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    I swim 4 workouts a week at my YMCA pool: 3 of them using bi-fins, and 1 of them using a Finis Foil. It is always fins /monofin only, no leggings or tail. The lifeguards are so used to seeing me workout, that it doesn't matter to them whether I am using bi-fins or a monofin. I think any concerns that might be voiced have to do with 1) whether a swimmer can ditch the tail in case of cramps or other physical problem, and swim to safety without it; and 2) fiberglass monofins scratching or injuring another swimmer if lanes need to be shared. Also, some monofins like the Mahina and Finis Competitor are so big that lane sharing might be out of the question. The Finis Foil is rubber, does not scratch or injure, and travels well. No one at the pool has voice any objection when I swim with it.

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    Follow up from my last post with my Mermaid Linden monofin, I was actually told not to swim with it in Alga Norte and another pool I then proceeded with my regular workout without fins, which was less fun of course lol
    I recently bought a Finis Shooter for a better workout and I've found that public pools turn a blind eye away from it. I think when people see anything closely resembling a mermaid shape, they immediately say no. Now I just use my Finish Shooter everywhere I go since it looks a lot more athletically professional looking. The propulsion is much better anyway, but I miss using my Linden in deeper waters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Christine View Post
    Follow up from my last post with my Mermaid Linden monofin, I was actually told not to swim with it in Alga Norte and another pool I then proceeded with my regular workout without fins, which was less fun of course lol
    I recently bought a Finis Shooter for a better workout and I've found that public pools turn a blind eye away from it. I think when people see anything closely resembling a mermaid shape, they immediately say no. Now I just use my Finish Shooter everywhere I go since it looks a lot more athletically professional looking. The propulsion is much better anyway, but I miss using my Linden in deeper waters.
    I figure the same thing, which is why I bring my Finis Foil instead of a full tail or my FinFun monofin. Haven't had an issue so far. (admittedly I haven't gone out in a while, haven't been able to swim due to a hand injury)

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    I hate this when it happens. As far as i know, there isnt any evidence showing a higher drowning risk associated with monofins, so all these fears are unfounded. Nevertheless, it happens so frequently, i had to join a rather pricey country club to be able to swim freely, but the difference is that its privately owned, so i can do whatever i want. Yes, itll ruin your day, being told not to mermaid. Ticks me off!


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    Have any of you guys thought about using hotel pools? most don't even have lifeguards so I think it's very unlikely they would be able to Kik you out.

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    Sure, and we do swim in them. But usually they want you to to stay at the hotel. It gets expensive. Its only viable if you have some other reason to be at the hotel.
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