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'Mermaid swimming' is the new craze in pools

Enthusiasts have been heading to the swimming pool for an activity called 'mermaid swimming'. But it does have its critics, with the group overseeing teachers calling for a regulated qualification, so the activity can be taught safely.

A mermaid under instruction Credit: ITV
All ready to take the plunge Credit: ITV
'Mermaid swimming' is the new craze in pools Credit: ITV

STA is the governing body for swimming teaching. We've seen the popularity of mermaiding grow and grow every year. Until now, unfortunately, there has been no regulated training.

– Zoe Cooper, Swimming Teachers' Association
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