Swimming Clothed...

  • junknemesis

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    Feb 07, 2009 9:38 AM GMT
    Another swimming question, is it weird to enjoy swimming in one's normal clothes? I hear mixed reactions about it, and on the rare occasio I've done it some people ave given me odd side looks, but is it really devient or just something people arent used to? How do you guys feel about it? Any stories or ideas?
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    Feb 07, 2009 2:02 PM GMT
    I love the idea! Not mainstream, yet totally not devient. Sounds like a great way to have some healthy fun which isn't destructive (unless you consider the effects of chlorine on your cloths).


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    Feb 07, 2009 2:25 PM GMT
    Seems like it would be a better workout! I can image that it is sort of restrictive and you wold have to work harder to swim. Sounds kind of cool to me =)
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    Feb 07, 2009 2:29 PM GMT
    If you enjoy it, fine. Not sure why, given the weight of wet clothes, the restricted movement, and the problem of being dripping wet for hours afterwards. And most pools prohibit it, due to lint problems for the filters and dye in the water, why even cut-offs are often not allowed. I'm at the opposite extreme, swim totally naked whenever I can at private pools and nude beaches.
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    Feb 07, 2009 2:35 PM GMT

    You can join the league of our Muslim sisters in their burkinis.

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    Feb 07, 2009 2:56 PM GMT
    Nah, I don't think it's deviant, but it's not the norm.
    Last time I did that was when I was in Red Cross swimming... I had to do a survival float fully clothed.
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    Feb 07, 2009 3:09 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidNah, I don't think it's deviant, but it's not the norm.
    Last time I did that was when I was in Red Cross swimming... I had to do a survival float fully clothed.


    Not sure of the context...
    I wouldn't want to be the only guy fully clothed at a nekkid swimming hole.

    When I was in Navy ROTC, we had survival training in case any of us went into the big drink.
    You had to jump in the pool in uniform and take off your pants to use as a floatation device.

    Wait. Did that really happen or was it just a wonderful, vibrant fantasy?

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    Feb 07, 2009 3:13 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidNah, I don't think it's deviant, but it's not the norm.
    Last time I did that was when I was in Red Cross swimming... I had to do a survival float fully clothed.

    That reminded me, I used to do that when I taught Army ROTC. Cadets had to take "drown proofing" on campus before they could attend their 6-week summer camp at an Army post, where they'd be encountering natural water hazards during that extended training period.

    They'd have to climb the 3-meter board at the indoor college pool, dressed in full camouflage uniform, plus web gear and soft cap, but no boots. They'd also be carrying a rubber replica M-16 rifle, weighing the same as a real one.

    I'd meet them up on the board, wearing a swim suit, and tie a blindfold over their eyes. Then I'd make them "walk the plank" blind, my hand on the back of their shirt collar to guide them, until they walked off the end of the board.

    Once in the water they could remove the blindfold, and had to swim to the side of the pool with the rifle in order to pass the exercise. If they failed we did it again. There were also 2 certified lifeguards in the water at all times, and another one on the pool deck with a long rescue hook, and lifesaver floats at the ready. Later the cadets had to perform a survival float in uniform, without weapon, probably similar to what you did.

    BTW, before the exercise began I performed the drop myself, likewise blindfolded to demonstrate. Then I stripped off my wet uniform on the pool deck, my swim suit having been underneath. Surprisingly, few cadets failed the first time, and all eventually succeeded, or else they wouldn't have been allowed to attend the required summer camp, leading to their removal from the program.

    Second BTW: the college pool staff required me to ensure that the uniforms we used had been freshly washed beforehand, to remove any dye, and of course so they weren't dirty.
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    Feb 07, 2009 3:34 PM GMT
    I NEVER go in the water without covering my upper body.

    Really ...a long sleeve tee is preferable but a wifebeater will do in a pinch.
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    Feb 07, 2009 3:37 PM GMT
    Beaux saidWhen I was in Navy ROTC, we had survival training in case any of us went into the big drink.
    You had to jump in the pool in uniform and take off your pants to use as a floatation device.

    Wait. Did that really happen or was it just a wonderful, vibrant fantasy?

    We did the same thing in Army ROTC, as I just posted above. And yes, we used our BDU trousers as floatation devices. In preparation for the exercise, that included both men & women, I told the Cadets to make sure they had a swim suit under their uniforms, before they stripped their pants off. LOL!
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    Feb 07, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
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    Beaux saidWhen I was in Navy ROTC, we had survival training in case any of us went into the big drink.
    You had to jump in the pool in uniform and take off your pants to use as a floatation device.

    Wait. Did that really happen or was it just a wonderful, vibrant fantasy?

    ... In preparation for the exercise, that included both men & women, I told the Cadets to make sure they had a swim suit under their uniforms, before they stripped their pants off. LOL!


