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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – WGNO’s Susan Roesgen found women who are fulfilling an inner desire to become something mythical and magical. Why do these women want to transform themselves, and what does it take to do it?

Meet four different women who are living their dream, and inviting the public to swim with them. On Saturday, May 2, families are invited to swim with the mermaids at the UNO Aquatic Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets to swim are $15, and tickets for spectators are $5.