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Woman Fighting to be Allowed to Wear Mermaid Fin at Florida Community Pool

Says its weightless and not made of hard plastic, so not a safety concern like fins that are banned

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When Jenna Conti went to another public meeting at FishHawk Ranch on Tuesday night, she again brought her fin.

Conti has a custom-made silicon mermaid tail. Her dream is to swim at the Florida Aquarium, but last week she just planned to swim with the kids at FishHawk Ranch.

She had been in the Aquatic Club pool with her tail once before with the staff's okay, she said, but last week, they told her it violated a policy against swim fins. Weightless in the water and not made of hard plastic, it's not a safety concern, she said.