Picked up this story from FaceBook the other day via Reuters – Weeki Wachee Springs has started a mermaid training course.
The training is actually incredibly gruelling and physically challenging. Trainee mermaids stay underwater for long periods of time ... [DELETED – SEE COMMENT BELOW] and are given a step-by-step instructions about buoyancy and acrobatics before graduating to their tails. No scuba gear and no masks are permitted, and mermaids must learn how to balance the pressure on their ears and sinuses while being tossed around by 12-mile-an-hour currents.
Read the full article: "Coolest Camp Ever: Learn to be a mermaid".
You can also enrol your child in a special Adventures Under the Spring Mermaid Camp, which has entirely different training criteria. Several of the summer camps are already sold out!