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Sea Pearl
09-10-2012, 01:19 PM
Are there any mers in the North Carolina area? I may be moving there at the beginning of next year and it would be great to meet some of you :)

Rebekah.fish
12-24-2014, 12:50 AM
I live in South Carolina but maybe we could meet half way or something :)

Mermaid Catkid
01-25-2015, 09:34 PM
I live in Greenville,NC and would love to go to a meeting with another mer

Rebekah.fish
01-30-2015, 08:52 AM
Gotta place in mind?

Merman Dan
01-30-2015, 09:23 AM
A few of us have been gathering at the Greensboro Aquatic Center (http://www.greensboroaquaticcenter.com) for weekly swims on weekdays. We're trying to coordinate one weekend a month for get-togethers as well!

Rebekah.fish
01-30-2015, 09:24 AM
Cool beans!

Nyx
01-30-2015, 09:48 AM
That's awesome! Greensboro is way closer to me at the moment than cary/raleigh since I move to Charlotte.

Merman Dan
01-30-2015, 07:54 PM
How about Monday at 11am... too soon?

shimmygoddess
01-30-2015, 10:45 PM
Thanks for organizing this Dan. I really hope to make it out soon :)

MerAnthony
01-31-2015, 09:12 AM
I live in Dunn, NC so like I have said before. When I get my car fixed I plan on making a trip.

MermaidShannon
01-31-2015, 10:39 AM
I'm in Charlotte

Mermaid Catkid
01-31-2015, 12:42 PM
Anytime other than friday,saturday,or Sunday would not be do-able for me :( I don't want to rain on your parade,but I just have never seen another mer.

MerAnthony
01-31-2015, 06:07 PM
Catkid there is always a first time. An this past Jan. They just had a Merfest in Cary.

Rebekah.fish
01-31-2015, 06:12 PM
I haven't either!! I'm trying so hard to make it to a mer meet

Merman Dan
02-02-2015, 01:53 PM
Back from another wonderful swim with Jessica Mer at the Greensboro Aquatic Center! I continue to be amazed at the friendly and accepting nature of the staff, who apparently now talk about merfolk in their meetings. One lifeguard gave us a high five and "what's up fish people!" as he walked by. We had several other swimmers ask about our tails, monofins, and merfolk in general. Worn out... eyes are a tad red... feet are a bit red... (but hey, they match my tail!) Happy! :)

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Rebekah.fish
02-02-2015, 08:36 PM
Haha that's so awesome! Hope I can come next time!!

Nyx
02-02-2015, 10:16 PM
I'm in Charlotte

Oh awesome! have you gone swimming at the local aquatic center? I went to check it out this past weekend and apparently they've had mermaids before!

Rebekah.fish
02-02-2015, 10:17 PM
I've got friends that live in Charlotte so I'm over there a good bit. :))

MermaidShannon
02-02-2015, 10:26 PM
I go several times weekly to the MAC. I live in Myers Park in Charlotte so it's super close

Rebekah.fish
02-02-2015, 10:27 PM
The allow mers at MAC? (Idk where that is)

MermaidShannon
02-02-2015, 10:35 PM
Mecklenburg Aquatic Center. They have always allowed me there I have been going for about 6 months.

Rebekah.fish
02-02-2015, 10:36 PM
Oh awesome! I've never gotten to swim anywhere besides the lake in my hometown

MerAnthony
02-02-2015, 10:37 PM
Charlotte is closer to me than greenville is.

Rebekah.fish
02-02-2015, 10:38 PM
Greenville sc? I'm closer to there. Cuz I'm in SC but I don't mind coming to NC :)

MermaidShannon
02-02-2015, 10:40 PM
Yay I have been the only one there foreverrrr

Rebekah.fish
02-02-2015, 10:41 PM
I'm so excited! :) is the pool inside and warm? Lol

MermaidShannon
02-02-2015, 10:42 PM
Yes they have a warm pool. I only swim on warm side they always have serious swim training taking up all the lanes in main pool. Michael phelps trains there too

Rebekah.fish
02-02-2015, 10:43 PM
What??! I thought they trained in Missouri??

MermaidShannon
02-02-2015, 10:44 PM
He's rumored to pop in there he lives here

Rebekah.fish
02-02-2015, 10:44 PM
Oh cool! [emoji14]

MermaidShannon
02-02-2015, 10:45 PM
Actually it's the other one Ryan Lochte. I get them confused all the time. Ryan lives here

MermaidShannon
02-02-2015, 10:45 PM
I wouldn't know him if I tripped over him though

Rebekah.fish
02-02-2015, 10:46 PM
Lol ah okay. I follow a lot more of his races. Big fan! I was a competitive swimmer for 14 years

Rebekah.fish
02-02-2015, 10:47 PM
Lol anyways, wanna pm? :) don't wanna blow up the board lol

MermaidShannon
02-02-2015, 10:47 PM
Haha I had to do a google to get it right

MermaidShannon
02-02-2015, 10:47 PM
I'm going to bed now but tomorrow!

