Q. How long can you hold you breath?
A. I can do typically 2 and a half minutes if I am not moving, and 1-2 minutes if I am moving slowly. I am training to do longer.
Breath holding can increase your risk of underwater blackout and drowning, so please never do it without supervision. If you want to learn to hold you breath, take an entry level freediving course. You will learn so much, AND be safe!
Q. How are you a mermaid in Canada? Isn't it too cold?
A. Yes, it's pretty cold in Canada. We can usually only swim in lakes and the ocean in July and August. Sometimes if it's a warmer year we can do June-Sept. During the winter, we use indoor pools and travel too. Sometimes we get to swim in tanks and aquariums.
Q. How long have you been a professional mermaid?
A. I have been a professional mermaid since September 2008. In the beginning I only worked a little doing a few bookings a year. Then I went on to do it as a part time job. Soon, it was my full time job. Now I perform as a mermaid, publish books, makes resources, Youtube videos, and clothing. I own my company with my merwrangler Sean.
I was inspired to become a mermaid by Mermaid Linden and Hannah Mermaid.
Q. How many tails do you have?
A. Because I run a company, I own quite a few tails:
An orange "splash" silicone tail by Merbella Studios Inc
A Blue "splash" silicone tail by Merbella Studio inc
An orange "mini splash" made from recycled materials by Merbella studios Inc
A green Allure tail made from silicone by Mertailor
15 Adult Finfun fabric tails
10 Mertailor eco-kid's fabric tails