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Mermaid University — 5 Reasons Why You Should Enroll

Did you know you can swim like a real mermaid through Fin Fun’s Mermaid University (Mermaid U) program?  Fin Fun wants all aspiring mermaids and mermen to live their dreams. That’s why we’ve developed a swimming program for mermaids in training just like YOU!   Mermaid U provides pool facilities with outlined lessons and work-out programs for swim classes around the world. Here are just a few benefits of joining a Mermaid U course: 1. Learn how to swim like a Read More >>

October 3, 2019

Want to be a Mermaid? Know These 6 Swimming Skills First

Mermaiding is a great way to keep kids active and in shape. But before they flip their fins too far, it’s important that each swimmer is at an appropriate swimming level. This will ensure the swimmers safety and help them reach full potential as a mermaid! Here are 6 skills to test with your child to establish a strong foundation for their mermaiding experience: 1. Back float Knowing how to back float is an essential technique for your “little mermaid” Read More >>

October 1, 2019

The Story Behind Anna’s Tail

On September 22, Anna Haskell completed a 12-hour mermaid swim in West Sussex, England. The event doubled as a new world record and a fundraiser for two Sussex-based charities—Arundel and Download Community Leisure Trust (ACT) and the Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice organization. The fundraiser proved successful as Anna raised £1,100, just £100 short of her goal! During the swim, 32 mermaids and mermen joined Anna in the pool and together they swam a total of 92 km (57.1 miles)—30km Read More >>

September 24, 2019

Anna’s World Record Attempt for Charity

In 2018, Anna Haskell began a one-of-a-kind mermaiding experience in Sussex, England. With the help of Fin Fun’s Mermaid University resources and her own creativity and experience, Anna has helped dreams come true for dozens of swimmers in a magical way as they swim in front of a beautiful Arundel Castle backdrop. This year, however, Anna has decided to take on a new challenge: swim for 12 consecutive hours in a mermaid tail. A world record attempt for charity While Read More >>

September 17, 2019

Go from VSCO Girl to VSCO Mermaid Now!

Oh, the VSCO girl trend. You’ve likely seen it on Instagram, Tik Tok, and other social media platforms—even if you’ve been hiding in your mermaid cove all summer. But if you really have no clue what we’re talking about, don’t fret! Read on to learn how to recognize the unmistakable signs of a VSCO girl and how you can take her trendy look to the next level with mermaid style. Defining the VSCO Girl If you’re truly wondering what VSCO Read More >>

September 12, 2019

Top 5 Beautiful Water Destinations in the World

Introduction Close your eyes and picture your dream vacation. Imagine having all the time in the world doing what you most enjoy. Where would you go? Planet Earth has many beautiful destinations that make it an amazing and unique place to live. Some of the most beautiful places happen to be water landmarks. We will share with you the top five destinations you need to visit on your next trip! 1. Moraine Lake, Canada If you have never been to Read More >>

July 30, 2019

5 Reasons to Wear Sea Glass

From A Mermaid’s Perspective Hello! Molly the mermaid here and I wanted to talk with you about sea glass jewelry.  Us mermaids are the bridge between the human world and the ocean. We protect and preserve aquatic life to make sure the land and sea are at peace with each other.  For centuries, the ocean has been supplying humans with beautiful jewelry made out of pearls, coral, and shells. This has been hard on our ecosystem and we want to Read More >>

July 20, 2019

An Inside Look At Mermaid U Classes

Fin Fun wants all aspiring mermaids to have the opportunity to flip their fins. That’s why we’ve created the Mermaid University program. Mermaid U courses are a great way for mermaids and mermen of all ages to stay active, get fit, and have fun! Let’s take an inside look at what these four different mermaid classes are all about: Mermaiding 101 This course teaches the basics of mermaid swimming. Students learn how to properly care for and use their monofins Read More >>

July 17, 2019

8 Reasons Being A Mermaid Makes You A Better Human

All around the world, more people are connecting over their love for mermaids. Since the recent invention of silicone and fabric mermaid tails, people are declaring their love and coming “out of the closet” to transform themselves into magical half fish, half human creatures of the sea. Before you start judging, there are a lot of benefits to joining the mermaid community. You can actually become a better human being by pretending to be a fish.   1. Ambassadors of Read More >>

May 30, 2019

Upcoming Mermaid Conventions Around the USA

It’s nice to know you are not alone as a mermaid. People all over the country are buying tails and getting together for a fun swim. If you are looking to meet some new “mers” you might consider going to a mermaid convention close by! Below is a list of mermaid conventions and events happening around the country this summer that you can sign up for! Mermaid Megafest South Haven, Michigan – June 15th -16th For those northern mermaids, it’s Read More >>

May 22, 2019

5 Ways to Upcycle your Mermaid Tail

Have you been mermaiding so much that you’ve quite literally worn out your mermaid tail? Maybe you’ve chosen a new tail skin or outgrown your first fabric mermaid tail? Whatever the case may be, we understand that you’d much rather repurpose your tail than toss it in the trash! No need for that. With these 5 fun ways to upcycle your tail, you’ll be able to let your tail live on for years—or even decades to come! Heart Patch Tutorial Read More >>

May 10, 2019

Who’s Making Waves at Fin Fun?

