Accommodations Made for Muslim Women to Swim

July 28, 2003

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

On July 28, 2003 the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported that "a group of women and their children from the University of Iowa Association of Muslims in America enjoyed a rare delight Sunday night - swimming... Workers at the Coralville Recreation Center taped up the windows to give the women privacy required by their religious and cultural dogmas. When the summer heat soars above 90 degrees, Muslims do not have the luxury of dipping in the nearest city pool."