Your Childhood Dream Of Becoming A Mermaid Is Now Possible At This One Place In Florida

Have you aways wants to be a mermaid? This could be your shot to live your underwater fantasy.

The Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Hernando County, Florida is looking to add several new mermaids to its acclaimed performing mermaid troupe. They’re holding open auditions for potential mermaids on Jan. 13.

So what does it take to earn your fins? Candidates will be asked to complete a 300-yard endurance swim, both with and against a strong current. They’ll also be required to tread water for 10 to 15 minutes. And that’s just the first day.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

If you make it past the first round, you’ll be invited back for a second audition that will be almost entirely underwater. Candidates will be asked to perform underwater ballet moves in a glass-walled mermaid tank that faces a 400-person auditorium.

If a hopeful mermaid passes the second round, they’ll be invited to a traditional sit-down interview with the employers.

The park will be looking for mermaids that seem calm and graceful underwater rather than “panicky.” Candidates must also be at least 18 years old and be able to work at least four days a week. The position pays $10 to start.

The lucky new mermaids will get to perform underwater year-round in 72-degree spring water from the Weeki Wachee River. Sounds like a Disney dream!