A pod of enchanting mermaids took the plunge in Lincoln this weekend in aid of the Marine Conservation Society.
The Fantastic Tails group from Yarborough Leisure Centre, which also included a shark or two, swam a collective distance of 13.125 miles on Sunday, April 29.
Each child flipped their fin for more than a mile each for the UK marine charity, raising around £300 towards work to make seas healthy, pollution free and protected.
Instructor Alice Folkard said she was very proud of her aquatic fundraisers: “They did brilliantly.
“So far we have raised about £300 and there are still donations to come in. We organised it by saying they can swim as far as they would like to swim but we put in a 15 minute break half way through and they stopped for drinks and breathers every two lengths.
“They did so well. And I would like to special mention all the girls for taking part I don’t think I could mention anyone separately as they all did so well.
“The money raised will be going to marine conservation society as soon as its all collected in.”