The story I'm about to tell you is true. You will not believe it. Nevertheless, the events are accurate and factual.
Today the idea of swimming nude in a high school gym class seems like something that would absolutely never happen, but in the not to distant past it was the norm for men and boys. Pool chlorination and filtration wasn't as advanced as it is today, and swimwear could cause issues with keeping the water clean. YMCA's, Schools, and other facilities across the United States adopted the policy of men and boys being required to swim nude- the policies were so prevalent that allowing swimwear was actually the exception to the rule.
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Who is Ann Althouse? I think these facility designs and rules were developed by homosexual pederasts. The same reason the ancient Greeks competed naked. Now that homosexuality is out in the open, you get more privacy.
Nude swimmingor skinny dippingis the practice of bathing nakedwhether in natural bodies of water, in swimming poolsor in hot tubs. The term dipping refers to the practice of being immersed in spring waters for health reasons at spa towns. The widespread social convention and practice in 21st century Western nations is for swimmers--especially in public places--to wear swimsuits.
When I was growing up, my family bought a white-and-red lake cottage with flaking paint and moss-covered shingles. Mud Lake was aptly named. Our feet sank into the sludgy bottom, and weeds grew underwater.
Great post John! I know you told me these stories, but it's good to see it in writing. This post brought back horrible memories - thanks, John!
The tortured explanation seemed to, er, satisfy the coaches who had to keep watch! Apparently, requiring that boys swim nude when segregated from girls in both public and school swimming pools was very common across the U. I find it surprising that naked swimming in school pools was that widespread, was tolerated in the uptight '50s and is almost never depicted or referred to in movies or books.