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  1. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by Mer-Crazy View Post
    From what I've seen far north NSW and south east QLD (possibly more but this is mostly around where I live and can say for sure) all seem very lax about this subject and I've yet to find a pool that has a problem with my tails (there's actually on in Burleigh that is super into mermaids and loves it when I rock up there). I always call ahead if I'm driving far, just in case or if not I ask before entering the facility but I've yet to be told no.

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    Yes, QLD still seems to be the exception to the bans at the moment.

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  2. #102
    Quote Originally Posted by AniaR View Post
    I know Mahina is also aggressively asking mermaids NOT to put her fins in their tails due to safety concerns now.
    To me this looks more like a marketing tactic than anything else. A few of the Mers in Australia that sell Mahina fins are saying that Mahina fins are safer than tails and people should not buy tails because they are potentially unsafe. Clever way to make more people buy more of thier product. I'm not too happy about them slandering all other manufacturers just so they can sell more, and I don't believe the risks significantly increase whether you have a tail over your monofin or not. To me this is just perpetuating the fear and ignorance that Mermaid tails are unsafe.

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    Thankfully here in the southwest of Western Australia have no bans on mermaid tails
    I think it maybe because we have been swimming in tails for years before this stupid viral video
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    Thank you so much for the update leomar ! It's not a happy thing that tails keep getting banned. I know here in VA, I am currently having trouble as well so I am starting the process with the county, and was wondering if this ban went well for him (and the rest of the Australian Mers as well).

  5. #105
    Hey!
    So I've been following this thread for a while now. I am from Newcastle, but will be moving down to Melbourne very soon.
    (Newcastle council pools have not yet banned the tails or fins, although Sydney has)
    Is there a list of pools I should avoid/definitely check out/can help educate? This is such sad news that a passion can be turned upside down because of over zealous parents...

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    I think if you email the pool before you arrive they will tell you. I did so with ripples near penrith where i live and the emailed me back a no

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    Thanks for that! That was going to be my plan of 'merttack' :P

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    Haha welcome

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    I'm sorry this ban is happening to you mers :C
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  10. #110
    I have yet to find a pool near me that allows tails

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    What area are you in? Very rarely am I told no on bring tails. Nevermind, I read the topic wrong and thought Florida in the usa


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    I have yet to find a pool near me that allows tails

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  12. #112
    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    What area are you in? Very rarely am I told no on bring tails. Nevermind, I read the topic wrong and thought Florida in the usa
    I live in Leesburg area the public pools iv been to allow the monofin but not the tail if you know of a place near by id love to find a pool the springs are beautiful but very cold iv been considering getting a gym membership at to your health in the villages if they allow them but haven't checked yet and i dont want to pay for a whole year when i know ill be very likely leaving florida or at least be moving about 3 hours north of here in april

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  13. #113
    This thread is specifically about pools in Australia, but we feel your pain. I have been rebuffed at so many pools in Newcastle now. It is so frustrating.

  14. #114
    Quote Originally Posted by moomer View Post
    This thread is specifically about pools in Australia, but we feel your pain. I have been rebuffed at so many pools in Newcastle now. It is so frustrating.
    I knew it was about Australia but it kinda tied in it just goes to show its happening everywhere and if you have not found any try a gym with a pool im going in to talk to a manager this weekend to make sure my tail is allowed befor i pay for the month (fingers crossed) but thats an option you can try

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