Mum in hot water at public pool over child nudity ban

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Amanda Crozier was dressing her 16-month-old daughter at the side of a public swimming pool when an attendant approached and told her there was a ban on child nudity. "You're kidding me, aren't you?" the mother of four replied. No, they were not. She was handed a notice that explained the policy was designed to "minimise the risks". So began a national debate yesterday. Managers of the pool at the Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre near Christchurch said some swimmers were offended by child nudity and they were also worried about the risk of paedophiles photographing naked children. "It's not very often I get cross, but I got terribly cross about that," Mrs Crozier said. "It's a shame it has got to that degree really. They tell us they are looking after us, but really they are not because they are making it more difficult for us."

source: Article 'Mum in hot water at public pool over child nudity ban' by Jarrod Booker; www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=546&objectid=10391771; The New Zealand Herald; 18 July 2006