The origins of nude swimming can be found well before the guideline was published. When the first indoor pool opened at the Brooklyn YMCA in , the organization required men and boys to swim naked. Other reasons given by administrators during the era included concerns about the expense of bathing suits, newspaper articles of the time indicate. Others in favor of naked swimming said the practice prepared boys for adulthood.
Support Lush Stories
Not a free member yet?
Nude swimming , or skinny dipping , is the practice of bathing naked , whether in natural bodies of water, in swimming pools , or in hot tubs. The term skinny-dip was first recorded in English in Thomas Guidott set up a medical practice in the English town of Bath in He became interested in the curative properties of the waters. In , he wrote A discourse of Bathe, and the hot waters there. Also, Some Enquiries into the Nature of the water. This brought the health-giving properties of the hot mineral waters to the attention of the aristocracy.
Swimming naked: my high school swim team did!
After watching swim team meets between other schools, I tried out for our high school swim team I attended Harrison High School in Chicago from and what do you know, I made it! As I relive this memory it also talks to how swimming has changed in six decades and all for the better. I went to my first practice session in our swimming pool and I saw no one wearing a bathing suit.
A junior in high school has to swim naked on his swim practice. The bell rang. Everyone jumped out of their desks and bolted for the door, except for a few students, including me. The other three were girls. One of them, whose name was Elana, was talking to another one named Alexis. The third was a girl named Alice. She was packing up her backpack.