Pool makes splash with gender jacuzzi split

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Stockholm’s largest swimming centre, Eriksdalsbadet is making waves after deciding to introduce segregated jacuzzis, following reports of groping beneath the bubbles.

Sweden may have an international reputation for promoting gender equality, but the Eriksdalsbadet complex – home to one of the most popular public swimming pools in Sweden – is introducing segregated hot tubs for the first time.

The move follows reports by increasing numbers of women, who claim they have been groped by men as they relax in the giant bubble baths.

“We’ve got a lot of requests, especially from women, to split the jacuzzis,” Sara Franzén Shilwan, the head of unit at Eriksdalsbadet told The Local, but refused to reveal the number of complaints made.

However she confirmed that there had been a noticeable rise in November and December last year.

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