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It appears some would like nothing better than to sink female-only swims, recently launched at the Sault Ste. Marie YMCA.

Critics charge the concept, geared to cultures and religions that forbid mixed-gender pool outings, is everything from sexist to an attempt by Muslims to bring in Sharia law via the back door.

Kim Caruso is not amused. The YMCA CEO has shouldered a number of e-mails, phone calls and face-to-face encounters with opponents of the Sunday afternoon, one-hour swims, which debuted earlier this month.


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