Welcome to Great Lakes Mermaids

 

This page was built to provide an all in one resource as an extension of our community. Whether you consider yourself a professional or a hobbyist; our goal is to help you grow and connect with your local pods; as well as succeed in your personal mermaid goals and journey. From finding your local pods to getting started in the hobby, where to purchase a tail to how to enjoy mermaiding safely as a hobbyist. I am also working on a Mermaid Creators/Supplies listing, as well as a list of resources for those interesting in pursuing it at a professional level.

I am not an end all say all expert on this hobby or profession. I am also not the first to state I firmly believe that there is always room for learning and growth no matter what level you are at. This being said if you feel information is incorrect on any of these pages please reach out to me via the facebook group and private message so that we can correct things/add things.

A small note – Freediving is the sport at the center and base of our sport. In my personal opinion and advice -not the advice of any doctor or scientific professional for all legal purposes- if you want to be a better mermaid, become a better freediver.

 

Find Your Local Pod – Michigan is large and the regions that connect to the Great Lakes even larger. To assist with helping us find your local pods, swim meet ups and connect with other merfolk we have broken Michigan into pod regions. This allows us to have friends and swim meets without everyone feeling they need to drive 5+ hours to get to the states only meets. We also are building a list of approved swim locations, this way if you prefer to swim with your own family, friends, and pods and not join a group, you have places that are used to seeing tails and know how to help if you experience any issues.

Where To Buy – From beginner and children tails, to hobbyist and professional tails, these are the various resources to purchasing equipment from.

Safety & Training – Water can be very dangerous, as anyone knows. Here is a resource listing of various levels of safety courses and further training to keep you, your pod, friends, and family safe during your mermaiding adventures.

Creators Supplies – Where to purchase and what to purchase to make your own mermaid creations from tops and crown to tails and accessories.

Professional Resources – Insurance, Licensing, Branding, Marketing, Training to take your career to the next level.