Swim body ‘soz’ for bikini ad­vice

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NA­TIONAL gov­ern­ing body Swim Eng­land re­moved an ar­ti­cle from its web­site which sug­gested how women could look slimmer in the pool…after a busy­body fem­i­nist com­plained.

The piece ad­vised that women with a “jig­gly belly” should avoid biki­nis and said be­ing pear-shaped has “of­ten been the plague of women”.

The ar­ti­cle had been on the web­site since 2010, but was re­moved after prod­nose Si­mone Webb – who is do­ing a PhD in so-called gen­der stud­ies – spot­ted it and caused a song and dance on Twit­ter.

Faced with some mi­nor on­line crit­i­cism, Swim Eng­land im­me­di­ately apol­o­gised and ditched the ar­ti­cle.

A spokesper­son grov­elled: “We apol­o­gise for any of­fence this old in­for­ma­tion may have caused.”

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