An Edmonton woman, who aspires to be a professional mermaid, has launched a petition after the City of Edmonton banned mermaid tails from city pools.
Krista Visinski recently started a petition that’s gotten 126 signatures as of Saturday as she hopes the city will reverse their decision to ban mermaid tails and monofins at all recreation centres in Edmonton.
The City of Edmonton imposed the ban because of safety concerns.
Visinski tells Global News that she’s extremely surprised by the ban.
“It was so sudden, I was actually training one night and the lifeguard came up to me, I was just using my binder with two swim fins and she came up to me and said you can’t have your ankles bound” says Visinski.
Visinski says professional mermaiding has been around since the 1900s and is gaining in popularity.
Mermaiding consists of public appearances where you’d do underwater performing tricks.
The City meanwhile stands by their decision to ban the tails but says it will review the petition.