At Dream Blue, the safety of our customers is a priority. Our Mermaid Tails and Monofins are designed to be safe, light-weight and flexible in comparison to similar products on the market. Their one of a kind design is unique to Dream Blue and aims to deliver a fun, exciting and safe experience. It is recommended that those interested in these products read and carefully consider the following safety information. Although the information is based on our child users, we advise our adult customers to apply the appropriate safety practices relevant to themselves and their level of swimming ability.
Wearing our Mermaid Tails obviously restricts free movement of the legs. To effectively use our Monofin, the swimmer must perform ‘dolphin’ or ‘butterfly’-style kicking. This movement engages abdominal, lower back and leg muscles – so children or weaker swimmers may find this activity quickly tires them.
It is our opinion that swimmers aged 5 years old or younger are not fully capable of the necessary skill or strength, and should not use our Mermaid Tail and Monofin. For swimmers between 5 and 7 years old, considerable caution is advised. We emphasise all parents must use their best judgement to decide if their child is ready for one of our Mermaid Tails and Monofins.
Study has recommended that mermaid tail products are appropriate for children who are proficient at all of the following:
Swimming 50m freestyle
Floating on their front & back
Sculling on their back
The Mermaid Tails and Monofins are classified as aquatic toys – and as such, safety precautions are necessary. Children should be directly and actively supervised by a responsible adult at all times while around the water and wearing the product. Our products should only be used in controlled environments such as home swimming pools to minimise the risks posed by external elements such as waves or riptides found in open waters.
Have the child put on the tail near the pool, to minimise their walking in the tail - as it is hard to balance properly
Have an adult in the water with the child until they are confident. Have the child practice floating & moving into an upright position
Ensure the child understands how to take off the tail and have them demonstrate they can release their feet & move to a safe position - eg. the pool side
Look out for signs that the child may be tiring or struggling. Insist that the child takes regular rest periods from using the tail
Swimming and floatation aids such as kick boards and pool noodles are a great way to provide support for a child first using their Mermaid Tail until they build up their confidence!