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The Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy is the first of its kind in the world, offering courses and classes in “mermaiding.”

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The academy was founded in 2012 by Anamie Saenz and Normeth Preglo, both hoping to start a new fitness craze. It took off right away!

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The concept of mermaid swimming is quite simple: swimmers wear mermaid tails and learn how to use their core muscles to propel themselves forward gracefully (like a mermaid).

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Classes aren’t held in an actual school environment either. Soon-to-be mermaids are trained along Boracay Island’s White Beach and in rivers and lakes.

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So what will you actually learn? Everything from how to swim without floaters in the ocean, to how to wear and care for your mermaid tail.

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There are also classes for mermaid scuba diving and mermaid water scootering.

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And if you think this school is just for kids with Disney obsessions, you’re wrong!

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People of all ages (and genders) come to the academy to learn the art of mermaid swimming.

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A 2-hour introductory course will only set you back $40—which includes the use of a mermaid tail and a photo of your experience.

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If your biggest fantasy is to swim like a mermaid, you should definitely check this place out online and book your trip to the Philippines right away!

H/t: The Frisky

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