tail

Now you have gotten your reliable and beautiful mermaid tail, this is time to learn how to swim with a mermaid tail in the best possible way. Here are some of the most important tips to swim with a mermaid tail you must know:

Swim With Someone

It is always recommended to swim with someone, particularly when you aren’t trained properly to swim with. Always swim when someone is with you or watching you while swimming. It is because you will be able to get immediate help if something happens.

Practice Putting Your face Underwater

While mermaid swimming, putting your face underwater is pretty daunting, especially for beginners. However, it is one of the most important things you need to practice if you want to swim gracefully like a mermaid.

For this, it is highly recommended to practice breathing exercises. Practice this at home with a tub of water. When you start feeling comfortable with this, then you can go ahead with your mermaid swimming practice.

Learn Different Mermaid Swimming Techniques

When it comes to swimming with a mermaid tail, there are different swimming techniques you need to learn. There are multiple mermaid swimming techniques including front float, back float, rollover, and various others. Make sure to practice as much as you can. These will help you to become a confident mermaid swimmer.

Body flexibility is also an important part of mermaid swimming.

Important Note: When you learn mermaid swimming, you have to work more on your core. This is important for comfortable floating and moving around underwater.

Use tail when you are a strong swimmer

Avoid using a mermaid tail only when you are a strong swimmer. If you don’t know anything about swimming before, then it is always better to use a flotation device or a life vest.

Even more, if you aren’t used to swimming in a certain area without a mermaid tail, it is also better to avoid swimming in that area with a mermaid tail as well. To make the most out of your mermaid swimming experience, make sure to know the area where you want to swim properly.

Practice mermaid swimming while considering all these tips in mind. This will help you to enjoy an amazing and more efficient swimming experience with a mermaid tail.

DYK You Can Take Mermaid Swim Classes In Tinley?

The Tinley Park Park District has been offering a Mermaid & Merman Swim Clinic since the Winter/Spring 2019 season. They had an experimental swim class for parents first, and then expanded it to older kids later that summer—the park district began promoting that program heavily at Discover Tinley that year on April 6, 2019. As a lifelong mermaid fan, and having just had a baby the year prior (2018), when I saw the mermaid at the park district’s booth letting people know about the mermaid swim clinic, I was thrilled—perfect timing in every way.

Keep an eye out, because there were clinics this past Winter/Spring 2021 season, so if everything goes well with the vaccine and the pandemic lifts, the clinic might return.

Here’s what to expect (from the Winter/Spring booklet 2021):

“Turn two feet into one tail at Mermaid University! This class will teach you how to swim like a real Mermaid! Children learn to float, twirl, spin and swim safely wearing their tail. Our goal is to educate parents and children on tail safety.

Class is 1 hour of instruction and 1 hour of exploration. An adult can swim with their child free, and we highly encourage parent/guardian participation. Swimmers must be comfortable under water and able to swim without assistance (Level 3). Tails are required – let us order one for you! If you have already taken a previous class and want to take your tail for a spin, come join us for the last hour of any session for $5. Requirements: Float on front and back for 30 seconds, tread water for 1 minute, swim 15 yards
Location: Tinley Fitness
Fee with tail: $62 R / $70 NR
Fee without tail: $25 R / $33 NR
*Fee for last hour of open swim: $5


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