KC Muslim Women Rent Pools In the Area

June 26, 2009

Author: Helen T. Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star


The Kansas City area has no pool catering to the Muslim community; therefore, Muslim women have been paying to use area pools.

One group uses a YMCA pool at 1101 N.E. 47th St. every two or three weeks. About 20 women and girls usually come, said Susan Lynn, who makes the arrangements with the help of a neighbor, who is a member of the Y.

The cost is $8 each, and $5 for children under 5; boys under 5 are permitted. The next swimming date is Sunday. Participants should arrive by 6 p.m. because the doors are locked at 6:15.

“We are always looking to expand the group to bring down the price,” Lynn said.