Rebekah.fish
02-02-2015, 10:48 PM
Okay :) nice to meet ya!

Nyx
02-02-2015, 11:09 PM
Shannon that's awesome!
I live on the UNCC campus, so hopefully I'll get a chance to swim there more often!

Rebekah.fish
02-02-2015, 11:10 PM
We can all figure something out!

Nyx
02-03-2015, 12:37 AM
We can all figure something out!

Yeah totally! :dance:
I haven't been involved with a local pod since I moved to Charlotte, I miss group swims so much!

Rebekah.fish
02-03-2015, 12:39 AM
I've only made one mer friend in SC and we have never met :/ I've never gotten to swim with anyone ever! I'm on a pod group or two but no one ever gets me involved so I'm really looking for a pod fam! :)

Nyx
02-03-2015, 12:43 AM
Aww man, it's the best thing ever, you're gonna love it.
Swimming in a tail is one thing, but swimming in a group is awesome.
I was lucky enough to find another mermaid on campus even though she doesn't have an account here!

Mermaid Catkid
02-03-2015, 09:01 PM
So will there be a weekend meet?

Nyx
02-04-2015, 10:20 PM
It would be awesome if we could meet at the Mecklenburg aquatic center this weekend!

Rebekah.fish
02-04-2015, 10:50 PM
I actually won't be able to this weekend :( the only day I've got free is Sunday after church

Rebekah.fish
02-04-2015, 10:51 PM
So I probably can't go

Nyx
02-04-2015, 11:07 PM
Awww noo, well hopefully we can figure something out within the next month or so.

Rebekah.fish
02-04-2015, 11:08 PM
I could next week! Just not this :/

Nyx
02-05-2015, 08:17 AM
Hmnn the next two weekends I'll be busy or out of town so I can't.

MermaidShannon
02-05-2015, 08:55 AM
I can swim Sunday

Nyx
02-05-2015, 10:30 PM
I can swim this sunday as well!

Rebekah.fish
02-06-2015, 12:00 AM
Could we meet at around 3 or 4 ? I have church Sunday, so I need time to get out and get ready and drive all the way there lol and be back for a meeting >_< but I will do it! Lol if I got there at 4, I could stay for like 2 hours :)

Rebekah.fish
02-06-2015, 12:12 AM
Actually could one of u send me the address of this place? I'll see how long it'll take me and I can give a better time estimate

Merman Dan
02-06-2015, 06:34 AM
We are also considering a meet-up at the Greensboro Aquatic Center this Sunday!

Rebekah.fish
02-07-2015, 12:23 AM
Cool! I think we are. We haven't exactly nailed anything down yet

Merman Dan
02-07-2015, 01:23 PM
I have devised a new Facebook group, Triad Merfolk (https://www.facebook.com/groups/396995187128751/) , to coordinate gatherings in the Piedmont Triad area.

Nyx
02-07-2015, 10:42 PM
Sadly it looks like I won't be going swimming at all this weekend. Maybe next time!

Rebekah.fish
02-07-2015, 10:58 PM
Me either :/ oh well we will figure it out! Now we have more time to plan :)

Merman Dan
02-07-2015, 11:03 PM
That's why I set up Triad Merfolk... so we can all get together... eventually. :)

Nyx
02-07-2015, 11:18 PM
I'll be sure to join!

Rebekah.fish
02-07-2015, 11:18 PM
Yea me too dan :)) I'll look it up!

Mermaid Catkid
02-08-2015, 05:43 PM
Dan, link to triad merfolk is not working

Merman Dan
02-08-2015, 05:57 PM
Odd, try https://www.facebook.com/groups/396995187128751/ and see if that works. Otherwise just look for a group called Triad Merfolk :)

Merman Dan
02-22-2015, 01:45 PM
If anyone near the Piedmont Triad region of NC would like to join the Triad Merfolk​ for a swim at the Greensboro Aquatic Center​, we are planning on the following dates:


Wednesdays: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25 - 11am-1pm
Sundays: 3/15 - time TBD

MermaidShannon
03-05-2015, 07:47 PM
Hot firemen will rescue you if you air drown

Rebekah.fish
03-05-2015, 08:13 PM
Lol what?!

MermaidShannon
03-05-2015, 08:13 PM
Swear.

Merman Dan
03-30-2015, 11:09 AM
The April Calendar (http://greensboroaquaticcenter.com/sites/default/files/April2015.pdf) for the Greensboro Aquatic Center (http://greensboroaquaticcenter.com) has been posted. I recommend meeting on the following dates:
- Wednesday, 11am-1pm: 4/8*, 4,/15, 4/22, 4/29
- Sunday, 2pm-4pm: 4/19


* - 4/8 is during Guilford County School Spring Break

I might also swim on Monday 4/6 and/or Sunday 4/12, as I have a tattoo appointment on 4/15 and will thus have to stay dry for 3-4 weeks after that.

