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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 03:14 PM
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11. It didn't end in the YMCA until the 50s, when they started admitting
women to the pools. Until then swimsuits were not allowed. In schools, it went on into the 70s in some schools, and may still be in place in some single-sex private schools for all I know.
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  -Muh?? View from an ex PSU player. (coaches were weird) Are_grits_groceries  Nov-14-11 02:15 PM   #0 
  - Doesn't sound so weird to me...  GKirk   Nov-14-11 02:19 PM   #1 
  - Everything you just posted sounds creepy to me  snooper2   Nov-14-11 02:21 PM   #3 
  - Well...  GKirk   Nov-14-11 02:28 PM   #5 
  - You were expected to swim naked at your elementary school?  Spazito   Nov-14-11 03:20 PM   #15 
  - Nope...  GKirk   Nov-14-11 05:41 PM   #16 
  - As creepy as it sounds, naked swimming used to be the norm  Taverner   Nov-14-11 03:18 PM   #14 
  - What was the reasoning for swimming naked?  liberal N proud   Nov-14-11 02:40 PM   #6 
     - It was pretty common in the 50s and 60s. I don't know why, but  MineralMan   Nov-14-11 02:46 PM   #7 
     - I grew up on Iron Range in the 50's and we swam naked too  vssmith   Nov-14-11 03:14 PM   #12 
     - I don't think a reason was given....  GKirk   Nov-14-11 02:49 PM   #8 
     - I think it was a laundry issue.  AngryAmish   Nov-14-11 02:49 PM   #9 
     - I didn't know that men swimming naked went on into the 50s and 60s but prior  snagglepuss   Nov-14-11 03:03 PM   #10 
        - It didn't end in the YMCA until the 50s, when they started admitting  MineralMan   Nov-14-11 03:14 PM   #11 
  - That just sounds STRANGE. Not 'team-building,' either--just weird. nt  MADem   Nov-14-11 02:21 PM   #2 
  -'s another view from an ex PSU player.....  Avalux   Nov-14-11 02:27 PM   #4 
  - double extra creepy x 10  Myrina   Nov-14-11 03:17 PM   #13 

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