Nude swimming at the ‘Y’

In conversation with another (American) avatar at a sim this week, it was pointed out to me that the ‘Y’, the YMCA, insisted on nude swimming for many years, and the males in school swim teams also swam nude, often in the company of swimsuited female swim team members. Girls/young women were apparently clothed because the female body required ‘more modesty’. I wasn’t entirely sure if this could actually be true, so I did some research and found out that apparently yes! It might be true! Then again, it might not!



Are the photos above composites of the male & female swimming teams?







The photos don’t look photoshopped to create some CFNM fantasy. Despite this, one site examines the different press reports and suggests that, in many cases yes, the boys swam nude, girls clothed, but that there were gender segregated swim sessions.

I think we can say with some degree of certainty that males swam nude at the YMCA and in high schools, while females wore costumes. What I think is much less certain is that, despite photographic ‘evidence’ above, there were never any CFNM swim sessions. I would be delighted if any readers of SL Naturist could confirm or deny this CFNM scenario.


True or false?






11 thoughts on “Nude swimming at the ‘Y’

  1. A friend of mine who is 11 years my senior told me he used to work at the Y in Halifax Nova Scotia back in the late sixties and it was boys and men only and they did in fact swim in the nude.

    • Nudist Joe says:

      The High Point, NC YMCA had boys and men nude swimming at least until 1955 when I graduated high school. I learned to swim nude in the 1940’s. The high school swim team I was on practiced nude also at the Y since the school did not have a pool. The pool area had open windows on one wall and in warm weather the windows were open and had several female observers during swim sessions. I have been grateful to the Y for teaching me to love skinny dipping

    • I belonged to the YMCA when young for about 10 yrs. and males swam nude. On test day your family could come and watch you take your swim test. There were mostly moms and sisters there. I had no problem being nude in front of them. Now that I think about it it would have been nice to have females clothed in the pool at the same time. I am now 70 yrs. old and do go to a family nudist resort.

  2. In Detroit, boys swam nude in public JR and High schools up to about 1960. Girls swam on different days in swimsuits. YMCA also had boys swim nude. In Milwaukee during 1970s, at Boys Club, boys swam nude. I experienced both.

    • The pictures of nude men with suited girls are all photoshopped. They come from a Russian site about swiming and in all of the original pictures the men have suits.
      There’s a pinterest site called vintage swim suits not cfnm where many of the original black and white pictures show the me in suits. Again, a lot of photoshopped pictures.

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  6. These and many other pictures like this are all photo shopped. CFNM swimming on pinterest has the originals and all the men are wearing suits.

  7. On a different social media I saw no less than 100 “topless” women all post mastectomy survivors,. some with both breasts removed, other with a solitary breast while others with part of their removed. Many of those with both breasts removed had tattoos instead. I admire all these women.

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