Obviously, ‘mermaiding’ or ‘mermaning’ isn’t as much of a niche lifestyle as we thought. A school for mermaid-wannabes actually exists out here in Southeast Asia to make mermaiding accessible to the masses and allow anyone to strap on a mermaid tail and learn to sashay through large water bodies.
July 12, 2013: Swimming students hang mermaid tails to dry after a lesson at the Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy in Manila on June 15. Normeth Preglo & American swimming instructor Djuna Rocha started the academy in 2012. Classes allow students to become mermaids for a day, pose for photos, learn to swim better & get grueling workouts.