A naturist’s view on swimming

“Nude” swimming

It’s so odd if you think about it. Nude swimming. Who in their right mind would put on clothes to go swimming?

Oh. Right. People would do this.

On your left you see original Victorian bathing suits. Can you imagine the agony of having to haul all that around while you’re trying to swim?

I’ve researched this for my book ‘The Unsworth Manor Nudes‘ (available on Amazon) and not only did they have these amounts of cloth hanging around them, the ladies even utilized ‘bathing machines’. Wagons that rolled into the water so people couldn’t see any skin (what skin?).

My first time

The first time I swam au naturel was at a sauna-like place. They had heated pools inside and out, and I went there with a few friends in the middle of a serious winter. The sensation was incredible, especially when getting out of the water. I’m sure that most nude-swimmers will understand and recognise that. If ever you have the opportunity to do this, do it. Swimming outside when there’s snow all around is incredible.

Skinny dipping

Another expression I wonder about is ‘skinny dipping’. I call that swimming. Putting on clothes to swim is just odd. Nobody will wonder what you’re trying to conceal beneath those bits of fabric. The only proper way to swim is still naked, as far as I’m concerned. Getting out of the water with wet fabric hanging off you (and showing everything that’s beneath it very often!) feels bad and cold.

Anyone in favour of swimwear? Please let me know the big advantage of it!

Author: Paul

Promoting the clothes-free lifestyle.

4 thoughts on “A naturist’s view on swimming”

  1. I could not agree more with this posting. Not only is swimwear rather silly, swimming naked is just so much more enjoyable. I found someone who owns a private swimming pool and lets “friends and family” use it. It is just a matter of booking a slot, during which it is exclusively available, and paying a small fee [that mostly goes to charity]. I go a couple of times a week with my wife or a friend. When we go on holiday, we try to have a place with its own pool or, at least, one that we can use nude. Obviously, swimming nude in the sea or when “wild swimming” is simply a matter of choosing the right location.

    I am thinking of introducing a new kind of bathing machine. It would be much the same as the Victorian type, but it would enable a nudist to bathe at a “normal: beach. 🙂

    1. Interesting idea on the bathing machine,Colin.I can think of no benefit to wearing anything for swimming.Swimsuits don’t improve swimming,keep you warm or feel better.It’s just too bad more people don’t understand that.
      I’m lucky to have access to a pool and an open minded sister,so I don’t have to bother with a swimsuit hardly ever.One warning,it is addictive and it is a gateway to doing more activities nude,but that’s a good thing.

  2. The only reason to wear swimwear is to prevent getting arrested when you can’t get to a place you can swim naked and you want to get some splash time in.

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