Who is Ann Althouse? I think these facility designs and rules were developed by homosexual pederasts. The same reason the ancient Greeks competed naked.
BizarreMan : Just curiously, do other cultures who do not have the same taboo about nudity as the US have similar issues with abuse? LarryDan43 : Can you even call yourself a man if you don't get naked and swim with other men? NewportBarGuy : But, you'll never understand the depravity of people who are rich, bored, and suffer no consequences.
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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.
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Author: James [ Edit View ]. A couple of times some guys mom came by to pick a kid up early or drop something off. But whenever it was a public meet where females were present we were required to wear trunks.
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Apparently, inas part of a freshman requirement for the city college he attended, all male students took a swim class at the YMCA. He remembers the instructor telling them something about it being more sanitary that way. Was his swim teacher some pervy old dude?