Older Girls Love Mermaid Tails, too!

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Lydia, 13

“Where was this when I was a kid?” was 13-year-old Lydia’s first reaction to Fin Fun’s mermaid tail. “It’s just cool. I like being a mermaid,” she said. Even though she is a teenager, she loves her mermaid tail.

Most of her friends want to get one too.

In fact, being older has its advantages. Teens are stronger swimmers. They can swim faster and perform more tricks with their monofin and tail.

“I can swim backward and do flips in the water,” Lydia’s sister, Emma, said. “It’s kind of difficult at first, but definitely fun.”

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Emma, 15

Emma, 15, says the mermaid tails and monofins are fun for every age and level of swimmer. She and Lydia also have a nine-year-old sister, but the teens believe they have just as much fun with their mermaid tails as she does. Maybe even more.

And Emma definitely thinks strong swimmers have an advantage because they can do more.

Lauren, 15, agrees with Emma. “I definitely think older girls can enjoy them more than younger girls because we are better swimmers,” she said after using a tail and monofin for the very first time.

Lauren has been swimming all her life, but she says the mermaid tail brings swimming to a whole new level. “I just love being in the water. It’s really fun for me. It’s just a different way of swimming. I enjoy the monofin.”

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Lauren, 15

Her mother laughs that they live in Southern California, go to the beach once or twice a week all summer, spend a week at Lake Powell every year, and swim in their grandmother’s pool—and yet they come to Idaho and transform into mermaids!

Lauren and her sister Lacey can’t wait to try the mermaid tails back home and show them to their friends. Lacey, 14, especially thinks most of her friends are going to jump on board and get mermaid tails too!

Like many girls, Rachel, 13, always wanted a mermaid tail. She can’t find the words to describe her fascination with mermaids. “It’s just awesome,” she said. “A human fish.”

“I think every child dreams of being a mermaid and when they are older they still have that connection,” she said.

When Rachel wears her mermaid tail to the pool, younger girls flock around her, asking if she is a real mermaid.

Rachel mostly enjoys the attention, but occasionally finds it annoying. “Sometimes you just want to swim,” she said.

She acknowledges that all people are different and a few might be embarrassed by the attention, while others might especially like the attention of being a mermaid.

But no matter the age, all the girls agree transforming into a mermaid is a magical experience!

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Rachel, 13

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53 Comments


  1. Jul 2, 2018 at 2:17 pm
    Coralia Siren of the Deep says

    I’m 13 years old and I have wanted a mermaid tail since my younger sister got a Mermaiden tail, the sunset one. I’ve been marveling over one for ages. I’m deciding to buy one, yet they’real so pretty.


  2. Jun 30, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    #mermaidgurl says

    To me it’s like level 2 if you don’t know how to swim


  3. Jun 30, 2018 at 1:59 pm
    Dee dee says

    I’m nine years old and I’ve loved mermaid tails ever since I was 6years old and this is how stuff is in my life is …

    1. I’m not really allowed to sew with needles.

    2. I don’t have that much fabric/swimming fabric at home.

    3. My parents won’t let me if there’s no adult watching me.


  4. Jun 17, 2018 at 4:35 pm
    Allison 🧜‍♀️ says

    I’m 14 (will be 15 in a few months) and I still love my mermaid tail. I was obsessed with H2O: Just Add Water when I was younger, and the spin-off show after that. I dreamed of being a mermaid and tried all kinds of crazy “spells”. Well, I found Finfun’s YouTube channel and saved my allowance for months to buy the tail I wanted. I still swim in it sometimes, almost 3 years later. I’m going to buy my little sister one for her birthday, and maybe another one for myself (my old one is stretched and torn from using it all the time). I believe you’re never too old to be a mermaid. If it makes you happy, you should do what you want to do and not care what others think.


  5. Mar 29, 2018 at 4:58 pm
    Opal Gem-Splash says

    I’m not an older cooler kid, but I still have fun. I have just a monofin and it’s not finfun, but I just love it when I am at a pool and a toddler or younger kid sees me and their faces light up and ask: “You’re a real mermaid?” and here is a funny story; one time I was swimming, and I was swimming like a mermaid, and an adult, not just an adult, a grown up man thought I was a mermaid!!!!!!! I LOVE FINFUN!


  6. Mar 28, 2018 at 9:28 pm
    Camila says

    I am 13 years old and I just got my first mermaid tail and it is AWESOME!!!!!!!


  7. Sep 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm
    Ocean heart says

    I’m 13 and REALLY WANT A TAIL!!! And I love the causes that finfun raise money for! ❤️


  8. Aug 30, 2017 at 2:46 pm
    Mermaid Luna says

    I love fin fun even though I’m older. So fun!


