« October's most popular posts | Main | How you can benefit from healthful oils »

November 15, 2011

Female-only swimming in Columbia

At the Columbia Swim Center pool in Wilde Lake, members of People Acting Together in Howard, from left: Amy Lamke; her daughter Katlin Lamke; Anne Gould of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia; Safiyah Blake of the Dar Al Taqwa mosque' Cynthia Marshall, lead organizer; Shehlla Khan and her daughter, Zaineb Khan, 3, of the Dar Al Taqwa mosque. They advocated for the Columbia Association to offer private swim times for women twice a week. Women's swim time will be offered during a trial period at this pool through the first week of January.

Continue reading "Columbia Association to hold woman-only swim times" >>

Posted by Patrick Maynard at 9:49 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Swimming


I appreciate they may feel they need their own time for whatever reason, but isn't this discrimination? I would imagine people would be raising hell if it was a white only or even a male only swim.

What a crock of they make a similar accommodations for orthodox men to swim without women ???

Post a comment

All comments must be approved by the blog author. Please do not resubmit comments if they do not immediately appear. You are not required to use your full name when posting, but you should use a real e-mail address. Comments may be republished in print, but we will not publish your e-mail address. Our full Terms of Service are available here.

Verification (needed to reduce spam):

About Exercists
Andrea Siegel, a reporter at The Baltimore Sun, covers mostly crime and courts in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, as well as legal issues. She wishes she was more physically fit, and, as she's more fond of chocolate than exercise, fitness is a challenge. Her partner on a one-mile-plus daily walk is the family dog, a mixed breed named Moxie, and she exercises at the gym where the D.C. snipers once worked out.
Jerry Jackson has been a photo editor at The Baltimore Sun for 14 years and an avid cyclist for more than 30 years. Inspired by the movie "Breaking Away," he started racing as a teenager in Mississippi when leather "brain baskets" were still the norm. He regularly commutes to work by bike and still enters several mountain bike races a year for fun.
View Twitter feed
Patrick Maynard, who will be writing about running and walking, has been a producer for since 2008. In 2009, he tweeted on-course for the Sun from the Baltimore Marathon, finishing in just under 4 hours and almost managing to run the whole time. He sometimes walks to the Sun offices on Calvert Street.
View Twitter feed
Leeann Adams, a multimedia editor at The Baltimore Sun, also dabbles in content for the mobile website and iPhone app and covers the Ravens via video. She did a triathlon to celebrate her 40th birthday and continues to swim, bike and run -- none of them quickly, though. Her biggest fitness challenge is to balance working, working out, spending time with her husband and being a mom to a 6-year-old boy.
View Twitter feed
Anica Butler, the Sun's crime editor, is a former high school runner and recovering vegetarian who spent more of her early-adult years on a bar stool than working out. She is currently training (though poorly) for a half marathon and is trying to live a generally healthier lifestyle. She also hates the gym.
View Twitter feed

Most Recent Comments
Baltimore Sun coverage
Reader photos

Share your race photos
Upload your photos from races. Post times, if you like.
Stay connected