So, at a time of primitive filters, wool suits, iffy chlorination, and different standards for girls, one might understand the adherence to, if not the logic behind, following the APHA guidelines for male nude swimming. Then, if you pop to France in October, you can check out the Amalric physique in Le Grand Bain AKA Sink or Swimin which his character overcomes a midlife crisis by, er, joining an all-male synchronised swimming team. One more video with swimming trunks. How would I know? The story I'm about to tell you is true. Years later it occurred to me that our towels would also get wet, but we still used those! It also uncovered a mountain of anger, confusion, and anxiety among some former students who still wonder why school officials made them swim naked while their female counterparts got to wear suits in separate classes.
Before our "swimming unit" was to begin, coach went over a few quick swim guidelines:
They had full mustaches, hairy chests, curly headed, poofy fros, or a head of hair that was parted down the middle and feathered back. Sign Up Try Again You've signed up to receive emails. Coach Lewis offers a common argument from the time: It was a chaotic mess of testosterone, pimply foreheads, and body odor wrapped in a Lord of the Flies book cover. Wow, a heated indoor swimming pool!