  9. May 14, 2017 at 3:36 pm
    Crazy mermaid🌊🐬 says

    I have a tail it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fun


    1. Jun 30, 2018 at 2:04 pm
      #mermaidgurl says

      Really seems fun too


  10. Apr 20, 2017 at 6:15 pm
    Mermaid Vicki says

    I love fin fun. I like seeing a toddler’s face light up with excitement when they see me!


  11. Jan 28, 2017 at 2:51 pm
    mermaid grace says

    i just really want one mermaid tale right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i’m getting very jelous.sorry but i am too anrgry to spell words propally.


  12. Dec 16, 2016 at 6:11 am
    ceridwen says

    i really wish my dad could get me a mermaid tail for christmas


    1. Apr 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm
      waveroll24 says

      you know you can earn money thats what i do instead of relying on your dad and it makes you look and feel more responsible


  13. Oct 28, 2016 at 4:35 am
    Morgan says

    Nice mermaid tails


  14. Jul 24, 2016 at 6:15 pm
    Someone who would enjoy a tail instead of legs says

    I REALLY won’t one and I even have the money for it,but my mom says it’s a waste of money and won’t let me get one……any advice anyone?


    1. Dec 3, 2016 at 6:23 pm
      yma soby says

      the 12 tails of christmas givaway


    2. Jan 28, 2017 at 2:58 pm
      mermaid grace says

      well it’s the same as me wen it gets to a point my mum says no it’s a wast of money but she ends up buying it but i don’t have one. I want the Destiney’s tropical sunrise mermaid tale!!!.


    3. Feb 21, 2017 at 1:03 pm
      Anonymous says

      Try to find ways to convincer your mom. Maybe she will end up getting you one.


    4. Apr 2, 2017 at 4:10 pm
      waveroll24 says

      well you could look at the safety and reviews and ask her why she thinks that and be sure to listen to what she says and ask her to listen to why you want 1 and be sure to ask her when shes not busy and when shes in a good mood. you could start the conversation like this “mom is this a good time i was wondering if we could talk about why you think fin fun mermaid tails are a waste of money” and if she declines say “i know that you think its a waste but could we just look at the site and read the reviews together and then you can tell me please”. hope this helps!


    5. Jul 12, 2018 at 1:24 pm
      Anonymous says

      If I were in your sichuation I would offer to give her 3 reasons to get one. 😊 Lucile


    6. Jul 12, 2018 at 1:26 pm
      Luci says

      If I were you I would offer to give her at least 3 reasons to get one


  15. Jul 24, 2016 at 6:18 am
    aria says

    love


  16. Jun 28, 2016 at 9:18 pm
    Mermaiden Zoey says

    OMG! I’m only nine but I feel really good for those teens! My mermaid tail is Arriving tomorrow! It’s Aussie green and I’m half Australian plus I love animals and i am really outgoing and I love sea turtles so I’m basically exactly like the Mermaiden Zoey!


  17. Jun 15, 2016 at 6:15 pm
    Mermaid Tess says

    I feel the same way about the attention thing. While it may be nice, swimming is really what I’m there for! ;D


  18. Feb 8, 2016 at 5:58 pm
    Grace says

    I think mermaids are real so if you think that you think that don’t let other people make you think you’re weird


  19. Dec 1, 2015 at 7:41 am
    YMMB says

    i relly want one, but mom and dad says i dont need one and never going to use it. but i relly want one, and i dont know what to do 🙁


    1. Feb 8, 2016 at 5:59 pm
      Grace says

      You can just save up for one like I did


    2. May 1, 2016 at 10:44 am
      Isabelle says

      I want one too and it’s the same with my mum but I have more than enough money to buy it and she still won’t let me get one.


    3. May 23, 2016 at 9:51 am
      seashells and moonbeams says

      Give them ways you will use it, even if you don’t have constant access to water. Maybe you’ll use it to relax in the tub, or make a YouTube show. Tell them! Get them on you side with real reasons and facts, so you sound mature and justified.


  20. Sep 12, 2015 at 4:27 am
    MermaidenGirl21 says

    I’m 12 almost 13 and i’m going to get the aussie green or arctic blue tail:) right now i’m still saving up some money for a finfun mermaid tail:D


    1. Apr 2, 2017 at 4:15 pm
      waveroll24 says

      arent 2 mermaid tails a lil to much bc if you have 2 you may end up not using 1


  21. Aug 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm
    Bella says

    COOL I’m a older girl


  22. Jun 16, 2015 at 10:14 am
    mermaidlover says

    wow!!!!! too bad my sister doesn’t want anything to do with mermaids:( we could both buy a mermaid tail and we could swim together! but she is not at all a mermaid fan:( since i live a minute away from the beach, i could swim in there (if i was daring enough. the water is really cold. i might just swim in the public swimming pool down the road:P).


