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Poorer residents of Marseille, illustrated by North Africans, are suffering from inequality in swimming achievement because of lack of access to public pools, this article claims. Not mentioned is that many of the North Africans are likely not allowed to swim in pools by their families and co-ethnics (some teenage Muslim girls), while others are not wanted by native French due to their behavior in public pools. This article from 1964 describes scenes recreated across France, Europe and even further afield by these victims of inequality.

New York Times:

One hot evening this summer, Yanis Fatnassi left his home in a gritty northern neighborhood of this Mediterranean city, his swim goggles, bathing suit and swimming cap shoved in his backpack.

After about 40 minutes on a bus meandering past high-rise buildings and dilapidated parking lots, and then a short walk, Yanis, 17, arrived at the Martine swimming pool.

Luckily, the 25-meter pool, its rusty, spaceshiplike roof glowing in the setting sun, was open.


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Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is in the middle of the map below.

54.5° N
17.1° W
27.9° E
32° N


Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

France (FR) is estimated to have a population of 66.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.7 million.