MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- This is the Manila branch of the "Philippine mermaid swimming academy".
It opened in May.
For around $41, anyone with basic swimming skills can join the two-hour pool sessions.
The idea started with a halloween costume and turned into a creative way to teach children how to swim.
But, the school has attracted students of all ages.
Swimming in a skin-tight suit and mono-fin requires abdominal and leg muscle strength, so the sessions make for a good workout too.