Hamilton women-only swimming plan sparks controversy

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A Hamilton public swimming pool is considering “women only” sessions to try to encourage more into the water.

The controversial move by Hamilton’s Gallagher Aquatic Centre is seen as “separatist” by some, but women’s groups say it’s a great idea.

The aquatic centre is planning to shut its door to men to give women a few hours a week on their own.

“I think it’s great because after I’ve had so many kids I’m a bit body-conscious. Actually having a women’s-only session would be really good,” ONE woman swimmer in the pool told ONE News.

Hamilton City Council say the move is all about water safety and encouraging more women to swim.

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