Community pool bans woman over mermaid fin

LITHIA, Fla. - A woman has been banned from swimming in her community's pool because she wants to wear a mermaid tail.

Jenna Conti, who lives in a subdivision, had been in the Aquatic Club pool with her custom-made tail once before with the staff's OK. But last week, they told her it violated a policy against swim fins.

On Monday night, the FishHawk Community Development board voted to keep her out of the pool because of the swim fin policy.

The Tampa Bay Times ( reports that Conti's dream is to swim at the Florida Aquarium.

The full-time hair stylist hasn't been a mermaid for very long. She and her 10-year-old son saw the mermaids at the Tampa Bay Renaissance Fair earlier this year and she was "enthralled."

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