Safe Waters Foundation

~ Safe Waters Foundation Charter

Safe Waters Foundation (SWF) is a not-for-profit group supporting the development of harmony and safety for merfolk and aquatics of Second Life. We bring together designers, retailers, sims, merrow, mermen, mermaids, siren, aquatics and lovers of same.

Note: Safe Waters Foundation (without !!! in name) on inWorldz is in no way affiliated or endorsed by our group. Any complaints or questions about the inWorldz Safe Waters Foundation group should be sent directly to that groupís owners.

~ Safe Waters Foundation Goals

The goals of SWF reflect our charter:
  • To assist those considering a mer life.
  • To increase awareness in the general public that there is a mer option.
  • To make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible.
  • To assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community.

~ Mer Reunion

Dates: June 4-12, 2016

We are currently accepting nominations for King and Queen of the sea.

Do you know one worthy of being crowned King or Queen of the Sea?
Do you know a Mer who embodies the ideals of SWF... in both outward beauty and service to the Mer community? Pick up a nomination form at the Safe Waters Foundation Headquarters or IM Jadnay Starla for a copy of the form.

Nominations have been extended to May 27 at 12:00 AM SL Time; So get those nominations in!

King NominationsQueen Nominations
Stockard DarkmatterLotus DeLaMer
 Celtic Infinity
 Cynthia Maine
 Kmac Yardley

~ Relay For Life

Relay For Life (RFL) is the main volunteer-driven cancer fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Originating in the United States, the Relay For Life event has spread to 21 countries. Relay events are held in local communities, campus universities, military bases, and in cyberspace. Although the main objective of Relay is to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients, the event is held to spread cancer awareness, celebrate the lives of survivors, remember those who lost their lives to cancer, and unite a community in the fight against cancer. [1]

For more information, visit the RFL web site. SWF participates regularly in RFL - watch for announcements of future RFL campaigns.

[1] Wikipedia

~ Mer of the Month Project

Mer of the Month (MoM) is a position of honor and service. Each MoM is the official ambassador for SWF and is expected to uphold the stated goals of SWF (listed above).

The chosen Mer will carry out a project that serves to further SWF's mission, and will receive a limited edition cape and circlet embedded with the birthstone for the month during which they served. Everyone is encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete the application which is available from SWF officers.

Once completed, send your application to Zohee Goldshark or Cynthia Maine. Applications will be reviewed by SWF officers. If no applications are received, nominations may be called for. Those nominated will be approached and given the opportunity to accept or decline. This is not a popularity contest and it is our hope that all members might try being MoM for a month. We are all ambassadors when it comes down to it.

~ Video of the Month

May: Mermaid Guardian Of The Secret Tropical Island Cave
By: Mermaid Melissa
Running time: 3:53

~ History of Fanci's Deep

Video: Fanci's Deep & Safe Waters Foundation
by Treet.TV - Designing Worlds by Prim Perfect Publications
Running time: 54:48

~ SWF Blog

You can find the SWF Blog at Blogspot. Minutes of the most recent SWF Meetings can be found there as well.

~ Events Calendar

The Events Calendar shows mer-friendly events. Members can get permission to post to the calendar by working with GraceSWF Wrigglesworth. You need to be willing to share an email address (many use gmail as it is a Google calendar).

For occasional events, contact Cynthia Maine to have your event added to the events calendar.

Events Calendar

~ SWF Locations and Hangouts

Safe Waters Foundation Headquarters -
Safe Waters Foundation Event Area -

SWF Hangout: Atlantis Underwater -
SWF Hangout: Blade City -
SWF Hangout: The Blake Deeps -
SWF Hangout: Celtic's Mer Sanctuary -
SWF Hangout: Ciboney at Trade Winds -
SWF Hangout: Esprit Mer Gardens -
SWF Hangout: Fanci's Deep Mer Hangout -
SWF Hangout: Merage, The Lost City -
SWF Hangout: Merquarium -
SWF Hangout: The Merrow Great Hall -
SWF Hangout: Mittandraland Mermaid Haven -
SWF Hangout: Siren's Ruins -
SWF Hangout: Sunken Ruins -
SWF Hangout: Sunshine's Cove -
SWF Hangout: Tideborns -
SWF Hangout: Twilight Moon Magic -
SWF Hangout: Two Moon Paradise -
SWF Hangout: Water's Edge Merhaven -

~ Web Sites

Safe Waters Foundation on Facebook
Mermaid Resources
Kalaya Odell's Blog: A Mermaid's World
Cynthia Maine's Blog on all things mermaid
Second Life Home Page

~ Mer Mentors

Mer Mentors are volunteer mers that are available to assist new mermaids and mermen. They can help introduce you with the mer world, and assist with questions regarding tails, AO's, HUD's, shopping, and great places to swim. Some may also help with general SL questions, but their emphasis is mer. The best way to find one is to go to SWF HQ and check who is online at the welcome desk.

Mer Mentors List

~ SWF Apprentices

An apprentice works to assist one of the officers of Safe Waters Foundation -- it's often the small details of running around, but allows so much more to be accomplished.

It is a way to give with a flexible schedule, and a way to get to know one very sage mer in a trust-building environment. Not glorious, but they are definitely part of the team. Right now the bonds are forming and trust-building as we learn to work together.

Send Grace a note if you think you might like to be a SWF Apprentice. It takes reliability, great patience... oh, and a generous soul!

~ SWF Officers

Celtic Infinity - Officer at Large
Corkie Houston - Goddess of the Ancients
Cynthia Maine - Executive Manager
Ferretman Resident (Washashore) - Officer at Large
GraceSWF Wrigglesworth - Chief Executive Officer
Merriweather Lyric - Officer at Large
Phoenix Ankaa (firestorm777) - Officer at Large
Qrystver Khandr - Officer at Large
Serafin Galli - Officer at Large
Shiran Sabra - Officer at Large
SyrenaViolet Resident - Safety Officer
Talldah Resident - Officer at Large
Zohee Goldshark - Chief Operating Officer

~ Joining SWF

If you would like to join Safe Waters Foundation, you may use any one of the following methods:

1) Use the Safe Waters Foundation SL group information display.
2) Use the Subscrib-o-matic board which is present at each support group meeting. Meetings are held on Saturdays at 10am SLT.
3) Contact Cynthia Maine in-world, and she will invite you to the group. She can also add your titles of mermaid/merman.

~ Website Editor

Cynthia Maine is the editor for this web site. Please contact her for any additions or corrections. You may contact her in SL by instant message or notecard. You may also contact Cynthia via email at

©2016 Safe Waters Foundation
Last update: 23 May 2016