Mermaiding

ABOUT:

Mermaiding is a way of swimming. Also called dolphin kick, since it resembles the way dolphins swim and the use of a monofin like the dolphins up and down, vs fish that have their fluke vertical and swim from side to side.

In this way of swimming you dress up with a mermaid costume, often made by neopren that is the same as divers use, and we work on different ways of swimming and moving under water.

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What I like about this hobby:

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For me mermaiding combines creativity, movement, expression, aesthetics and socializing in a fun new way.As a dance-artist it also gets me to the swimming pool way more often than normal swimming ever did. Make it a good cross training for my job.

The merfolk community is also body positive and inclusive place to be. People can express their personality and creativity in a new way, and I see it makes them calm and happy, which I really appreciate.

Mermaiding I find in general a great way to just relax and take a break from the world around you.

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I started in January 2019 with a costume made tail, by the Norwegian tail maker:

Since then I have:

ARRANGED :

Mermaid Weekend #2 (Nov 23.) In my hometown Verdal. A weekend with grilling at Havfrua beach, watching a movie (The little Mermaid 2023), long swimming sessions and good talks.

Mermaid weekend #1 (June 21) in my hometown Verdal. Maybe norways first offical gathering of this kind? Mermaids from different parts of the country gathered for a weekend full of swimming, inside and outside, socializing and networking.


 GIGGS:

The Little Mermaid (May 23)  Together with child liberian, cosplayer and fellow mermaid Karen Birgitte, we did in our hometown, Verdal, in collab with the cinema a gigg. In connection to Disney's live version premiere of “the little mermaid”. We were dressing up as mermaids and taking pictures, telling a new mermaid story, draw water creatures with the kids and danced & moved with them. https://fb.me/e/2tmm6M9pD

Trøndelag Teater Commercial (june 22) Joined a commercial for a show at Trøndelag Teater "Havfruen": see some here: Music videos and commercials


OTHER:

  • Joined gatherings in Oslo, Norways capital, eks: https://youtu.be/T-0WYwjS6Ks
  • Done four photoshoots.
  • Got several tails and learned about different monofins and fabrics.
  • Interview with the Norwegian newspaper Trønder Avisa. (article on top)
  • Swimming in both ocean, lakes, river and swimming pools.
  • Working as a bading guard at Verdal Svimminghall from jan 2023
  • Practicing skills, tricks and swimming methods.
  • Working as an admin for Norway’s Merfolk group on Facebook. Norways Merpod | Facebook 

If you live in Norway and feel interested in joining this creative world of esetique and movement, feel free to check out the group :)

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Further on:

Through talking to people in the swimming halls, my Instagram Videos, interviews and the comment sections, I see there is a huge interest in this hobby and that many people of all ages would like to join.

As a dancer I think this hobby can be a lovely way for more people to get in touch with their creativity and learn how to move their bodies in fun, new ways.

  • I see opportunities to share my knowledge and  facilitate both events with professional mermaids and classes for the enjoyment of both kids and adults.
  • I also have an idea for a show in a couple of years with other local mermaids from Verdal and a local singer. 
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Rent a mermaid!

You can now rent a mermaid to your gathering, swimming pool, birtday, comercial and more. I can also get you in contact with other mermaids across the country.