Today the idea of swimming nude in a high school gym class seems like something that would absolutely never happen, but in the not to distant past it was the norm for men and boys. Pool chlorination and filtration wasn't as advanced as it is today, and swimwear could cause issues with keeping the water clean. YMCA's, Schools, and other facilities across the United States adopted the policy of men and boys being required to swim nude- the policies were so prevalent that allowing swimwear was actually the exception to the rule. Boys were required to shower and clean their whole body with soap before entering the pool. The American Public Health Association maintained their recommendation until Not all schools dropped their nude swimming policies at that time though. Chicago Public Schools, for example kept them for another 20 years.
The photo evidences that during this period, boys swam nude at many public swimming areas, even in the US.
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Midth Century Photo source unknown Click on photo to enlarge The origins of this photo are unknown. What is noteworthy is that this group of people are at a public beach and the three boys in foreground, one of whom appears to be about 10 or 11 years of age, are all naked, although all older males wear bathing suits.
Vintage Photograph - s Click on photo to enlarge In this photo, we see several children playing on a backyard slide. As can be seen, the girls are wearing pants to protect their modesty. The boy, however, is completely naked.
Again, society deemed very appropriate dress for the respective genders during this era. Vintage Photograph - Click on photo to enlarge So accustomed were boys to swimming in the nude at public swimming areas that these two boys thought nothing of walking down this open road completely naked to get to their swimming spot as opposed to waiting until they arrive to undress.
Bear in mind this movie was intended to be seen by the entire family; thus, seeing boys completely naked at a river bank was considered a normal experience for anyone regardless of age or gender as late as The two photos to the right and left feature boys swimming nude while clothed girls swim with them. In the one to the right, a girl watches a bevy of naked boys frolic about in the water. Although this would be inconceivable during our present era, it evidences that in the s and before, it was often considered to be perfectly acceptable for girls to view nude boys swimming.
This was due to both custom and the crude water filtration systems of the era, which were easily clogged by the cotton and wool fibers of bathing suits. It should be noted that girls were never required to swim nude, but instead, unlike the boys, swimsuits were furnished females to protect their modesty and pride.
No evidence has ever been presented wherein coed swim classes were allowed at any school or public pool during the era when boys swam nude, and classes were always segregated by gender, although a number of anecdotal stories have been published evidencing embarrassing accidents when the girl swim class entered the pool area while boys were in the same pool area, or, when girls would be able to peer into the pool area through the doors while the boys swam in the raw.
Historical Film Archive Historic Flim Archive - European Seaside Historic Film Archive - through Click on icon on bottom right of screen to expand for full screen viewing This video features rare historic footage of the European coast and swimming eras roughly towards the end of the Edwardian Era. The footage is consistent with some of the books, journals and articles posted on this site addressing the last days on an era wherein men and boys swam in the nude at public venues, even when in the presence of females.
Towards the end of this era, virtually all men and some boys began wearing swimming trunks in public watering places.
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However, consistent with the written documentation presented on the other sub-pages, there were still a few men that continued the practices established in the early Victorian Era of swimming naked. In the video capture top on the right taken approximately 20 seconds into the video, a lone man who has just completed his swimming appears to be stark naked as he stands in front of a packed, mix-gender crowd on the rocky shore.
Then, as can be seen in the video capture to the right taken about 27 seconds into the film, there is no question that a completely naked young man walks right past a group of men in women playing in the surf.
One cannot be sure, but it appears that at least one of the men laying in the waters may also be nude. One woman talks to the naked young man as he passes and continues to watch him with interest; however, all seem to respond that his being complete nude and walking about in the presence of women is unremarkable and something they may have seen numerous times before.
As the film progresses it takes you to the shores of a sandier beach with dunes. The video shows a man that has stripped naked run across the sand into the water.
It then shows a group of people including a number of young women also on the beach, but dressed in the very conservative dress typical of the late Victorian Era.
Subsequently, it shows where the man was running, and it was to join a group of about a dozen or more men and boys jumping around in the surf, as can be seen in the video capture to the left. All are stark naked. This film evidences the dichotomy of conservative dress of the era.
When walking about at seaside resorts and along the boardwalk, men and women alike were both expected to dress conservatively. Men are always seen wearing hats, and never were men to expose their chest or arms. And it was consider vulgar for any woman to let a man see her ankles in public.
Yet despite this culture, a woman could readily see a man that otherwise would wear conservative dress completely stark naked from head-to-foot when at certain beaches, which would surely get him arrested for indecent exposure today despite our far more liberal view on dress and bathing suits. As can be seen in the video capture to the left, at approximately minutes into the film, the scene changes to a lakefront swimming area.
The swimming area is bifurcated by a tall fence that stretches from the beach huts into the first approximately 20 feet of the lake. The dividing line is to separate the genders, which was common at many seaside and lakeside resorts in the 19th century due to the men ususally swimming nude. The era here is evidenced by more of the men wearing bathing trunks, although a few still appear to be nude. However, must of the boys in the early teens and younger are still completely nude.
