Australia: ‘Overdressed’ mum barred from pool

A Dapto mum who was not allowed to swim at Port Kembla Olympic Pool because she was wearing too much clothing for the lifeguard’s liking has lodged a complaint with Wollongong council, citing discrimination.

Body-conscious Katherine Pulo wore a rash vest and a stretchy, lightweight dress as she approached the pool with her two sons about 11.45am yesterday.

She told the Mercury she was stopped by a council lifeguard who told her: “I can only let Muslims in the pool in dresses.”

Ms Pulo, 39, who has worn the dress previously without incident, asked “How do you know I’m not Muslim?” The guard replied: “You’re not Muslim.”

h/t Iron Burka