WHAT IS YOUR TAIL MADE OUT OF? My tail is made from Dragon Skin silicone and has a FINIS professional grade monofin inside. My tail is safe for use in both chlorinated water and in aquarium environments. My monofin is approved for open water work. My tail was made by Syren Studios. For more information about the company that made my tail, please click HERE
CAN YOU SWIM IN YOUR TAIL? Yes! My tail is designed for use in the water. There is a custom monofin built into it that propels me through the water with ease
CAN MERMAIDS BREATHE UNDERWATER? No. Mermaids are a member of the cetacean family. They are closer to dolphins and whales than fish. They are an air-breathing mammal. However, we can hold our breath for a very long time.
HOW LONG CAN YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH? My current breath hold is about 90 seconds. I am constantly working to extend that time though
HOW DO MERMAIDS TALK? Because Katey Mermaid spends so much time among humans, she has learned to speak English when on land. However, mermaids communicate with a series of clicks and whistles to talk to each other and other animals when underwater
I DON'T HAVE A POOL OR TANK. CAN MERMAID KATEY COME TO MY EVENT? Yes! Katey Mermaid is available for a wide variety of events, wet or dry! Please click on the SERVICES link above for more information.
DO YOU MAKE TAILS? No. I did not make my own tail, and I am not currently making tails.
MY SON/DAUGHTER LOVES MERFOLK. WHERE CAN I BUY HIM/HER A TAIL? There are many wonderful tail makers out there who can fit a variety of budgets. For a full list of tail makers, please click HERE
MY SON/DAUGHTER LOVES DISNEY, CAN YOU PERFORM AS ARIEL? No. Katey Mermaid is an original character. However, she is friends with Ariel and her sisters and often visits them in Atlantica.
CAN YOU HELP TEACH MY SON/DAUGHTER HOW TO SWIM? Although Katey Mermaid holds a WSI certification, she is not currently offering mermaid swim lessons. .
Many parents are interested in purchasing mermaid tails for their child. It is the official stance of Katey Mermaid, that most younger children are not strong enough nor have the skill to safely use a monofin with a tail. Tail swimming is an inherently dangerous activity. Because of this, Katey Mermaid cannot provide support for purchasing your child a tail, not will she support of endorse the idea of putting a young child in a tail. All tail swimming should be done under the close supervision of a parent and lifeguard. If you are interested in purchasing a tail for your child and want them to learn how to use a tail safely, please contact Katey Mermaid. Katey Mermaid will discuss individual situations regarding private mermaid lessons.