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Mermaids doing exercises in the pool.

South Africa: 'Mermaiding' is becoming a fast growing sport

Mermaiding is the sport of using a monofin with a fabric tail, and learning how to 'move like a mermaid'.

The sport is a full body workout and has other health benefits, since "it's for fun, it's for fantasy, it's therapy," says mermaid instructor, Izelle Nair.

The sport is becoming increasingly popular with its own mermaid school in South Africa's Johannesburg: Merschool.