Posted October 14, 2018 11:21:33 The university of Calgary is in the midst of a major fish-related controversy.
A spokesperson for the university told Global News that students at the school have been asked to dress up as fish to swim with in the swimming pool at the university.
The spokesperson says students can wear the fish swim attire as long as it does not interfere with the other students in the pool, and it’s also allowed to wear a towel around their head.
Students have been dressed up as sea lions in a variety of styles, including fish swimsuits, and the spokesperson says the university’s “fish swimming” swimwear policy is not limited to fish.
In a statement to Global News, university spokesperson Adam Korn said:The university of Alberta’s policy regarding swimming is a clear guideline that we follow to protect the health and safety of our students and staff.
While it’s not clear if this swimwear will be worn in future, it is an example of our commitment to making sure our students are comfortable and safe while in our swimming pools.
Global News contacted the University of Calgary to confirm if the university had adopted the policy and the university spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A photo of a student wearing a fish swimming outfit was posted to Instagram by an unidentified user in early October.
The university spokesperson said the swimwear was not mandatory and that students could choose to wear it if they wanted to.
“We understand that some students might feel uncomfortable with the costume, but that is not the case with all of our student bodies.
Students are welcome to wear whatever swimwear they choose, including any type of swimwear that they choose to do,” the spokesperson said.