Mermaid University Affiliate Program

Mermaid swimming is revolutionizing the swim industry. Ride the wave of success with Fin Fun!

  • Increase revenue
  • Drive traffic to your pool
  • Safely manage mermaid swimming
  • Launch innovative classes & events
  • Easy and free to implement

Become a Fin Fun Mermaid University Affiliate and offer one or more easy-to-implement mermaid classes. Provide an opportunity for basic swimmers to advance their skills and advanced swimmers to truly experience swimming like a mermaid.

FREE Mermaid Swim Class instructional materials, posters, and more are available to classes that use Fin Fun Mermaid Tails!

For more information
Email us at: mermaidclasses@finfun.com
or call us:
(208)-881-0442 ext. 6

What is a Fin Fun swimmable mermaid tail?

A Fin Fun swimmable mermaid tail consists of two separate pieces: a neoprene monofin and a mermaid tail made from swimsuit material that goes over the legs and monofin. When in use, both feet are placed inside of the neoprene monofin. A plastic, fin-shaped insert beneath the feet inside the neoprene sleeve provides shape and propulsion. The mermaid tail is open at the bottom, but completely covers the monofin and extends over the legs and up past the waist for maximum style, comfort, and effect. The Fin Fun mermaid tail allows the swimmer to look and swim like a mermaid.

What is a Fin Fun mermaid swim class?

Fin Fun mermaid swim classes teach swimmers how to care for their tail and how to safely swim with a Fin Fun mermaid tail. Most classes incorporate fun activities and we can help you launch Advanced Fin Fun mermaid swim classes for swimmers that want to learn additional skills. These advanced classes incorporate mermaid skills such as fluke splashes, core rolls, and some synchronized swimming moves. But most of all, Fin Fun mermaid swim classes provide swimmers a safe environment to have a lot of fun. Whether the swimmer wants to imagine becoming a mermaid or get a core-strengthening work out, Fin Fun Mermaid Swim classes are a great introduction.

What do you learn in a Fin Fun mermaid Swim class?

Fin Fun mermaid swim classes teach swimmers how to care for their tail, and how to safely swim with a Fin Fun mermaid tail. Most classes incorporate fun activities (i.e. swimming through hula hoops). Advanced Fin Fun mermaid swim classes are also an option. These advanced classes incorporate mermaid skills such as fluke splashes, core rolls, and some synchronized swimming moves. But most of all, Fin Fun mermaid swim classes provide swimmers a safe environment to have a lot of fun. Whether the swimmer wants to imagine becoming a mermaid, or just wants to try a Fin Fun mermaid tail to see what it is like, Fin Fun mermaid Swim classes are a great introduction.

What about adult mermaid classes?

Mermaid swimming is a great form of exercise. Some aquatic programs are having great success with instructor-led adult exercise mermaid classes. These are often deep water classes. Mermaid tails can also be used to swim the butterfly stroke and kick in lanes. Plus, introducing mermaid classes at your facility allows you to offer exciting bridal parties, birthday parties, and much more!

Why would our facility want to offer Fin Fun mermaid swim classes?

Mermaid tails are an extremely popular aquatic activity and many community members would like this activity to be available at their local pool. A mermaid swim class provides a class for those who can already swim well, a group that usually does not continue to take swim lesson. Plus, our program delivers a turnkey plan that any aquatic center or pool can successfully implement with revenue-generating options including parties, tail rentals, retail, and much more.

Who takes Fin Fun mermaid swim classes?

Fin Fun Mermaid swim classes appeal mostly to kids between the ages of six and sixteen who can already swim reasonably well and are comfortable in the water. Pools implementing Fin Fun mermaid swim classes should require that the swimmers participating are capable of basic skills before putting on a Fin Fun mermaid tail. Those basic skills include: floating on front and back, rolling from front to back, swimming 25 yards unassisted, and being comfortable in deep water. Swimmers should also have an introduction to swimming with a dolphin kick before putting on a Fin Fun mermaid tail. (Watch our “Are you Mermaid Tail Ready?” video)

Who teaches Fin Fun mermaid swim classes?

Fin Fun mermaid swim classes are taught by the same instructors that teach other swim classes at a facility, usually lifeguards. These instructors will need training on tail care, safety, and the course outline. These training documents and videos are available from Fin Fun.

Are mermaid tails safe?

Mermaid tails should only be used by those who can swim reasonably well and are comfortable in the water. Swimmers using a Fin Fun mermaid tail should always be supervised by a lifeguard or other adult. Mermaid tails are not a flotation device, however the neoprene sleeve in Fin Fun monofins makes them buoyancy neutral, which makes floating easier. Fin Fun monofins also provide propulsion, which makes swimming easier. Fin Fun mermaid tails can be removed quickly while swimming by simply kicking off the monofin and swimming out of the mermaid tail. Fin Fun mermaid tails are open at the bottom which allows for walking when the monofin is removed, and also prevents water and air from being trapped in the tail. Not all mermaid tails have these safety features.

How does our facility get the Fin Fun mermaid tails?

Fin Fun has a starter package for Mermaid Swim classes that provides monofins and tails in a variety of sizes and colors. Most facilities rent or sell Fin Fun Mermaid Tails for additional revenue! Just email us at mermaidclasses@finfun.com to learn more!

What is the typical class size and number of instructors?

Classes are typically 6-8 students. Classes can be done with one instructor, but usually run smoother with two instructors.

How long are mermaid classes?

This depends on the facility and the level of skills that are taught. A simple Mermaid swim class can be taught in a single one-hour class. If more advanced skills are taught, the class can meet repeatedly. A two-part class allows for one day to learn the basic skills and a second day to work on advanced skills. Exercise classes usually continue on a regular basis.

Can mermaid swimming be incorporated into open swim times?

Yes. How this is done will depend on the facility. Some facilities designate certain mermaid swim hours, others allow mermaid swimming in certain areas of the pool.

Is there a mermaid certification test?

Aquatic facilities should consider adopting a certification test for allowing swimmers to use mermaid tails. This is similar to a test for allowing swimmers to use the diving boards. This test can usually be very quickly. Swimmers that take a mermaid swim class should become mermaid tail certified. Fin Fun even offers Mermaid Certification certificates that your pool can print and give to your mermaids!

How do I learn more about Fin Fun mermaid classes?

Contact Fin Fun at mermaidclasses@finfun.com. Implementing Fin Fun mermaid classes is easy and fun! Simply contact Fin Fun at mermaidclasses@finfun.com. We can provide course outlines and training videos plus answer any questions that you may have. We are happy to help you bring mermaid magic to your facilities!