Mac & Mac's Pick: Mermaid Swimming Academy

By WEEK Producer

July 25, 2013 Updated Jul 25, 2013 at 10:33 PM CDT

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.