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Author Topic: Manal Omar on her five piece Islamic swimsuit  (Read 7190 times)
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« Reply #15: April 26, 2007, 08:18:18 pm »

How do you figure?  Unless I'm missing something, it's essentially a wetsuit with a fairly short dress/long shirt over it...  That doesn't seem like much extra loose fabric to me, and certainly nothing that would put one in much more danger of drowning than any other suit that has a short skirt, or the oversized T-shirts some people wear over their suits around here.  And from the article it sounded like the woman writing the article had been swimming laps in hers safely and effectively for some time.

Maybe I am missing something, though...

It could be that I am missing something myself.  It looked to me light cloth 'tights' with other cloth portions.

Have you ever tryed swimming nearly fully clothed?  It is difficult.  In high school I was on the swim team, so I am not inexperienced (just a lot  weaker now) but clothing can really drag you down.  If you want to just sun, go to the park.
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« Reply #16: April 26, 2007, 08:39:17 pm »

It could be that I am missing something myself.  It looked to me light cloth 'tights' with other cloth portions.

Have you ever tryed swimming nearly fully clothed?  It is difficult.  In high school I was on the swim team, so I am not inexperienced (just a lot  weaker now) but clothing can really drag you down.  If you want to just sun, go to the park.

It's made out of swimsuit material- or at least I've seen some like it that were made out of swimsuit material. It's be no heavier in the water than a regular swimsuit.
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« Reply #17: April 26, 2007, 08:40:30 pm »

Have you ever tryed swimming nearly fully clothed?  It is difficult. 

I would imagine it would be...  in clothing not specifically designed with swimming in mind. Wink  I wouldn't want to try it in jeans and much of a shirt at all.  But this is stuff specifically designed to allow Muslim women to swim without compromising their religious beliefs about modesty, so...  I'd think it would be designed a bit better for the purpose than jeans and a sweater or something like that.

I have no personal experience with them, though, I'm just speculating based on the article and photographs.
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« Reply #18: April 26, 2007, 08:46:18 pm »

It could be that I am missing something myself.  It looked to me light cloth 'tights' with other cloth portions.

Have you ever tryed swimming nearly fully clothed?  It is difficult.  In high school I was on the swim team, so I am not inexperienced (just a lot  weaker now) but clothing can really drag you down.  If you want to just sun, go to the park.

I have, it's not fun, but not that difficult. One of the things I had to do in the Navy was tread water for an hour in clothes. We even learned to use our pants as flotation devices for survival Smiley
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« Reply #19: April 27, 2007, 08:17:10 pm »

I have, it's not fun, but not that difficult. One of the things I had to do in the Navy was tread water for an hour in clothes. We even learned to use our pants as flotation devices for survival Smiley

Ocelot, since you were in the navy at the time, I am assuming you were in some kind of reasonable shape or better.  In one of the first post of this thread it made a statement about designed to get Moslum women to get more exercise.  That to me implies they may not be in the best shape.  And if they have not swam much, it is another thing that would make it hard.

So I'm looking at it litterly, there are possible problems with that type of swim were.
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« Reply #20: April 27, 2007, 08:20:50 pm »

Ocelot, since you were in the navy at the time, I am assuming you were in some kind of reasonable shape or better.  In one of the first post of this thread it made a statement about designed to get Moslum women to get more exercise.  That to me implies they may not be in the best shape.  And if they have not swam much, it is another thing that would make it hard.

So I'm looking at it litterly, there are possible problems with that type of swim were.

They're made to be worn while swimming. A Muslim girl in my high school wore one when we went swimming in gym class.
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« Reply #21: July 03, 2007, 12:42:23 am »


I looked around their site, and I quite liked a lot of their clothes; they're modest w/o being a tent. 
            Glad I saw this thread! I haven't been able to swim in almost 3 years due to cancer (melanoma) and it wouldn't bother me to wear something like that!  I always get unusual stares wearing long sleeves and a straw hat in the summer!  I lived in the DC area for many years, had many muslim lady friends, and it was always a 50/50 mix on what they were wearing at pool parties. (ladies only, of course)   This whole thing seems like typical media exploitation
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