Maybe you’ve been following Fin Fun’s latest posts on Facebook and Twitter, maybe not. What’s important is that if you missed our big announcement, you better brace yourself for this tidal wave of excitement! The rumors are true! None other than SETH AARON HENDERSON has joined Fin Fun as Lead Designer! “Not only does he bring years of experience in the fashion industry, he brings a fresh perspective to Fin Fun’s growing apparel business,” said Steve Browning, President and CFO Read More >>

April 8, 2019

What to Expect at a Mermaid Meetup

Mermaiding is becoming popular all over the world! With more and more classes being taught throughout the USA, there is a good chance other mermaids live close by you, and you don’t even know it! Some mermaids are doing Meetups at local pools, springs, or beaches where they swim together. If you are nervous about going, here are a few things to know before you go. There Will Be New Mermaids, Just Like You! There is a good chance someone, Read More >>

April 2, 2019

Part of Your World Book Review

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Ariel never defeated Ursula? Disney Books has recently come out with the book “Part Of Your World” from the series “A Twisted Tale,” where classic Disney stories are written with an unexpected twist. In this book we experience what would have happened if Ariel never defeated Ursula in “The Little Mermaid.” This book features Ariel’s friendship with Flounder, her trusty sidekick, and Sebastian who still stresses out over everything. A Read More >>

March 29, 2019

5 Tips to Prepare for a Mermaid Photo Shoot

In addition to swimming, mermaids love to do photo shoots on the beach, underwater, or by the side of the pool! Whether it’s with your iPhone, or a fancy camera, here are some tips to remember. 1. Practice with Your Mermaid Tail If you have never worn a mermaid tail before, practice trying it on and swimming with it (make sure you are not by yourself if this is your first time). Once you put it on, it’s very hard Read More >>

March 25, 2019

10 Wedding-Worthy Beach Cakes: Our Favorites

Have you ever wished for a wedding cake straight from the beach scene? Whether you plan to go all-out in 2019 or just incorporate a select few items of coastal flair, we think you’ll flip for these under-the-sea sweets with nautical touches shore to bring every sea siren’s vision to life! Nine tiers for nine years of love! This towering confection that signifies the happy couple’s lengthy courtship had us hooked from the get-go, especially those fondant ombre waves that Read More >>

February 27, 2019

Up Your Game with Mermaid Body Art!

If you’re planning a mermaid celebration in 2019 or just want to look “extra” at the beach, take it one step further with face painting, body art, or temporary tattoos! We’ve found a few inspirational ideas that you could pass along to the artist or even attempt yourself! Face Painting We love how magical this eye-focused makeover looks! Featuring bold colors, faux gems, and shimmery paints, this vivid color palette is an absolute showstopper and coordinates with our Fiji Fantasy Read More >>

February 7, 2019

6 Ways to Protect the Ocean While on Vacation

Mermaids are known as the protectors of the sea and have a responsibility as ocean ambassadors to help the environment. There are many ways we can do this at home, but as we travel to our favorite beaches on vacation, it is even more important to respect our surroundings. Here are six ways you can help protect our oceans while on your next vacation. 1. Look For The Bins Most public areas have trash bins to throw away your garbage. Read More >>

January 21, 2019

Keep Your Fins Warm with Mermaid Hot Chocolate!

Once the cold weather casts its icy spell on the waters in which you swim, there’s nothing better than a cup of hot chocolate! But not just any old hot chocolate will do. Fin up for #HotCocoaDay on Dec. 13 in all the right ways. Mix up a comforting cup of cocoa made just for mermaids, then really jazz it up with mermaid-themed mugs and accessories! Here are some ideas to get you started. Mermaid Hot Chocolate Recipes Check out Read More >>

December 12, 2018

Fin Fun’s Favorite Ocean & Mermaid-Themed Tree Ornaments

Keep the coastal vibes flowing throughout the holiday season with Christmas tree ornaments “shore” to show off your mermaid style to every house guest who enters your grotto! We’re loving the abundance of ocean and mermaid-themed ornaments that have washed up at some of our favorite retailers. Here’s our pick of this season’s merriest ornaments that would be the perfect addition to any holiday tree. Sequin Mermaid Girls Ornaments from Target Who can resist the wild mermaid hair and feisty Read More >>

December 3, 2018