“We have worked with professional artists, freedivers, scuba divers and swimmers to produce stunning tails that not only look good, but perform to high standards, too".
Founded in 2012, the pioneering Mermaid Tail Factory was the idea of the Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy (PMSA) founder and Mother Mermaid, Normeth Preglo Parzhuber.
Running the successful PMSA, a school where people can fulfil their dreams of learning to swim like a mermaid or merman, Normeth quickly realized that there was a need for good quality tails, in durable materials, that would be easy to put on, take off and swim in underwater. Not only that, but she knew they needed to feature striking, authentic designs to allow her mermaids to look and feel as beautiful as the legends tell.
After much research, the Mermaid Tail Factory took the typical freediving monofin and carefully reshaped it into a more fluid mermaid look, making sure it still performed as a piece of sports equipment rather than a toy. Then the material for the tail was carefully considered and chosen, to allow mermaids and mermen to swim comfortably and freely as they would when swimming, diving or freediving.
The beautiful designs for the latest collection were inspired by the colorful, tropical Parrot and Mandarin Fishes, found in the warm seas of Asia. Normeth had always been fascinated by their colors and scale patterns, and wanted to reflect their beauty in her tails, while still creating individual and innovative mermaid designs.
“After training over 8,000 students at the Academy, we have learnt what we and our mermaids need and want from our tails.” says Normeth. “We have worked with professional artists, freedivers, scuba divers and swimmers to produce stunning tails that not only look good, but perform to high standards, too. We hope you enjoy swimming in our tails as much as we do!”