This isn't a joke or a hoax. I have heard from several reliable, independent sources that prior to nudity was mandatory in Duluth's junior-high swim classes. The classes weren't co-ed, of course; there were separate classes for boys and girls.
I'm working on my writing see link in my profilethinking about instances in which males, young or old, were required to be naked. Swimming, at the Y, at ivy league intramural meets. But why?
Apparently, inas part of a freshman requirement for the city college he attended, all male students took a swim class at the YMCA. He remembers the instructor telling them something about it being more sanitary that way. Was his swim teacher some pervy old dude?
View Full Version : Did you go to a school that made you swim naked? Heard this on the radio, saying it was kinda normal sometime ago. What say you? Also, did they make you walk around the pool to dry off?
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.
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From mistresses to treadmills, these men have as many forms of relaxation as sources of stress. But some of the city's titans have a secret. They meet around private pools in private clubs and swim together, naked.
The first time I saw a boy naked, I'd already lost my virginity months before. My boyfriend and I had Done It in one of those half-dressed, in the dark, "didn't know that's where we were headed that night" kind of moments. It was over very fast, and with all apologies to that boyfriend, it was not the time of my life. Seeing a boy naked kind of was, though.
Tags: None. I am trying to gather information for a public access TV program I would like to make about the old practice of requiring boys to swim nude in gym class. Apparently this was standard procedure in many midwest and northeast states.