Tarannum Khan, 30, of Apex, N.C., left, and Israa Dorgham, 24, of Raleigh, catch up before changing for their swim class, the first time either has taken lessons. Shades are drawn and paper put over glass doors. COREY LOWENSTEIN / N&O
Tarannum Khan, 30, of Apex, N.C., left, and Israa Dorgham, 24, of Raleigh, catch up before changing for their swim class, the first time either has taken lessons. Shades are drawn and paper put over glass doors. COREY LOWENSTEIN / N&O Corey Lowenstein / Raleigh News & Observer
Tarannum Khan, 30, of Apex, N.C., left, and Israa Dorgham, 24, of Raleigh, catch up before changing for their swim class, the first time either has taken lessons. Shades are drawn and paper put over glass doors. COREY LOWENSTEIN / N&O Corey Lowenstein / Raleigh News & Observer

Learning to swim: For Muslim women in U.S., it's not easy

January 01, 2009 5:07 PM