This young merling sure had me fooled! At a booking yesterday several of the kids had mermaid tails/ mermaid monofins. Most of them were still learning how to use them. When this wee one showed up with her whole outfit I assumed she’d need a lesson too. I offered to give her a ride on my back around the pool. She accepted and in this photo she explained to Sean (who took the photo) that she wanted to watch my tail move while we swam.
— with Raina Mer at Halifax Mermaids.
When I stopped the ride and she hopped off, she dove under the water and took off like a speed of light. 6 years old and she was better in her tail than most adults I’ve seen. I joked with her parents that in 10 years she needs to come work for me! I was floored by her agility. She was doing flips and tricks and had stamina to outlast me for sure.
NEVER underestimate kids. They will surprise you all the time