Interestingly, the issue was resolved in favor of continuing the tradition of nude swimming. Male students protested the double standard of being required to go nude due to wool lint from swimwear clogging pool filters when it did not appear to cause a problem with girls' swim costumes. In Germany nude bathing is more widespread than many other countries. The American Public Health Association recommended in that the best prevention of the transmission of disease in the pools was to shower with soap and swim naked. Follow Bill Online or Twitter. The pool was just another part of the boys locker room.
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Frank Answers About Swimming Naked
American high school and junior high school swimming in many states had policies that followed APHA guidelines. This practice is also found among the Russians and Estonians. Daumier 's Bathers shows youths clumsily hauling off their clothes a symbol of repression and a naked short stocky youth stepping cautiously into the water that represents freedom. In any case, rising living standards post-World War II created a greater desire for privacy. I was never a good diver because I was nearsighted and was always worried about where I would land. Nakedness is a powerful religious and spiritual symbol. InWalton records a man from Crosby having his daughters dipped in the sea to cure a skin complaint.