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Mermaid Ambassador Tips: Tail Swimming in Winter


As much as we would love for summer to last all year, most merfolks experience other seasons too. Tail swimming in winter can be especially tough. We talked to our Fin Fun Mermaid Ambassadors, and these are their tips for mermaiding during the winter months!

Choose a Warm Location

Mermaid Hen sitting on a rock and wearing the Fin Fun Silver Lightning Limited Edition tail.
Check out Hen’s Instagram account.

Mermaids Hen and Kylie suggest swimming in heated pools to stay warm when donning your swimmable mermaid tail. This way, you can still get your fins wet without freezing your tail off! Hypothermia is no joke, and merfolks should evaluate the safety of every body of water before diving in. (Be sure to follow these safety tips too!)

Mermaid Kylie posing by a fountain while wearing the Pacific Pearl Altantis mermaid tail.
Check out Mermaid Kylie’s Instagram account.

Wear a Winter Swimsuit

Mermaid Shiina’s got the right idea suggesting a warm swimsuit when tail swimming in the wintertime. She made her own, but you can also buy ones that work the same way. For optimal warmth while mermaiding, we suggest a wetsuit made with neoprene.

If you’re just looking for extra layers, Fin Fun’s mermaid leggings are good for activities on land and at sea!

Check out Mermaid Shiina’s Instagram account.

Never Swim Alone

Fin Fun’s number one priority is always safety, whether you’re tail swimming in the summer or the winter. So before you put on your mermaid tail for swimming, make sure you have a trusted friend or guardian with you. They will look out for you and help you in case of an emergency.

We also suggest that you know these six mermaid swimming skills before diving into the water.

If You Can’t Swim

Mermaid Spirit poses in the snow while wearing an orange and yellow mermaid tail.

Check out Mermaid Spirit’s Instagram account.

Even though Mermaids Faith and Spirit don’t get to go swimming much when it’s cold, they suggest donning tails for a winter-themed mermaid photoshoot! If you need tips, here’s how to prepare for taking pictures in your tail. 

Jamie also likes working on mermaid accessories, making TikToks, and lounging in her leggings! If you could make your own mermaid tops and accessories, what would your inspiration be?

Check out Mermaid Faith’s Instagram account.

Check out Jamie’s Instagram account.

Tail Swimming Is for All Seasons

Whether you’re mermaiding in winter or finding other ways to show your scales (we suggest wearing Fin Fun apparel and trying mermaid hot chocolate), tail swimming is fun any time of the year! Just make sure you prepare for the weather and follow safety guidelines.

What’s your favorite winter activity? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Posted by Averi on February 8, 2021 at 9:28 am

    im so glad you care about winter safety. people are lucky to have a indoor pool nearby because if not no mermaid tail

    • Posted by Fin Fun on February 8, 2021 at 5:59 pm

      Oh for sure! Not everyone has access to a pool this time of year (especially with the ongoing pandemic), but you can still be a mermaid without a pool! 🙂

      • Posted by Averi on February 9, 2021 at 12:08 pm

        that’s great even with winter i really wish i had one of your tails! they look so amazing!

  • Posted by mermaid lover on February 9, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    i love how you care about the winter cause i have had tons of ice and i mean a lot of it and i can not go swimming cuase of the cold and the pandemic so i take a nice warm bath and i did one today i was spinning around and well i fell in the water and got water up my nose i thought it was very funny love you fin fun

    • Posted by Averi on February 10, 2021 at 8:32 am

      I love your tails so much! The cool destine how it looks realistic and you modafin looks so affective. i wish i had one.

      • Posted by mermaid lover on February 11, 2021 at 11:39 am

        i have a tail it is berry splash so pretty got it for Christmas you should chose it to it is very pretty.

    • Posted by Fin Fun on February 10, 2021 at 7:12 pm

      We care about our mers and the weather they experience throughout the year! Be safe around water no matter where you are, including the tub!

      • Posted by mermaid lover on February 11, 2021 at 11:38 am

        we are also meant to possibly get 14 inches of snow to i live in Missouri and yes be safe around the water.