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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 05:30 PM
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Back in school, why did the boys have to swim naked?
I never got that?
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 05:32 PM
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1. Did you go to a Catholic school?
*ducks*
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 05:35 PM
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3. No, public school...
what was that all about? Kinda creepy if you think about it.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 05:33 PM
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2. Because it is the FEMALE body that is the root of sin
Didn't you see the Superbowl?

http://www.wgoeshome.com

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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 05:35 PM
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4. I never did either, but we did for all six years of junior and senior high
so did some of the colleges in the area; my gym teachers also all had swam in the nude in their youth.

Actually, it was kind of cool, I love swimming nude.

But I never understood as to just why we couldn't swim in trunks. Though, actually, we *could* swim in trunks, but there was a lot of peer pressure not to. But when I was in high school, one gym class (not mine) managed to algin themselves, and they all wore swim suits. That was early 80s.

Now I think the swim classes in my old school are co-ed, though I could be wrong, but I'm rpetty they haven't done nuce swimming for quite some time.

I wonder if the nude swimming is an old WWI or WWII leftover, and also always wondered if maybe that was the easiest way to make sure that someone in a position of authority was able to see if any boy was being beaten or had other had other problems.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 05:40 PM
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5. I have a friend who lifeguarded in college
at Michigan and talks of the Sunday morning naked water polo game played by old professors. frankly, I never had a pool in school, so no naked swimming for me.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 05:41 PM
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6. So if one of us pooped in the pool, they knew who it was.
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Florida_Geek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 05:49 PM
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7. My question is why did girls get Individual showers but
us boy had to do the group shower thing.
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 05:59 PM
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9. Yeah, that's always been my question as well....
And then guys get all worked up about homosexuality, etc.
Scary thoughts...
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 06:11 PM
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10. Uh, us girls had the communal shower thing too...
no escape for us fat chicks. :-(
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 05:54 PM
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8. It was a good way to find out which of the boys was an icky homosexual...
:D

Or to enforce humiliation amongst the students and allow teacher to maintain control. (or if was my phy ed teacher, to allow him to get a free peek and jolly... x( )
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 06:11 PM
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11. You had a pool in high school?
I never got that.
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Florida_Geek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-04 03:21 AM
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15. Rome NY with Pool
Great High School.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-04 09:28 AM
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17. Queensbury NY and if the Boys Were Nude Swimming
We girls would have been ALL OVER the windows of the building.
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 06:27 PM
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12. What in the HELL?
Not ONE time did I swim naked at school? HAHAHA, what kind of gym teacher did you have at your school?
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 06:32 PM
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13. They really had to do that?!
Oh my goodness!
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 06:55 PM
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14. Yup.
Junior High 1976-1978
Senior High 1978-1980

In 1980 they stopped for some reason.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-04 03:27 AM
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16. How old are you people?
In my school we wore swimsuits and nobody showered after gym.
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-04 09:32 AM
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18. ehh no shower?
You guys must have had some funky odeurs
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-04 09:32 AM
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19. I was always nude in high school
Unfortunately we never had a swimming team.

But the math club was sure fun!

:D
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-04 09:33 AM
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20. err all guys in my school had trunks
No nudity in my school
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-04 09:33 AM
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21. we wore suits
but at the end of class, we had to take them off and walk around the pool once naked to dry off, then they handed us towels.

And the suits were color coded by size, I recall every class had exactly one boy that had the orange "jumbo" size.

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