When I was Senior in high school, a state cop caught a bunch of us us guys skinny dipping in the local reservoir. Boys nude and girls in suits - early 20th century. At first, swimming competitions did not draw a lot of spectators. Flopping wieners and lopsided asses were everywhere. Rather, I was created as a body—a body with a mind and a soul. The physical culture movement was partly inspired by the Romantic Greek Revival movement.
Seems to send the old message that nakedness is somehow prurient or at least inappropriate? I remember that our swimming teacher, Mr. Ys spread quickly to main cities in other countries. Trafalgar Square, London - Click on photos to enlarge In the two photos to the left and right, we see young kids playing in the cool waters of the famous Trafalgar Square in Dancing Ledge, Dorset, England - Early 20th Century Click on photo to enlarge In the early 20th century, the rocky shore at Dancing Ledge was a popular gathering area used by girls and boys of a number of local preparatory school. Our society today tends to have crazy attitudes toward the body.
It is possible that some readers of the Voy forum may have vented vicarious empathy at the expense of truth. In addition, it did not matter if you were a star athlete or a "burnout" jonesing for smoke between classes, you were required to take PE. Clarence H White-Pipes of Pan. This occurred at the same time that boys in the schools and YMCAs were naked when being taught to swim. As can be seen in the video capture to the left, at approximately 1:
Gloeden, Wilhelm von - n. Was that a shark or just a bit of seaweed? Boy who suffered from infantile paralysis. Afraid that someone would discover the evidence the next day in the water, I jumped out of the pool. Not caring that I dripped water all over him, he hugged me to his chest. Perhaps if we didn't talk about it, it would go away. I looked forward to going back there each year.