Finns with fins make a splash at ‘mermaiding’ classes

FILE PHOTO: Wellness expert Maija Mottonen and her student Markus Parviainen pose for a picture in the pool in Espoo, Finland January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Attila Cser

ESPOO (Reuters) – At a pool in Espoo, near Finland’s capital Helsinki, Maija Mottonen is teaching adults to swim like mermaids in a class that combines fantasy with fitness. Since August, more than 200 women and men have attended the classes run by Mottonen, a former kindergarten teacher who is Finland’s first professional mermaid instructor. […]

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