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4 Fintastic Ways to Paint Mermaid Rocks

There are several reasons why everyone should paint mermaid rocks.  They make great decorations, inspire creativity, and initiate interaction within your community. Have you ever hid painted rocks around town? It’s fun to see who finds your rock and where they hide it next! If you want to feel like a mermaid without traveling, painting mermaid rocks will help bring the beach to your home. Supplies needed Mermaid rocks are easy to create, and you don’t need many supplies.  Of Read More >>

April 3, 2020

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Facility Should Offer Mermaid U

The Mermaid University Affiliate Program, also known as Mermaid U, allows facilities to help new merfolk expand their horizons. By offering classes and hosting events, there are 5 mermazing benefits of Mermaid U. Launch Innovative Classes and Events Most pool facilities offer swim classes and host events, but there’s so much more to explore. By offering Mermaid University classes, both youth and adults can learn to swim in a new way.  Swimming in a mermaid tail is a full-body workout, Read More >>

April 1, 2020

Mermaid Madness in Review: What You Missed

Did you participate in Fin Fun’s Mermaid Madness event this year? If you didn’t, here’s what you may have missed! What is Mermaid Madness? Here at Fin Fun, we started Mermaid Madness with you in mind. Our team gathered a variety of mermaid tails from the Sparkle, Mermaidens, Limited Edition, and Atlantis lines and pitted them against each other in 16 challenging matchups. Of those original 32 mermaid tails, we let YOU decide which tail won. How does it work? Read More >>

March 27, 2020

6 Creative Ways to Shell-ebrate International Mermaid Day

International Mermaid Day is on March 29th, so it’s time to start planning your shell-ebration! From throwing a mermaid-themed party to giving back to the environment, here are 6 creative ways to celebrate International Mermaid Day. Make Mermaid-Inspired Desserts Most will agree that you can’t have any sort of celebration without food! There are several different desserts you can make that will remind you of mermaids and the beach.  If mermaid cakes and cupcakes are your thing, decorate them with Read More >>

March 25, 2020

How to Draw a Mermaid with Your Favorite Fin Fun Mermaid Tail

Too cold to go for a swim with your pod? You can still dream of warmer days ahead! Follow one of these three tutorials and use your imagination to learn how to draw a mermaid.  The best news is that you can draw mermaids wearing any of the beautiful and colorful tails you see on the Fin Fun mermaid tail website. So grab a few sheets of paper and your colored pencils, markers, or watercolor paints, and design a mermaid Read More >>

March 21, 2020

Take Time to Unwind with 3 DIY Mermaid Bath Bomb Ideas

After a long day out swimming or hanging out with your pod, take time to unwind with a DIY mermaid bath bomb. This time, getting into the water isn’t the start of a workout. Instead, let your muscles relax and let go of the day’s stress and anxiety. Many DIY bath bomb recipes include materials you already have at home, so this is a great activity if you want to stay inside. Simple yet fun Do you want to turn Read More >>

March 19, 2020

Most Popular Mermaid Sightings In The Last 100 Years

It’s truly hard to ignore the role mermaids have played throughout history. They exist in legends and folklore in all parts of the world. There are documented mermaid sightings throughout history as well, with some as recent as the last 100 years! Here are the most popular documented sightings of mermaids that could have happened in your lifetime. 1943 Kei Islands Japanese soldiers stationed on the Kei Islands in Indonesia had multiple encounters with mermaids in 1943. The villagers called Read More >>

March 18, 2020

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Green Mermaid Tail

Top o’ the mer-morning! This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on Tuesday, March 17, and on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone’s a little bit Irish. Why Green on St. Patty’s Day? Have you ever wondered why people wear green on St. Patrick’s Day? According to legend, St. Patrick used the three lobes of a shamrock plant to explain Christianity to the Irish. Due to that and other stories, many people have linked the color green with Ireland.  Today, legend1 says wearing Read More >>

March 13, 2020

Tail Design Contest 2019 Winners

Fin Fun has some of the most creative and talented fans in the world—that’s why we wanted to get their ideas for a new 2020 tail! Throughout the month of November, Fin Fun hosted the first-ever, Tail Design contest. More than 400 unique and beautiful designs were submitted and 2,600 votes were placed.  Three winners received their custom design mermaid tail, and one of those winners received the title of #FinFunDesigner for the January 2020 Tail of the Month. Let’s Read More >>

January 15, 2020

Mermaid Tails of 2019

In 2019, Fin Fun launched 11 new mermaid tail designs! Do you remember the mermaid tails of 2019? Let’s dive in and take a closer look. Fiji Fantasy Ice Dragon Hawaiian Sun Blue Lagoon Saltwater Taffy Moon Dive Bronzed Ruby Neon Sea Hip Flip Sea Glass Dragonfly Making History with the Mermaid Tails of 2019 We’ve loved creating these vibrant and unique mermaid tails for our fans this year. Which Tail of the Month was your favorite? Tell us in Read More >>

January 8, 2020

Mermaid Tail Upcycle: Mermaid Shoes

Fin Fun Mermaid tails are my go-to for mermaid swimming and fun! They are easy to use and last a long time. I’m always devastated when my tails start to show wear, but I’ve found some ways to reuse and upcycle my tails. I’ve previously used the fabric to make headbands and a beach blanket, but my latest creation just might be my favorite—mermaid shoes! To make these shoes, I followed a tutorial I found on the blog, LoveMaegan. I Read More >>

November 6, 2019

How YouTuber Molly Burke Became Mermaid Sparkles

Molly Burke has always had a dream. A dream that some people said she would never achieve because she’s blind. All Molly wanted was to swim in a mermaid tail for even a moment. So Fin Fun and Mermaid Flower made that dream a reality with a mermaid class. Even the blind deserve to swim At the young age of four, Molly Burke’s life took a dark turn. She was diagnosed with a rare retinal disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa causing Read More >>

October 22, 2019

Mermaid Tails Inspired by Real Fish

While several Fin Fun tail designs are original, we’ve often looked at patterns found in nature to inspire some of our favorite Limited Edition tails! Let’s take a look at some mermaid tails inspired by real fish. Neon Sea / Parrotfish This saltwater fish engulfs the viewer in beautiful neon pinks, greens, and blues. The colors and patterns send a nod to the trending ‘80s and ‘90s styles, making it a perfect addition to our Limited Edition collection. Clownfish / Read More >>

October 17, 2019

Top 10 Costume Contest Submissions and Winner!

Fin Fun recently hosted a Creatures of the Sea Costume Contest, calling for creative submissions of splash-worthy costumes. Read on to see our top 10 staff picks and discover the winner who received our new Lunar Tide GLO tail! Black Light Sea Creature The gills, the glow paint, and the overall fusion of texture-heavy materials make this glowing guise simply unforgettable. Cassidy B. no doubt steals the party scene wherever she chooses to flaunt her fish persona!  Squid Friends When Read More >>

October 16, 2019

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 and knows basic swimming skills. This will ensure the swimmer’s safety and help them reach their full potential as a mermaid! Here are 6 swimming skills to test with your child to establish a strong foundation for their mermaiding experience: 1. Back float Knowing how to back float is 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