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Mermaid Dreams recognises that the most important concern with our products is their safety due to the nature of the product and the young customers who use them. Never forget at Mermaid Dreams, your child’s safety is our priority and your responsibility. Always respect the swimming environment! Your child's swimming abilities can be affected by restricted leg movement, making it more challenging to stay afloat. Our Mermaid Tails utilise the quick-release method outlined below. Familiarise yourself with, and practice with your child, the quick release method and follow our recommendations.
Before purchasing or using our products, please take all care and precautions to ensure this is the right product for you or your child.
Our mermaid tails require active adults supervision at all times.
When first starting out with our mermaid tails, stay in shallow water, close to the edge of the pool or use floatation devices such as a kickboard or pool noodle.
As using our memaid tails is a physical activity, take regular breaks to avoid exhaustion.
Quick Release Method
Step 1: Pull one foot out
While pushing one foot down pull your other foot up and out of the monofin.
Step 2: Kick off Monofin
Repeat step 1, swapping feet and kick free of your monofin.
Step 3: Pull Tail down
Use your hands to pull down the waist of your tail to your knees.
Step 4: Swim out of the Tail
Swim free of the mermaid tail with your feet released.
For children 7 years or olderFor children over 7 years old or children with knowledge of swimming and survival at least.
Supervision at all timesChildren must be supervised by adults.
Use in controlled environmentsMermaid tails and monofins should only be used in environments with controlled conditions.
Do not walk in mermaid tailThe tails should be placed close to the water. The user will not be able to walk on land and the product has not been designed for that purpose.
Practice dolphin/butterfly kick, then with monofin, then tailFor first time users, it is highly recommended to learn how to swim as a dolphin before using the product. After having learned this basic technique, we recommend using the monofin without the mermaid tail until you feel comfortable and in control.