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Sensational Summer Strength Idea #7: Swim Like a Mermaid!

Aug 03 2016

mermaid tail

Imagine:  You dip underneath the aqua surface of the ocean into the royal blue depths with your hair flowing and your glistening tail gliding through the water.

If you’ve read The Tail of Emily Windsnap, then you surely have dreamed about the living a mermaid’s life.  Today, you can live (and swim) like a mermaid.

Perhaps you’ve heard about the phenomenon called mermaid fitness.  With a tail and a fin, your transformation into a mermaid is complete!  Bonus:  You get to become a mermaid without the awkwardness Emily Windsnap went through when she stepped into the water!

Another bonus:  You will get a fantastic workout!  Swimming with a mermaid tail forces your body to adapt to a new movement pattern.  It also utilizes your whole body—your upper and lower body, your glutes, and especially your core.  It is a great way to get someone in the water who doesn't like swimming.  Swimming with a mermaid tail is also super fun!

Here’s what you need to know:

You can buy a mermaid tail and fin from places like Fin Fun.  You put the tail on over your swimming suit and then you slip your feet into the fin (just like you would with flippers).  Then you pull the tail over the fin and you’re ready to go!  There are lots of gorgeous and shimmery color options with iridescence!  Check out

If you aren’t a strong swimmer, you’ll probably want to wear a flotation belt, too.  This makes sure you can safely have a fun time!

Check out this video of swimming with mermaid tails:

With a mermaid tail and fin, you can swim like a mermaid—and get a fantastic workout at the same time!  And maybe, just like Emily Windsnap, you’ll discover you are a mermaid, too!