A woman who couldn't swim becomes a mermaid

A woman who couldn't swim has become a mermaid.

Cai Qian reportedly had a very limited swimming ability until recently when she perfected her skills in the water to bag herself an unusual job.

According to the Mirror Online the woman has drastically changed her ways since watching 'The Little Mermaid', as she is now a performer at the Deep Dream Underwater World based in Xiangyang City, China, which sees her spend 12 hours a day underwater wearing a shiny tail.

The 22-year-old entertainer is scheduled in to wow audiences with seven shows per day, and her busy schedule means she has to have eight showers to wash out the salt water she has been submerged in throughout the day.