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When boys swam naked
Skinny dipping in P.E. memory sparked by Pokin Around reader's story
Or maybe it was a question, too. The building is gone. So the girls swam at the Boys Club. Let's be clear: There wasn't. It was in a physical education swimming class. Today, it seems bizarre to me.
Nude swimming , or skinny dipping , is the practice of bathing naked , whether in natural bodies of water, in swimming pools , or in hot tubs. The term skinny-dip was first recorded in English in In , the Bishop of Bath and Wells , Thomas Beckynton , issued the following "injunction and order to the archdeacon of Bath and his official, and all the rectors, vicars and chaplains of the city and archdeaconry of Bath":. Thomas Guidott set up a medical practice in the English town of Bath in
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. Curious City listener Michael San Filippo grew up hearing stories about what it was like from his dad.