Older Girls Love Mermaid Tails, too!

mermaid tails for teen girls

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.”

mermaid tails for older girls

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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  1. Aug 9, 2021 at 4:01 am
    Emily says:

    I want to wear mermaid tail
    But i don’t have
    I very want

    1. Aug 9, 2021 at 8:36 pm
      Lacey says:

      It took almost a year before I bought mine! I waited until there was a sale going on, so that may work for you. If you follow Fin Fun on social media, you’ll know when the next sale is (and there are currently some tails discounted right now).

  2. Jul 21, 2021 at 1:01 pm
    Mermaid Coral says:

    My mom and dad say that I am to old for mermaid tails just because I am 15 going on 16. How do I tell them that no one is too old for mermaid tails?

  3. Jun 13, 2021 at 10:15 pm
    Boomabode says:

    I cant stop thinking about getting my merman tail, every time i get on the computer i watch finfuns youtube channel i cant wait to get a tail!!!!!!

  4. Jun 13, 2021 at 10:08 pm
    Boomabode says:

    I’m going to get a Sea Dragon Atlantis tail to become a merman so obviously u know im a boy

  5. Mar 7, 2021 at 6:27 pm
    Robert h says:

    I’m a guy but I want to wear these mermaid tails one day. Maybe I can go for a swim with the girls in one I can’t imagine how cool that would be.

    1. Mar 8, 2021 at 8:58 pm
      Lacey says:

      We need more mermen in the world!

      1. Mar 9, 2021 at 9:57 am
        Anonymous says:

        Yes the tails that I would wear would be the lunar tide and the article blue because they are colorful and pretty

      2. Mar 9, 2021 at 10:02 am
        Anonymous says:

        I would wear a girl one which would be the lunar tide

        1. Mar 9, 2021 at 8:37 pm
          Lacey says:

          We don’t have tails specific to girls and boys, so you can wear whichever design you like best! 🙂

          1. Mar 10, 2021 at 6:44 am
            Anonymous says:

            Ok just wondering

        2. Jul 1, 2021 at 10:08 am
          Ocean Siren Sparkles says:

          Hey has anybody seen h20 animated or Mako mermaids? WATCH IT ITS AMAZING!!!! (on Netflix)

      3. Mar 9, 2021 at 10:04 am
        Anonymous says:

        But yes their should be More merman but a lunar tide one would look appealing

  6. Feb 10, 2021 at 7:24 am
    Mermaid Oceania says:

    I need some help. I am going to get a new mermaid tail but I don’t know which one to choose!

    1. Feb 10, 2021 at 7:02 pm
      Lacey says:

      The Mermaidens have different colored tails, so you could always go with your favorite color! Waverlee = Pink, Destiny = Orange, Brynn = Green, Zoey = Green & Blue, Crystal = Blue, Mariana = Teal, Jia = Purple, Serena = Rainbow, Obsidian = Black

    2. Mar 2, 2021 at 10:35 am
      ba says:


    3. Jun 13, 2021 at 10:16 pm
      Boomabode says:

      Choose your fav color!

  7. Oct 8, 2020 at 8:39 am
    starfire says:

    i love mermaid becuase i am one

  8. Aug 12, 2020 at 5:15 am
    Glowfish says:

    I am 14 and looking at them I love them and I wish I could wear one right now

    1. Oct 8, 2020 at 8:41 am
      hi says:

      i am 12 i am liveing in the water

  9. Jul 20, 2020 at 7:22 am
    Ashly says:

    Ya they are wonderful

  10. Jun 19, 2020 at 11:16 am
    Mermaid W says:

    My parents won’t let me have a tail until I am a life guard!
    Luckily, they are OK with just plain swimming…

  11. Jun 1, 2020 at 4:16 am
    Lily the mermaid 💜 says:

    I am nine going on ten soon. I should get my tiger Lily mermaid tail today😊yyyyyyaaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!!!!!

  12. Mar 21, 2019 at 10:03 pm
    Mallory 13 says:

    I have always loved mermaids and the ocean i have a strong connection

  13. 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.

    1. Jul 20, 2020 at 7:25 am
      My name is Ashly says:

      I think they’re real

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

    1. Dec 29, 2018 at 4:33 pm
      Angel Fish says:

      I love to watch h2o just add water. I had a dream once of being a mermaid in the ocean swimming (I love to swim in the ocean). I wish I could have a mermaid spell. I really want a mermaid tail but you are so lucky cause I don’t have a mermaid tail, but I wish though.

    2. Jun 20, 2020 at 6:51 pm
      MelodyMermaid 🌊 says:

      I agree! I’m 13 and love mermaids. To everyone out there: Follow Your Dreams!🌊

  17. 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!