Dresses and Business Suits Are For Swimming!

Public swimming pools and water theme parks have a stupid rule:

They require people to wear "swimsuits" that look more like skimpy underwear.  Whatever became of modesty?  Bring back the swim dresses and costumes people used to wear into the water just after the turn of the 20th Century!    If not that, then they should allow people to wear clean clothes of their choosing into the water.  Public swimming pools would make more money, I think, if they sponsored dress-up swim evenings.   Consider the current hot "Trash The Wedding Dress" trend.   Dressed-up swimming is gaining popularity.    Many models are adding photos of themselves all wet fully clothed to their portfolios.   Naked swimming is called "Skinny-Dipping".   I offer a term for fully-dressed swimming:   "Dressy-Dipping"!   Let there be Dressy-Dipping, and let it begin with me!    Getting wet fully clothed or dressed is NOT weird!  It's wonderful!   Everyone should try it at least once!    ;)



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4 Responses Mar 25, 2009

I don't like swimsuits either. I don't want to swim unless I can swim naked.

Agree with the comments. I have always wanted to choose what to wear when swimming. Sunburn combined with pool restrictions has always been a problem for me. Do not like elastic either. I actually like swimming in my Levi's.

I remember a time that I was at the swimmingpool at summer camp when I was a kid. A lady was standing next to the pool fully dressed and was pushed in. Since she was already wet the lady decided to just continue swimming fully dressed. for a while. <br />
The only time I have been swimming fully dressed was a time I was out in a canoe and the other person decided to flip it. We both ended up in the water and of course had to swim dragging the canoe back to the dock. With me being fully dressed including jeans I had not planned to go swimming that day but it all worked out okay. Fortunately I wasn't wearing my glasses or watch.

Amen to that!<br />
To be fair, the 'swimsuits only' rule is for hygiene reasons, I guess it would be hard to ensure everyone's swimming clothes were clean. Some pools in Germany have special 'swimming-in-clothes' sessions, it's usually right at the end of the summer before they drain all the pool water for winter, they make a real party evening of it.<br />
Otherwise, unless you have an accommodating friend with a private pool, I suppose we have to stick with lakes, rivers and the sea.