And due to America’s weird hang-ups about nudity, how many of that 32% are showering and still entering the pool with germs attached? In fact it’s a result of impurities from people’s bodies mixing with chlorine in the water.We probably have the dirtiest public pools of any developed country. This creates chloramines, which give off that irritating odor.Needless to say, the preemptive shower is much easier and more effective when done naked.And any bacteria, fecal matter, sweat, germs, etc., that get trapped in suits could be avoided altogether if everyone swam nude.For “plus-size” women and women with large breasts, it’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack.When you do find your holy grail of a suit, you’re lucky if it doesn’t come with a hefty price tag.
Swimming nude used to be the norm in ancient Greek culture. In America, nude swimming was mandatory and considered the norm at YMCA’s and in schools up until the 1970’s.When kids were required to swim naked at the Y, hygiene was the primary reason given, and it’s still a good reason.Though we now have better chemical technology, chlorine is not some miracle pool cleaner.I’m not one of those nudies that feels compelled to be naked 24 / 7, and I would say that many nudists can’t be and don’t care to be naked everywhere, all the time.(I’ve mentioned this before in the common myths about nudism.) I’m quite comfortable wearing clothes in the winter.But how many people actually shower first at American public pools?