Tag Archives: Women-Only Swim

Glass Pool Enclosure at New YMCA Poses Problem for Muslim Swimmers

Muslim women on the United Women’s East Africa Support Team tour the aquatics center at the Copley-Price Family YMCA Jan. 19, 2015. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Imagine a greenhouse. Glass on all sides. A glass barrel … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Women-only Swim Makes The Huffington Post

By Megan Burks Women-only Swim Makes The Huffington Post The Huffington Post and U-T San Diego ran commentary on the flap over my article on women-only swim hours at the Copley Family YMCA this week. Professors Avi Spiegel and Adina … Continue reading

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Extra Swim Class at YMCA Becomes Gender, Immigrant Issue

Dr. Adina Batnitzky, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of San Diego, addresses reader comments that call a women-only swim class at the Copley YMCA discrimination and wrongheaded. By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico and Claire Trageser … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Sneak Peek at Central Avenue Mini Park (Skatepark Included)

By Megan Burks Sneak Peek at Central Avenue Mini Park (Skatepark Included) City Heights Councilman Todd Gloria tweeted the current design for the Central Avenue Mini Park this week. The plans are undergoing community review and construction on the 28,000-square-foot … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Readers React to Women-Only Swim Story

By Megan Burks Readers React to Women-Only Swim Story My story on Muslim women who advocated for new women-only swim hours at the Copley YMCA caused quite a stir in the comments section. Many viewers felt the accommodation is discrimination … Continue reading

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YMCA Offers Women-Only Swim Hours For Muslim Women

With summer now in full swing, San Diegans are heading to beaches and pools to cool off and get exercise. But for East-African women in City Heights, taking a dip isn’t so easy. Many of them are Muslim and can’t … Continue reading

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