Mermaiding Competition

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February 15, 2022
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April 10, 2022

Join us for a fun Mermaiding Competition, showing South Africa what Mermaiding is all about!

Perform your own mermaiding routine including the 10 required movements (see below) to a song of your choice. Blow the judges away with your Mersona and creative expression.

It will be a fun day for all! Jumping castle and face paint to entertain the kids. Delicious foods will be sold on the day. Bring the whole family and enjoy the day with us!


4 – 6 years (Merpups)

7 – 8 years (Merlings)

9 – 12 years (Mermaids and Tritans)

13 – adults (Sirens)

Mermaiding Competition Rules

50% of your points come from your artistic expression.
50% technical figures – all 10 required movements must be included in your sequence.
Penalty deduction on technical figures.
This competition is open to all genders and ages.
All participants must vacate the pool after their performance.

10 required movements

Judges will consider:

  • controlled speed
  • controlled buoyancy (same height entire length of pool)
  • fluidity of movement (full body movement, no knees)
  • artistic expression and mermaiding mannerisms

Mermaid Tail Requirements:

Mermaid Tails with sequences or that have bits and pieces that can break off in the pool will not be allowed to enter. You can use Mermaid tails and Monofins from Merschool if you are a regular student. No silicone tails, fabric mermaid tails only.

Make-up Requirements:

Please note no make-up as the water won’t be clear enough for the camera. Artistic expression points will be awarded considering your outfit, music, interaction with the crowd, Mersona name and outfit. Temporary tattoos and stamps will be allowedd.


Music must be child friendly (no swearing) and must be approved before the competition. Music must be submitted no later than 4 days before the competition. The song and sequence must be at least 1 minute and no more than 3 minutes.

Meet the Judges:

Thank you to our judges:

Olwethu Leshabane
Laurie-Leah Momberg
Sifiso Tshabalala

This event will be covered by International Media.


Thank you to all our sponsors. If you would like to be a sponsor, Please contact us


All participants will receive a medal. Gold, Silver and Bronce medals will be awarded for each category. Floating trophy for the main winner.

Event Details:

When: Sunday 9 October 2022
Where: Merschool South Africa
Time: Opening Ceremony 10am
Competition Entrance Fee: R200

Spectators Entrance Fee: R50
ParticipantsRegister here:

Mermaiding Competition Registration:

Register here and start preparing for the most mermazing day. Contact us if you have any questions.

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