“I get old guys calling up semi-regularly asking, 'Whatever happened to nude swimming?'” Beam says. “It's kind of a hidden mystery.”.
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 29 (UPI) — Tradition and women's rights are in conflict over the local Y.M.C.A. “nude swim,” a time‐honored policy of closing the swimming pool to the general membership so that adult males can swim without suits. Two female members of the Young Men's.
The acceptability of requiring only the boys to swim nude during this era must be viewed in context. Yet for boys, skinny dipping remained the norm for swimming in rivers and lakes well into the 20th century. It dealt with a petition wherein parents were demanding that the policy.