Naked boys swim

Duration: 6min 13sec Views: 1890 Submitted: 01.03.2020
Category: Vintage
The lengths to which Greece schools have gone to spare teenage students the anxiety of changing clothes for gym class has men of a certain generation shaking their heads. No running on the deck. No horseplay. No diving in the shallow end. Take a shower before swimming. Swim naked.

Boys swim nude

Andreatta: When boys swam nude in gym class

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. Many places adopted the practice before the decree. The same publication in featured a photograph of nude boys swimming at a pond at the Springfield, Mass. Images of naked adolescent boys swimming appeared in national publications, including Life Magazine.

Andreatta: When boys swam nude in gym class

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Then, your gym teacher tells you to strip naked and walk onto the pool deck with your nude male classmates. Yes, those same classmates you sit next to in math. But for more than 50 years even until , by some accounts , this was standard policy at public high schools in Chicago and across the country. Michael and several other listeners have sent questions to Curious City asking for more information about the school policy. Specifically, Michael asked: Why did Chicago boys swim naked in high school?