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nude gym class swimming how friggin' wierd

#1 User is offline   Goose 

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Posted 22 October 2003 - 12:16 PM

Any of you old farts online ever have to do this, i heard of it before but didn't know it was so widespread around the country, sounds like a lot of gay gym teachers got their fill every day

It is hard to believe that there was once a time when many junior highs, high schools, colleges, universities and YMCAs featured swim class wherein all male students were required to swim nude. The practice was that females always wore full bathing suits when using the same pool facilities; however, it was mandatory that all males remain completely naked while in the pool area. The purpose why only the males were required to participate nude and not the females is unclear - some claim it had to do with the antiquated pool filtering systems getting clogged, others say that the lockers would smell terribly if wet suits were left for long periods of time in the lockers. Based upon articles we have read, including those linked below, the practice was wide spread across the country until the 1970s when it apparently died out when it became more common for females to use the facilities at the same time as the men.

The gym classes typically began with all males stripping completely in the locker rooms and thereafter entering the large pool area. They would line up nude for roll call and instructions from the coach or instructor, who was routinely clothed. Thereafter the entire swimming class was conducted with the guys remaining naked. This often created an odd dynamic as many of these old indoor pool areas were not secured well and were in coed environments. Female gym classes may have been held in adjacent rooms, and often the female locker rooms also emptied into the pool area, although the female and male classes were segregated.
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 12:25 PM

Yep, that's the way it was done when I was in junior high in Hazel Park in 1961. The reason given was that guys wouldn't take the time to properly care for a swimsuit and it would be all moldy and mildew covered in no time, while the girls knew better.

The girls' class came out a different door into the same pool area we used (only one pool, of course) the next period after us, but somehow the classes were staggered in such a way that our coach got us out and while we were in the locker room showering and dressing to go to our next class, the girls were in the pool. The doors to the pool locked from the outside pool area but not from the inside. So it wasn't too unexpected when finally a bunch of tough characters took my friend Pete right out of the shower buck naked and bodily hauled him back into the pool area and threw him in before retreating back to the locker room and leaving him stranded, naked and pulling on the locked door. There was some discipline handed out but I think everyone involved thought it was worth it, except Pete of course. I don't think he ever fully recovered from the embarrassment!
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 12:39 PM

It's amazing what school's did to students for idiotic reasons. Here is another story from a Ivy League school that the students were made to take nude "posture" photographs for research or analysis of their spine. They say that many now famous people were photographed, Among those said to have submitted to this photography: Diane Sawyer, George Pataki, Hillary Rodham, Bob Woodward and Meryl Streep., and the whereabouts of some of these photos are unknown.

http://www.digitas.harvard.edu/~perspy/old...pr/campaff.html

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Posted 22 October 2003 - 12:42 PM

Reading this thread made me think of the movie Porky's.



This post has been edited by Snowmaker: 22 October 2003 - 12:43 PM

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Posted 22 October 2003 - 01:03 PM

Snow, that animation has to be the funniest thing you have ever posted!!! That boy must have closed his eyes too soon huh? His poor knees!

Still LOL though!
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE(Capt'n Mike @ Oct 22 2003, 02:03 PM)
Snow, that animation has to be the funniest thing you have ever posted!!! That boy must have closed his eyes too soon huh? His poor knees!

Still LOL though!

I might still have the actual video file of it if you want me to email it.
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE(Snowmaker @ Oct 22 2003, 02:14 PM)
QUOTE(Capt'n Mike @ Oct 22 2003, 02:03 PM)
Snow, that animation has to be the funniest thing you have ever posted!!!  That boy must have closed his eyes too soon huh?  His poor knees!

Still LOL though!

I might still have the actual video file of it if you want me to email it.

Sure, go ahead. Let me know what you used to convert it to an animated GIF too. Curious.
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 01:23 PM

QUOTE(Capt'n Mike @ Oct 22 2003, 02:20 PM)
Sure, go ahead. Let me know what you used to convert it to an animated GIF too. Curious.

I sent it to your AMS address.

I didn't convert it. I found the GIF online somewhere. Its easier that way. biggrin.gif
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 01:37 PM

It's true. Boys high school gym class swimming lessons in the nude, 1966 -1968. BTW, who you callin' an old fart. mad.gif
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 02:52 PM

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Yep, that's the way it was done when I was in junior high in Hazel Park in 1961


Fitzgerald High School, same vintage,

We used to tell dirty stories to "encourage" a response. LOL

Especialyy while practicing certain types of strokes.
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 03:09 PM

That's frigg'n crazy. Could you imagine if they tried to do that now....parents would be suing like crazy....wait there already doing that. blink.gif
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 03:36 PM

Well, back then we were only a few short years away from possible military service and no one thought anything of us all running around naked. I have to admit it wasn't half as embarassing as getting a hernia exam at Fort Wayne when you got to the head of the line and you bent over in front of everybody, dropped your shorts (all you had on was underpants and shoes), bent over and got the good old "digital exam" (sounds hightech but it ain't - remember, the finger is a digit).

But back in junior high the majority of us babyfat, buttonbuck 12 year olds did have to stick together against the guys among us who, for some unknown reason, were already built like future porn stars. There was alot of unwanted name calling and towel snapping, let me tell you. It's funny, I've met some of these same bullies at reunions and we all sort of end up the same, just a bunch of old guys who usually only remember the good times we shared.

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Posted 22 October 2003 - 04:09 PM

It was like that when I went to JH in Grosse Pointe, and I am NOT old.
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 04:42 PM

Can't imagine doing that at 13 years old and still sporting a 5 year old unit. It was tough enough showering next to some of these early bloomers with a full beard and John Holms between their legs. My buddy used to get peed on in the shower as they called him a little boy. I fortunatly kept to myself and showered around the corner away from the action.

Maybe this is why so many dudes have problems peeing in a public place in front of other dudes. I feel sorry for those guys who have to wait for a stall at crowded hockey or football games cause they are traumatized to show their pecker in public.
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 04:44 PM

heres a thought,
fit chic give aerobic classes naked to us lscn guys.
we will pack that studio for that, and get some good visual stimulation while we excercise wink.gif
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