It should be noted that even though a fence prevents each gender from viewing the other while still on the beach, one can see that upon walking into the lake one is only in about a foot of water when the fence ends, thus allowing the women to see the men and boys from below their knees and up.
The genders frolic in the waters only a matter of feet apart. At about into the video, the scene once again changes to what appears to be a shallow bay front with thousands of people at play.
Most of the men and boys are nude, and there seems to be a general separation of the genders; however, there is overlap.
Women and girls can be seen walking about areas where the males are at.
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In the video capture to the right, two young females walk amongst a group of boys, several of which are stark naked. Children at Lakeside circa Historic Film Archive - Click on icon on bottom right of screen to expand for full screen viewing This video also features rare historic footage of the European swimming practices as ofand shows both boys and girls playing together in the water without any separation. As one can see, virtually all boys younger than about 11 or so are completely stark naked whereas all girls, without exception, are wearing swimsuits.
As one can see, virtually all boys younger than about 11 or so are completely stark naked whereas all girls, without exception, are wearing swimsuits. The acceptability of the age of boys that. Mar 25, Yes, it is true. I remember those days. My folks moved from a small rural town to one a bit larger. My new school had an indoor pool adjacent to the gymnasium. It hadn't been an issue for me prior to the move, but yes, part of our physical educati. Jan 09, This young wealthy blond boy has a huge pool in his backyard he is completely naked skinny dipping with his rock hard dick playing on a float showing his.
The acceptability of the age of boys that would swim nude slowly decreased from the mid 19th century onward, and in this video it seems that boys that were over, say, 12, would wear suits. However, as found in other documents within this site on adjoining sub-pages, boys up to 16 years in age were seen gallivanting completely naked with females present at certain seaside areas in the UK up through the late 19th century.
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Again, during this period we begin to see inconsistencies in how these young men are dressed. Bathing suits are becoming less of a stigma evidencing a lack of masculinity and we can see several of the fellows are wearing them.
But in all honesty, most boys probably just found out they were pretty average. Girls must wear swim suits and boys must be nude. But not in the same room. BaileyisDarcy the classes were separate. But I'd read about this before. And for instance at public swimming lessons the boys would be on their own - while their sisters and mothers waited for them watching from the viewing gallery.
And there were often female coaches lifeguards etc around. You can see one in the top photo. Not only males: www. Share Facebook. Add Opinion. You forgot the worst part looking back on this from a perspective I don't think at the beginning there was much issue with all of this, but it was indeed more and more parents and their boys alike who complained about this policy and having to be put up for inspection, especially after pools installed filtration systems and better ways to keep them sanitary.
I never knew this, very interesting :- Also they cared more about the water and the toxic chemicals in swimming suits. That's very interesting to know.
YMCA's, Schools, and other facilities across the United States adopted the policy of men and boys being required to swim nude- the policies were so prevalent that allowing swimwear was actually the exception to the rule. Boys were required to shower and clean their whole body with soap before entering the pool. Sep 10, It's hard to imagine that any high school would require boys to swim naked today. But for more than 50 years (even until , by some accounts), this was standard policy at . Sep 22, It may be inconceivable to anyone under 50, but nude swimming was standard for high school boys in Rochester and in many American cities and states until at least
I prefer if people were more open about being nude and accept their natural bodies. ShyBoy Xper 1. I actually spent a couple of years in a foster home between the ages of 12 and I was one of 5 living there - ratios of male to female varied as residents were coming and going quite quickly - most of them were just temporary. Anyway, we had an indoor swimming pool and we used to swim a couple of times a week.
The place was run by 2 women who for some reason encouraged us boys to swim naked - I thought it was weird at first but went along with it and soon got used to being completely naked in front of the girls who were all wearing swimsuits. Note that in the written instructions, they should be nude in pools exclusively for males.
Yet in the photo there are women staff in attendance. Also, when I went to Navy boot camp, we had to swim nude, much more recently than the schools in the article. Sign Up Now! Related myTakes. When you really think you are a shining star, but you are nothing but a rusty penny at the bottom of a wishing well. One small truth about me majoring Computer Science Faculty.
It's not what you think it is at first. Sort Girls First Guys First. At some private schools in UK, girls were naked too. NOT at the same time as boys, though! Awesome find on the pics. TuMeManques Yoda. In cold water, very few have a big one. Show All Show Less. The "Costanza Effect" on mass display? Reading this it was obviously done for health reasons.
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No running on the deck. No horseplay. No diving in the shallow end. Take a shower before swimming.
Swim naked. No chewing gum. It may be inconceivable to anyone under 50, but nude swimming was standard for high school boys in Rochester and in many American cities and states until at least Girls, who swam separately from boys, were spared the indignity, although they have their own horror stories of school-issued swimsuits that clung like cellophane. Once you got to the pool you just jumped in.
When the practice ended is almost as much of a mystery as why it began. Nude swimming in gym class, it seems, was like what happens in Vegas: It stayed in gym class. Did the school board know it was happening?