Tiger Lily
04-06-2015, 01:39 PM
Hi! I'm new to the site (first post actually!) and just got into mermaiding - well I have loved mermaids as soon as I learned about them, but anyway Im in the asheboro area and I'd love to join in for a swim one day though I don't have a tail yet. Anyone know of the prices of any local tail makers? So psyched! Oh and i have facebook messanger - Coral Tritent.

Merman Dan
05-19-2015, 09:43 PM
It looks like the Greensboro Aquatic Center (http://www.greensboroaquaticcenter.com) is clear for Wednesday swims on 5/20 and 5/27. I would recommend moving things up an hour, from 10am-12pm, so that we can swim in the deeper diving pool (17' deep, 80F) . Adding a Sunday swim on 5/24 or 5/31 is also a possibility.


Upcoming Event: World Ocean Day at the Greensboro Science Center
http://www.greensboroscience.org/…/spe…/oceanday/index.shtml


A January Merfolk Festival: As the NC MerFest will not be held this January, who would be interested in a shindig at the GAC the first weekend in January? Granted, I'd have to rent the pool, so we'd need a chunk of change. We might crowdfund for that; if there is enough interest we are in, if not - no harm no foul.

Merman Dan
05-29-2015, 06:02 PM
EAST COAST MERMAIDS & MERMEN:
1) The Greensboro Aquatic Center​ has posted the June calendar. I recommend the following days for Triad Merfolk​ gatherings:


Wednesday 6/3, 6/10: Diving Well from 10am-Noon*
Wednesday 6/17, 6/24 Competition (Lap Pool) from 11am-1pm


On Sunday 6/14 and 6/21 the Diving Well is open from 10:30-5pm but is restricted to two lanes due to swim meets. Guilford County schools let out on 6/16 so I recommend meeting on Sunday 6/14 from 11am-1pm.


* - The Diving well is 17' deep, 83F, and occasionally has underwater speakers and bubble curtains. It's a wonderful experience!


2) The Greensboro Science Center​ will be holding a World Oceans Day Celebration on Saturday, June 6 from 10am - 2pm
http://www.greensboroscience.org/events/special/oceanday/index.shtml




http://greensboroaquaticcenter.com/sites/default/files/june%202015.pdf

Mermaid V
06-03-2015, 08:37 PM
I live in Winston Salem!

Mermaid V
06-03-2015, 08:38 PM
Can I join at the GSO aquatics center on the 17th?? I am a newer Mermaid in winston salem looking for a pod to hang out with. Mermaid Victoria

Mermaid V
06-03-2015, 08:41 PM
I would be interested in a January Mer-gathering!!!

Merman Dan
06-03-2015, 08:51 PM
Can I join at the GSO aquatics center on the 17th?? I am a newer Mermaid in winston salem looking for a pod to hang out with. Mermaid Victoria

Absolutely! The cost for admission is only $5, though you can buy a 6-pass card for $25 or become a member, of course!

Mermaid V
06-04-2015, 08:55 AM
awesome! I look forward to meeting you all on the 17th!!
Mermaid victoria

Mermaid Alki
03-07-2016, 05:43 PM
Hello! Im Meralki Sparks! Or just Mermaid Alki I guess. Still working on the name. Anyways, I thought I would drop in and say hello! Im moving to the south Charlotte area next week, for reasons ranging from personal desires to simply wanting a better life then the one I have currently. Im currently saving up for a full tail, but I have been swimming and freediving with a decently sized monofin for a few years now. I hope I can get to know any fellow merfolk in Charlotte or the surrounding areas such as Greensboro. I look forward to hearing from anyone about swim meetups and tips/tricks for the NC Area.
I'm a MtF trans Mermaid, I hope nobody is put off by something like that. Just thought I'd mention it before I possibly get invited to meets and then people get surprised when I show up.
Anyways! Best wishes and safe swimming!!
~ Mermaid Alki.

Seraphina Suds
03-07-2016, 08:04 PM
Welcome! There's a fairly large amount of merfolk in your area, so I'm sure you'll have lots of swimming opportunities! We have several trans mers on here as well, you're not alone c: you should make an introduction thread!

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Mermaid AshleyML
05-10-2016, 12:43 AM
Good evening everyone! Mermaid Ashley here. I am extremely new to this. I haven't order my first tail yet but will be with in the next month. After it arrives I would love to meet up for a swim! I am a plus size mermaid so I hope that is not offensive for anyone. I am looking forward to the meeting next January but I hope to get some practice in first. Also any tips for a newbie would be much appreciated!