Close Encounter with Fin Fun Mermaids

Close Encounter with Fin Fun Mermaids & Sharks

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Brooke Goldberg, age 5

A few weeks ago, Jay Goldberg strode into the hotel pool room with his three wide-eyed children to find eight mermaids and four sharks perched on the pool ledge. They watched in surprise as the group dove in to play Sharks and Mermaids amidst screams and splashes.

His children were delighted.

“Family reunion?” he wondered, “Or is this Fin Fun?”

Sure enough, an employee from Fin Fun approached to explain why they had invaded the hotel’s pool—for a product photo shoot. Now it was Fin Fun’s turn to be surprised. Not only had the Goldberg’s figured out their identity, they were customers!

“I had no idea they were based here,” Goldberg said. He and his family, from Utah, were passing through Idaho Falls, Idaho, after a weekend in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

His daughters, Olivia, 7, and Brooke, 5, are currently addicted to the mermaid world.

In April, Olivia had a mermaid birthday party, of course—complete with mermaid cake, beach buckets, and a mermaid tail towel that Goldberg’s mother made. Brooke got one too.

“They love them. They absolutely love them,” he said. “Brooke, she loves it, but Olivia—her life is mermaids,” Goldberg said.

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Olivia Goldberg, age 7

Goldberg says they are at the pool three or four times a week.  “I swim ten days a week,” Brooke said.

“They’re really rugged,” Goldberg said about the mermaid tails. Though he and his wife don’t let them into the hot tub because it’s more chlorinated, they have been pleased with the product, its comfort, and durability. The girls have had a lot of fun. They usually take them everywhere they go. Goldberg thought it would have been even more amusing if they had walked in on the Fin Fun photo shoot while wearing their own tails.

He says Olivia is hopelessly addicted to the show “H20 Just Add Water.” She pretends she is one of the mermaids and Goldberg says Olivia is often in the corner of the pool talking to her imaginary mermaid friends. She even used her tooth fairy money to buy a locket like the girls have in the show.

“I like mermaids because they swim, and I like to swim,” Olivia said.

The girls were invited to join the mermaids in the pool and they even got in a few of the photos as well!

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22 Comments


  1. Dec 13, 2016 at 7:06 pm
    luis_the_boss says

    how do i get a merman taeil


  2. Dec 3, 2016 at 6:29 pm
    yma soby says

    i am adictid to h2o just add water too and im 12


  3. Nov 15, 2016 at 5:49 pm
    MERMAID GIRL says

    hi fin fun thank you for an awesome summer but its fall and winter is going to be here soon how do i store and keep my tail safe till next summer


  4. Oct 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm
    Claire says

    which tail would look best with the color of my hair i have light brown hair


    1. Aug 26, 2016 at 9:52 pm
      broke says

      aussie green


      1. Jan 5, 2017 at 6:04 am
        FIN FUN FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says

        Aussie Green. Me too, I have brown hair, and I have a Aussie Green mermaid tail.


    2. Mar 13, 2017 at 6:37 am
      Princess Waverlee says

      I think Tropical Sunrise.


    3. Mar 13, 2017 at 6:38 am
      Princess Virginia says

      I think Tropical Sunrise.


  5. Oct 28, 2015 at 2:31 pm
    Claire says

    i am thinking about being a mermaid for halloween do you think that i should be a mermaid for halloween !!


    1. Aug 11, 2016 at 11:43 am
      Twilight Sparkle the Princess says

      yasss be a MERMAID!!!!!!


  6. Jun 18, 2015 at 11:28 am
    Jameseena says

    my tail was torn by my dog dairy


  7. Jun 18, 2015 at 11:20 am
    Olivia says

    Hi,I have a mermaid tail from fin fun and it is the best thing I ever have in and it’s easy to use and I love the way the monofin moves and I know my mom didn’t waste her money on something that I wanted for so long.

    Thank you fin fun


  8. Jun 16, 2015 at 10:16 am
    mermaidlover says

    hi! why are the monofins blue? i thought they were black


    1. Jun 19, 2015 at 11:22 am
      Fin Fun says

      One of the monofins used in this video shoot was an older version. The first generation monofins used to be blue. Now they’re all black. Good eye!


  9. Oct 27, 2014 at 5:59 pm
    Grace says

    I’m trying to have high confidence in winning a giveaway, but I know millions of other girls will want them too! 🙁


  10. Aug 14, 2014 at 10:39 am
    emmie says

    HI my daughter Emmie loves your mermaid outfits. Do you deliver to the UK?


    1. Aug 14, 2014 at 10:58 am
      Fin Fun says

      Of course! We love our customers across the pond


  11. Jul 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm
    Jordan says

    Where do you buy them.Is thar a store?


    1. Jul 31, 2014 at 10:35 am
      ella says

      i dont heve a mermaid tail


    2. Aug 14, 2014 at 10:58 am
      Fin Fun says

      Online only at finfunmermaid.com


      1. Jun 3, 2015 at 3:21 pm
        reece says

        I just got my finfun mermaid tail. YAY! I love it so so so much.


      2. Jun 3, 2015 at 3:31 pm
        reece says

        I just got my finfun mermaid tail. YAY! I love it so so so much.It is really awesome! How do you make it? All I can think about is my mermaid tail!