Until the s nude female bathing in the spas was the norm and only after that restrictions were imposed. In other states, all boys and girls bathed in clothes. Retrieved 15 Aug American president Theodore Roosevelt describes nude swims in the Potomac with his "tennis cabinet" in his Autobiography: In some English schools, Manchester Grammar School for example, nude swimming was compulsory until the s. Views Read Edit View history.
Swimming trunks were not permitted in their pools.
InWalton records a man from Crosby having his daughters dipped in the sea to cure a skin complaint. The official figure is 2, women and was achieved on 9 June in Wicklow, Ireland. Jarvis, Mrs Richard J. The term skinny-dip was first recorded in English in  and is most commonly used in the United States. This brought the health-giving properties of the hot mineral waters to the attention of the aristocracy. Working people also started to visit the coast to be dipped or bathe. The YMCA was responsible for providing swimming classes to countless numbers of American boys and teenagers.