  23. Jun 16, 2015 at 10:09 am
    mermaidlover says

    my dad thinks the same too! my mom doesn’t mind if i get one, but my father thinks that it’s too expensive! this is actually the cheapest website i’ve seen (and it sell pretty good mermaid tails)!


    1. Dec 19, 2015 at 10:27 pm
      trinity says

      I know right my mom is getting me one one for Christmas (maybe) but my dad is like its not that expensive but its too dangerous (I have even showed him that you can take it off easily in the water)


  24. May 31, 2015 at 6:36 pm
    jyoti says

    i am so glad that you are giving away free mermaid tail i wish i could the problem is that i can subscribe cus i dont have a acount or can make a acount well ihope i can one day ihope to win and get one mermaid tail


    1. Jun 14, 2015 at 4:27 pm
      McKenna says

      I really love your mermaid tails but what if you have the tail for a couple of years and you get taller does that mean I would have to buy another one?


      1. Jun 16, 2015 at 10:03 am
        mermaidlover says

        these mermaid tails stretch like the dickens! i have a friend who has a mermaid tail and she had it for three years and it still fits! these mermaid tails will last quite awhile:)


  25. May 29, 2015 at 5:44 am
    Meep says

    I screamed when I saw my mermaid tail when mom and dad took me to church the first prayer I did was “Dear God please make me a mermaid, Amen” OUT LOUD to every one in church butt then again I was only like a couple years old I think I was two or maybe three but I still go my wish! : )


    1. Jun 16, 2015 at 10:05 am
      mermaidlover says

      that’s so funny!XD my dad would laugh so hard if i did that in church! i pray to be a mermaid in my room;)


      1. Jan 15, 2017 at 4:19 pm
        Aubri says

        Me to!!!! I believe if its Gods will (probably not)Then i can be one!


    2. May 23, 2016 at 9:54 am
      seashells and moonbeams says

      Ha! That’s funny! And cute! If I did that in church, (at my age) my parents would have me go talk to the pastor lol 🙂


  26. Feb 19, 2015 at 6:58 am
    Loveable27 says

    Yeah, I’ve been saving up for this tail. I have tried to make one myself, but… it faded and I lost it, { no idea how i lost it…} I love mermaids, and fin fun is a cheap [ well cheaper than other types,}, and good, sturdy tail. Im very exited to get one.


  27. Feb 18, 2015 at 7:51 pm
    mermaid girl says

    the tails are awesome! I got mine like last summer in august and I`m get 50 dollars tomorrow and I`m spending it on a tail for summer!


  28. Jan 15, 2015 at 6:55 pm
    Niki says

    I have the exact same problem, my Mom and Dad are not convinced to get me a mermaid tail and so want one of those!


    1. Jan 15, 2015 at 6:57 pm
      Niki says

      I mean I sooo want one of those!


  29. Dec 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm
    Hannah says

    Hey I’m with yay like they say everyone deservs to dream I hope by now that they said yes


  30. Sep 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm
    Kim says

    Haha! Well I love the tails. I’ve dreamt of being a mermaid since I was like 2. I have a sister who has the same dream. I was the one who introduced her to this website; at first I didn’t think that she would get so attached to the tails, but I was wrong hahaha. She is always talking about them.
    We picked which tails we want to get and we even measured the sizes and everything. The only thing left to do is to convince mom and dad that the tails are not “useless” and are not “a rip off”. We read almost all the reviews to them and showed them most of the videos. Let’s just hope that they are convinced hahahaha! ♥


    1. May 22, 2015 at 12:44 am
      Sticks says

      OHHH! I hope you get a tail! You’ve been dreaming for a long, long time! I’m 17 now, and I just loved everything about mermaid for as long as I can remember! Where I live, backyard pools arn’t really the usual thing, mostly public pools. I would be too shy to swim in public in a tail! But still, I really, really would love a mermaid tail!

      Which tails did you and you’re sister choose? I think I might have my eye on the one coming out soon! In the video it looks so beautiful!


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

        @sticks
        are you talking about the tropical sunrise? that one is amazing! i’m going to get that one too!


        1. Dec 16, 2016 at 6:13 am
          ceridwen says

          how much are these tails


          1. Aug 22, 2017 at 7:27 pm
            Mer’gerl says

            I just want to be a mermaid.like their tails are so pretty