How To Swim Like a Real Mermaid

Mermaidaqua Friday, November 10, 2017 2:22:07 AM America/Los_Angeles

My upbringing contributed greatly to what I love and love doing as an adult. Growing up in a house that had a pool in the backyard, I guess my destiny had already started to take its course. My siblings and I would waste our day away playing in the pool.

As I grew older, my playing in water translated into expert and professional swimming. Years of experience allowed me to perfect my dolphin kick, and other swimming styles, such as breaststroke and butterfly.

Thanks to the new digital age, I have a platform that allows me to share what I know and love. Below, are a few tips on how to swim like a mermaid.

Placing Your Head In The Water

Most people aren't comfortable with having to have their faces submerged under water. However, if you want to learn how to swim like a mermaid, this is a must. Plus, it's easy and will take you little time to get used to.

Learning how to do bobs has helped people transition into this. Bobs involve dunking your head under water for a few seconds while blowing air to the surface. One is advised to do this at intervals while taking a break of one minute out of the water. 

This not only helps you get used to having your head underwater, but it strengthens your lungs too.

Humming Under The Water

Humming under water may sound difficult in theory, but it's actually easy in practice. Practice breathing in through your mouth, and out through your nose repeatedly, out of the water. This works your lungs and increases their endurance.

When underwater, hum as you blow air out while under water. Hence, you will be able to stay underwater for longer.

The Streamline Position

The streamline requires one to clasp arms together, facing forward towards the direction you are swimming in. Ensure that as your hands clasp together, your arms touch your ears. Having your arms this way will allow you to form the streamline shape that will help you cut across the waters effortlessly.

Once you get this right, you can practice swimming with your arms on your side as well. Remember, you'll be pushing your way through the water while kicking through the water.

This can be tiring, especially if you are just starting off. However, the more you do it, the better you get at it.

Holding Your Breath

This is kind of a no-brainer. This requires a lot of practice, hard work, and patience on your side. Keep at it, and you'll be a pro before you know it.

Keep your eyes open underwater

This is a hard one. Other than the fact that water can be uncomfortable on the eyes, they also close from reflex once they detect a foreign object. Start by using goggles underwater, and then slowly transition without using them. You can always use eye drops if your eyes get irritated by the water.

Get Some Swimming Fins

It is important to always start slow when it comes to using fins for swimming. Purchase separate fins first, to condition yourself to use fins. Later, you can transition to a mono-fin.

The Skulling Hand Movement

Skulling is the act that involves a movement of your hands to help you stay on the surface of the water.

The Mermaid Kick

The mermaid kick goes hand in hand with learning how to streamline. The same way your arms should remain straight, so should your legs. And try not to bend your knees. Now, while having both your arms and legs streamlined, swim while kicking your legs.

Do this several times, while taking breaks in between to rest. This is essential for any effective learning routine. After your comfortable, transition into using the fins. Then, once you're used to swimming in fins, you can graduate into using a mermaid tail.

Fun In The Open Water

Now it's time to go test out what you've learned. Swimming in the open water is a lot different than swimming in a pool. It's challenging, yet fun and exciting. Plus, you get to practice your endurance as a new mermaid swimmer.

I hope this blog post was helpful. Do not be afraid to reach out by posting a comment or any questions you'd like answered. 

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Mermaidaqua Saturday, July 1, 2017 7:03:04 AM America/Los_Angeles

“I feel the heat of the sparks, running up and down my body, setting every nerve on fire. It isn’t a bad feeling though. In fact, I feel, well, alive.”--- Red Queen

My Mermaid Dream

Mermaidaqua Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:41:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Mermaids have been one of the most sought out after mythical beings on this planet, they are known to radiate immense beauty and a sense of forbearing. Due to this very fact, I had always been drawn to them. Since the first time I came across them, through books and my vivid imagination, I had always dreamt of being one, to swim through the mighty oceans, free as a fish! But, alas not all our dreams come true, don't they? 

As I grew up I realised the truth behind the myth, but, that was not enough to shatter my dreams. Mermaids had made a deep impact upon me, even if they are not real, which I believe isn't, no matter what the world wants to think. I wanted to do something for these creatures with marked intelligence, they who signify the very epitome of beauty, the ones who ramble through the mighty oceans! To achieve this dream of mine something had to be done, something that creates a lasting impact!

Then I came across the concept of mermaid tail, and let me tell you one thing, it is hard work, it requires lots of efforts channelled in the right direction. But, as they say, hard work is bound to pay off, that is exactly what happened! I met a teacher, a great one at that! He taught me the ins and outs of creating a mermaid tail, from the very start of the procedure to the very end. He chided me for my smallest of mistakes and appreciated all the tasks well done. 

I have met some like minded people along the way, we have long and fruitful discussions on mermaid tails, and I get to enjoy their dreams of being a mermaid too! The ride till here was never smooth, it was full of bumps and rejections, but, I believed in god, and I never gave up, no matter what!

Mermaid Can Become Real With Our Mermaid Tails

Mermaidaqua Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:29:49 AM America/Los_Angeles

"Do mermaids only exist in fairy tales?" you may ask. Perhaps not. The next time you go swimming, don't be surprised to see a live "mermaid" swimming next to you in the pool. Emma has been tailoring her mermaid dream for a while. She is fascinated by both swimming and mermaids and makes her passion for mermaids real by tailoring the best mermaid tails in the market. Her expertise in tailoring and love for mermaids have joined to make mermaids real for you. Finally, the mermaid dream has come true for you.

One year ago, Emma performed a mermaid show in a hotel swimming pool and that's when she realized that she needed to make mermaid tails to her specific taste. She found a tailor to make mermaid tails for her but was disappointed with the result even after spending  $350 for the tail. She made up her mind that it was time she did the tails herself.

She bought some fabric that she had tested and screened to ensure that they were the best for use in water. She found the best formula for cutting up the fabric depending on the size and the most appropriate way to fix the monofin in place on the mermaid tail. She also ensured to use machine sewing to hold the different parts together. This was extremely important since the fabrics she uses for tailoring the mermaid tail are elastic and the seams can easily loosen and come out. She carefully designs different tail styles - each tail taking weeks to design perfectly - ensuring that there are many designs of mermaid tails for you to choose from. She has to be really patient and careful while making these mermaid tails!

The summers are the best days for Emma. She will go swimming every day. Watching the children pleasantly surprised as they exclaim excitedly, "Wow! Look, there is a mermaid!" is something that Emma absolutely loves. She has over the months become accustomed to excited crowd that usually gathers whenever she becomes a mermaid. She never ceases to amaze people in her mermaid tail outfit that makes her look like a real mermaid.

In her mermaid tail, Emma swims gaily while the sun makes the scales on the tail to glisten like a thousand pieces of broken glass. As the mermaid tail swings from side-to-side, you will be forgiven for thinking that you had made a journey into the fairy world. Her mermaid tails are so real. Emma insists that she is so used to swimming with her tails that she would find swimming without them very boring. The speed and flamboyance that the mermaid tails add to her swimming experience is something that she adores.

Emma agrees that the mermaid tails have livened up her days. She can swim to the bottom of the pool and enjoy the spectacle created by the light penetrating the water. She also feels that swimming under water gives her an opportunity to look inside herself; in a world of her own. A world where all the noises and struggles of the real world are muffled. An opportunity to travel to the world of fairy tale and fantasy; a world of the mermaids!

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