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How The Tails Work

Our completed mermaid look is comprised of two parts: the mermaid tail and the monofin. The mermaid tail is made out of swimwear fabric and comes in a range of designs and sizes. It is designed to be worn over a monofin. 

Our lightweight monofin acts as a one big flipper or fin, giving structure to the end of the mermaid tail and providing more power to your kicks so that you can propel yourself more easily through the water. Made of a durable wetsuit material, the monofin is one-size-fits-all and has been used by customers of all ages, from young children to adults.

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mermaid tail

Watch the slow-motion video to see how the mermaid uses dolphin kick to swim easily through the water.

How to wear the mermaid tail and monofin

Put the fabric mermaid tail on feet first, as you would a skirt. Once the tail is pulled up comfortably over your waist, poke your feet through the open 'fin' end of the tail. Then put on the monofin, pushing your feet through the ankle holes. These can be a little tight for the first use as the material stretches, so you may need a parent’s help! Once your feet are inside the monofin, pull the edges of the ‘fin’ of the mermaid tail up and around the outside monofin until it is completely covered.

How to swim in the mermaid tail and monofin

The best way to swim in the mermaid tail and monofin is with the dolphin kick – the same one used in the ‘butterfly’ swimming stroke! This type of kick has the legs and feet remain together, with feet pointed, as the hips move back and forth to create an undulating motion with the lower half of the body.

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