There is a mermaid in the pool

Is that a mermaid in the pool?!

My daughter’s birthday present this year may have been the best one ever. At least it has attracted more attention than any other toy in the swimming pools around town. This fantastic piece of equipment was spotted by a friend online, and they bought it for their little girl. Soon it was on the birthday list of all the other girls in the neighbourhood – what little girl doesn’t want a mermaid tail!?

mermaid tail 3

The outfit consists of two parts: the sock-like mermaid tail and the monofin. The monofin doubles as an exercise aid perfect for practicing strength and the butterfly kick. It actually makes them swim pretty fast!

mermaid tail 1
aff i?offer id=3541&file id=69011&aff id=10643 - Happy Go KL

Where to get your mermaid tail

The mermaid tail by Finfun is available on Amazon and comes in a variety of colours. You can also buy the fin separately (my six-year-old son enjoys his as well) and little boys might enjoy the shark set to go with the fin.
q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B00JS632PW&Format= SL110 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=hgk 20 - Happy Go KLir?t=hgk 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00JS632PW - Happy Go KL

The fin is very light and flexible compared to standard flippers. According to the manufacturer the buoyancy of the neoprene cover compensates for the weight of the monofin making it feel light in the water. Maybe because of this the motion looks very realistic in the water – the two mermaids in our pool now are mesmerising!

mermaid tail 5

Like any toy that is used in the pool, you need to be a bit careful with the mermaid tail. The child should be a confident swimmer and be comfortable swimming under water in the deep end of the pool. An adult should definitely be on stand-by when trying the fin on for the first time – it may come as a shock for the kids that they can’t stay on the surface as easily as normally.

After they get used to the dolphin kick, it’s easy and they can remove the fin in the water if they are in trouble, because the bottom of the mermaid tail is open.

The same company makes mermaid outfits for toddlers without the fin, this way their legs remain free for swimming.

mermaid tail 4

Any size feet will fit into the flipper comfortably and it makes me feel a lot better that this quite expensive pool toy can be used for a few years! They do come in adult sizes as well – my husband is itching to try it on but maybe not quite enough to buy one of his own…

mermaid tail 2

This is not a sponsored post. 

Sign up for our newsletter

Receive an email newsletter every two weeks (or so) to get the best tips on what to do with kids in KL, best travel stories and much more!

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )

We will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

One Response

What do you think? Please leave a comment!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow us

Happy Go KL is all about having fun with kids in Kuala Lumpur!

This is where you find the latest activities, events and more.

And when it’s time to plan the next family holiday, we’ve got you covered with reviews of destinations and hotels. 100% written by parents!

Follow us on Facebook

You might also enjoy

Happy Go KL radio

Get your FREE guide!

Download your FREE  neighborhood guide !

Join our Facebook group

Stuff like this in your inbox!

More interesting posts for you :