HS nude swimming
the good old days

Lancaster, NY

#113 Apr 26, 2014
I always thought swimming nude in school was for me very normal and fun no one said it was wrong. I never tried to get out of swim class. I liked swimming in the buff with my classmates.
bill

Fort Wayne, IN

#114 Apr 28, 2014
I recall reading about an ultra liberal "hippie" school in England called SUMMERHILL where there was co-ed nudity in some context,but IDK if it was in a pool or in a changing room context. Anyone heard of this place?
bill

Fort Wayne, IN

#116 Apr 30, 2014
Before the advent of swimming pools, outdoor swimming or bathing in lakes or rivers was most likely
to be done nude, at least by males.
I recall a scene from the movie "Tom Sawyer" with John Whitaker in the lead and a very young Jodie Foster in a supporting role. There is a scene where Tom and Huck Finn flash their bare bottoms while swimming in the Mississippi. It seems to me that nonnude bathing became the norm in the Victorian era, and sometimes it filtered down to kids, while sometimes it did not.
Crispy

Beaverton, OR

#118 Apr 30, 2014
djw: There have been posts in the past from swimmers who said that they competed in the nude in high school but wore suits in college. This is the first post I can recall that talks about nude competition in college. Were the teams that you competed against also nude or did they wear suits? Where did you go to high school and what were the circumstances there?
MaltaMon

Bellmawr, NJ

#119 May 1, 2014
Crispy, DJW did not write it. He just posted it. None of his material is original; none of what he posts is about him. He searches The web for anecdotes about schoolboys forced to nudity by adults, copies them and pastes them. You will note as well that he often posts these pieces, all of which appeal to his sexual fixation on young boys, under other screen names, including mine. DJW is British, lives in the UK and, of course, posts from home. I live in the United States and have never posted from outside this country. Please understand that any sincere effort to engage DJW in a serious discussion, while it is certain to elicit prompt and profuse replies from DJ, will beget nothing original, much less anything that is actually responsive.
bill

Fort Wayne, IN

#121 May 2, 2014
Seems to me that young college boys who had been through 10 years of either childhood nude swimming or showering without privacy in old fashioned locker rooms would have no problems doing the required swim length for college, suit or no suit.
Richard

Utica, NY

#123 May 3, 2014
Nude swimming in High School ? Yup,start of the school year one of our coach's would hold the first pt session in the the locker room, telling us to strip to our socks, and towel wrap. The coach did the the same thing, naked, his towel around his waist he would combine a "health class on hygiene" with rules which included does and don't sis..no horse play, after gym class EVERYBODY showered, and team sports after school ..swimming, football etc meant stripping and showering. t ease our Nude Panic, coach would go over the same thing we had heard before, all guys mature at different stages, and it didn't matter what "size" you were, it was pretty much the same body part. We nervously laughed, the he told us to "drop towel, look at the guy to your left, and the one to your right, ok? Everyone still ALIVE.? OK, I might ad tha he dropped his towel also, yes he had a lot to see, and we laughed and made him red faced when some joker would whistle when he dropped his towel. We ALL went and showered dried off and didn't have any trouble after that...I made a difference.
bill

Fort Wayne, IN

#124 May 3, 2014
Are there any old time coaches who actually supervised nude swimming who are willing to post here?

Since: May 14

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#125 May 14, 2014
I think any such coaches are now dead.
bill

Fort Wayne, IN

#128 May 18, 2014
More to the point: are there any old ladies out there who once supervised, or taught swimming, to naked boys?

