Instead I was getting passed by people in the next group and almost couldn't finish. Zoot suit describes how they had "chicken" fights in the pool. They learn how to fight each other, insteadhow to relax and have fun. It came to pass and I've never felt I had any reason to be embarrassed or ashamed. We did not talk about being gay and although kids were violated back then, any boy with some street smarts could keep himself safe.
G August 13, at It also stopped the sale of home sewing machines. The male teachers and coaches may have all served in the military and got accustomed there to the absence of privacy; so they saw nothing strange about having the boys swim nude and shower together. I guess it is a cultural thing. Or many other activities for that matter. We now know that many who insisted this was the way to go, were like the hockey coach who assaulted his young students.
Trotsky Jeff Hopkins '82 I don't remember 3 laps. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. Anyway, other postings that tell of the same explanation given by other Y's are interesting. Privacy was less of an issue. McSweeney and her diploma: Maybe I was bicurious or just an exhibitionist, but I had no problem at all with swim class, not even when I had paddlewelts on my keyster and got teased about it. OK, and a few obscure ones as well.
It was as innocent as brothers taking a bath together. I might want to ask him about this next time I talk to him. I think at least in some schools open shower rooms are history. He was a young guy with a sort of Mark-spitz-mustache look who used bad language? I know this--my last nude swim class was 42 years ago, and I'm still mad about it. The girls were required to wear a swim suit and the school had built a special drying room to dry the girl's swim suits. Where does this discomfort come from and why?