It is clear that we use either a clause or a noun after "during". Some colleagues insist on using nouns only after "during" and refuse to use the gerund at all. What about the verbs that their  noun is formed by using "ing" as ( swimming, reading ........ etc). 

Note: I am not asking dangling modifiers.

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Hello, elsayedelsaidy, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange.

I agree with your colleagues. This is what the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English says:

► Don’t say ‘during doing something’ or ‘during someone does something’. Use 'while'They chatted while waiting for the train (NOT during waiting for the train). | He stole her money while she slept (NOT during she slept).

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