Chris Chandler, known as ‘Merman ChristoMer,’ of Cary, N.C., swims with Paige Doering, known as ‘Mermaid Paige’ of Virginia Beach, Va. They were at the Mermaids by the Sea in Lauderdale by the Sea in Florida September 2014. Chandler is one of the organizers of Merfest at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary this weekend.
Chris Chandler, known as ‘Merman ChristoMer,’ of Cary, N.C., swims with Paige Doering, known as ‘Mermaid Paige’ of Virginia Beach, Va. They were at the Mermaids by the Sea in Lauderdale by the Sea in Florida September 2014. Chandler is one of the organizers of Merfest at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary this weekend. CHRISTOPHER CHANDLER
Chris Chandler, known as ‘Merman ChristoMer,’ of Cary, N.C., swims with Paige Doering, known as ‘Mermaid Paige’ of Virginia Beach, Va. They were at the Mermaids by the Sea in Lauderdale by the Sea in Florida September 2014. Chandler is one of the organizers of Merfest at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary this weekend. CHRISTOPHER CHANDLER

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