"A ROW has broken out over an “ethnics only” swimming session at a council baths.
Muslim and Sikh women and children only can attend the lessons, which encourage those with “religious or cultural issues” to learn to swim.
Blinds have been installed, and Muslim women even have staff of their own faith brought in for the hour-long Thursday sessions at Wolverhampton Central Baths.
The City council defended its decision but admitted receiving complaints. Regular swimmer. Leslie Waugh, 32, said: “It’s mad. It’s segregation not integration.”
But Felicity Roberts for the council said: “Sessions attract large numbers. It’s a success.”