Mermaid Safety

Why Fin Fun?

At Mertopia Aqua Academy we take safety as our number one priority and ONLY use and allow the use of the Fin Fun brand of tail and monofin in our classes.

  • Breathable fabrics won’t trap air
  • Open ends for easy access to feet
  • Quick kick-off & swim out design
  • No straps, zippers or velcro- means feet come out easily
  • Neutrally buoyant- tails will not weigh you down

Please take a moment to watch the video about the Quick Release Method below

6 Essential Swimming Skills

At Mertopia Aqua Academy we take safety as our number one priority and an assessment of swimming ability is conducted prior to using the monofin and tail which swimmers need to pass.

This includes passing the 6 Essential Swimming Skills:

  • Float on back
  • Float on front
  • Rolling front to back
  • Treading water for 2 minutes with sculling
  • Swim freestyle for 25 metres
  • Swim dolphin kick for 25 metres

Check out our quick video below about how to be Safe in a Mermaid Tail

Fully Qualified Swimming Instructors

All of our swimming instructors are:

  • AUSTSWIM certified
  • Have a current CPR Certificate
  • All of the relevant DCSI clearances

This ensures that you and/or your child will be provided with the very best quality experience!

Safety is the most important thing to remember when using a monofin and mermaid tail.

Please take a few minutes to watch these ‘fintastic’ videos on how to stay safe while wearing one.

Quick Release Safety Demo

Mermaid Tail Safety

How to put on a Tail