Since: May 14

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#129 May 22, 2014
I missed out on the Y experience. I would have liked to have swum nude in 2nd or 3rd grade.
MaltaMon

Dorval, Canada

#130 May 24, 2014
bill wrote:
More to the point: are there any old ladies out there who once supervised, or taught swimming, to naked boys?
I did.
Phil

Barcelona, Spain

#131 May 25, 2014
I love skinny dipping with Molly.
djw

Pineda, Spain

#133 May 26, 2014
Rodny wrote:
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Why 2nd or 3rd grade?
But I think you have a point because starting forced nude swimming in JR High is probably the worst age to do it.
If it started in junior grades it would not have been such a big deal and would have gotten the boys used to it by the time they reached puberty.
I think the main reason was that very few, if any, elementary/primary public schools had a swimming pool. These were mostly in private schools.
That is correct most primary schools dont have them. Only middle and secondary schools. It is like the school shower in the UK it started aged 13 and ended after age 14. Two years of state enforced misery between September 1985 and April 1987. At least in Denmark showering starts at Kindergarten aged 3 and ends at 18 so it is gender nuetral and kids have time to adjust.

I never saw the point in imposing bogus hygiene grounds when you were on the cusp of puberty when you did not have to was when young and then when you were 15 and 16 and old enough to hit the teacher back, the compulsory rule stopped!
Phil

Manchester, UK

#134 May 26, 2014
djw wrote:
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That is correct most primary schools dont have them. Only middle and secondary schools. It is like the school shower in the UK it started aged 13 and ended after age 14. Two years of state enforced misery between September 1985 and April 1987. At least in Denmark showering starts at Kindergarten aged 3 and ends at 18 so it is gender nuetral and kids have time to adjust.
I never saw the point in imposing bogus hygiene grounds when you were on the cusp of puberty when you did not have to was when young and then when you were 15 and 16 and old enough to hit the teacher back, the compulsory rule stopped!
Time to grow up, DJW and move on like most of the planet.
You sitting in your bedroom looking for and copying posts containing any mention of boys in locker rooms is going to change absolutely nothing.
Stop deluding yourself and get on with your life instead of letting it eat away at you.
Unless of course as I suspect you are (not so) secretly excited at the memories.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#136 May 27, 2014
Too bad we did not have nude swimming in middle school. That would have been cool.
Darling Jets Westward

Barcelona, Spain

#137 May 27, 2014
Rodny wrote:
I must say that nude swimming was fun, once one got used to it.
And being looked at and admired by adults at school, whether male or female, was a compliment and not something to be ashamed of.
Unfortunately, Phil agrees with you clearly it does not éat away at him and he is clearly excited by my posts about my own childhood especially the day in early 1987 when we had to swim in our see through white shorts because gymnastics was cancelled at the last moment. Clearly they never would have made girls swim in their more modest black shorts but then he swum nude at Manchester grammar back in 1973!

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#138 May 27, 2014
Even in high schools with no pools, which was the majority of them, showering w/o privacy after PE classes and athletic practices was ubiquitous and universal.

Not today, when HS kids will darn near take a bath in Axe deodorant after gym
rather than take a normal shower.
Phil

Manchester, UK

#140 Jun 6, 2014
Darling Jets Westward wrote:
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Unfortunately, Phil agrees with you clearly it does not éat away at him and he is clearly excited by my posts about my own childhood especially the day in early 1987 when we had to swim in our see through white shorts because gymnastics was cancelled at the last moment. Clearly they never would have made girls swim in their more modest black shorts but then he swum nude at Manchester grammar back in 1973!
"...but then he swum nude at Manchester grammar back in 1973"

I didn't.
But I am sure you would rather I did.
You would be begging me to tell you how it was.
MaltaMon

Montross, VA

#141 Jun 7, 2014
"...(JM) The US is a colder darker place without you." Interesting thought, isn't it? Where would he be going, DJ? If jm1983j truly exists, if he is an American and lives in the United States, why contemplate an America "without" him? And why have you become so attached to one who ostensibly is to you a total stranger who has posted for barley (no pun intended) two weeks his fond "memories" of swimming nude as a child and of being sexually attracted to his nude classmates that you lament his departure from these threads? You're a fraud, DJ, and you give yourself away every time you post.

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