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  • rnch

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    Feb 07, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    just the opposite here.

    my last health club was a 24/7 shop with an enclosed, olympic sized pool. NOBODY used the pool at 1 am. i could swim in the nude without worrying about someone batchin' about it.

    AWESOME feeling with the water flowing past my Shaved Sac!

    only problem was my erect pierced penis acted like a dropped centerboard (on a sailboat) and slowed down my lap times. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 07, 2009 5:28 PM GMT
    In swim team we'd beat up the kids who wore t-shirts in the pool icon_biggrin.gif

    We'd duct tape them to the school flag pole in nothing but their shorts just to show them it ain't gonna kill them LOL!
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    Feb 07, 2009 5:33 PM GMT
    I've known a few people to do so - mostly hardhat divers in warm water - as protection against stinging sealife, rocks and corals. Of course most recreational swimmers avoid coming in contact with the bottom, and in cooler waters wetsuits are used anyway.

    I've only done it in a couple of emergencies, and in the aforementioned boy scout exercise, where you turn your jeans into a floatation device.

    BTW: Wet clothes generate strong evaporative cooling, and can get you into hypothermia if you're not careful.
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    Feb 07, 2009 6:32 PM GMT
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    That makes me want to touch myself inappropriately. Burkas are so damn hawt, but these blow them out of the water. No pun intended.
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    Feb 07, 2009 6:37 PM GMT
    Why would anybody wear clothes to swim? They just weigh you down. I swim a lot of laps (1000 yards a few times a week) and wear only a speedo. More than that just slows me down.
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    Feb 07, 2009 6:46 PM GMT
    My first response is "what a nut!"

    Trying to be more politically correct, my second response is "why on earth would someone want to be so strange? What value is added? Why is it even a topic?"
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    Feb 07, 2009 6:59 PM GMT
    Back in lifeguard class, they taught us to remove our (outer) clothes (and shoes) before jumping into the water to try and rescue someone (in the event we weren't on duty and just happened to be where someone was drowning). The few second delay far outweighed the extra risk.

    I don't really see the allure in a pool. I suppose if you've been hiking and come across a stream that's something else.

    Last time I went in clothed (in shorts) was when we got stuck in flash flood, but that's a different story.
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    Feb 07, 2009 7:02 PM GMT
    Should this be in the 'What's your fetish?' forum?
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    Feb 07, 2009 7:15 PM GMT
    junknemesis saidAnother swimming question, is it weird to enjoy swimming in one's normal clothes? I hear mixed reactions about it, and on the rare occasio I've done it some people ave given me odd side looks, but is it really devient or just something people arent used to? How do you guys feel about it? Any stories or ideas?


    I notice you're from up in Mormon country. I notice that you're afraid to show a picture of yourself. Could it be that you actually have some conflict / fetish going on because of false belief systems? Is that perhaps actually the issue here?

    If you're ashamed of your body, you probably should not be, unless you're a fat slob, or an anorexic, in which case you should do something about it.

    Pictureless almost always indicate to me a deeper, underlying, mental issue, related to low self-esteem, guilt, or self-loathing originating from false belief systems.

    Almost no person should be swimming with clothes on. Beyond being a hazard, it's well, just silly.

    I suspect you're seeking validation in some way for a deeper underlying issue related to how you feel about your body, or perhaps your sexuality. Being pictureless was my first clue.

    You'll have to start getting honest with yourself, and think this one through.
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    Feb 07, 2009 7:28 PM GMT
    Perhaps you like the feeling of wet clothes clinging to you?

    I think if you enjoy it, then you should do it.

    But.

    IF
    it is a way to deny and cover up the wet reality (of your sexuality perhaps?) then it is something you should end immediately.

    form, function follows function, form

    If your form is to cover up... then something is entirely wrong with the function.
  • dionysus

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    Feb 07, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    i did it once. it was not so good. its pretty dumb, but i was super insecure about my body.

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    Feb 07, 2009 7:35 PM GMT
    Hey, I'm on your hotlist...thanks!!

    If you enjoy swimming, but dont like wearing a pair of speeodos, try a WETSUIT, maybe? There is a very handsome and very pale irish guy in my pool who does that when its a bright sunny day and the sunblock just isnt enough.
    I dont think the lifeguard would allow in the pool I swim with "normal clothes".

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    If everyone wore wetsuits, Id be less inclinded to swim though.
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    Feb 07, 2009 7:44 PM GMT
    In the Junior group on my club team, when we did hell camp for portions of the workouts we would have to be fully clothed (t-shirt, pants, and shoes) for extra resistance. When swimming for an extended period of time the cotton t-shirt will rub against your upper chest and nipples causing intense irritation. So if you are going to swim for an extended period of time like such I would recommend using Vaseline on your nipples to protect them.
  • junknemesis

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    Feb 08, 2009 7:41 AM GMT
    Like so many forums topics, there has been limited misunderstanding of the post. First, there is no insecurity about my body due to false belief system, because I have no false belief system. Second, I need not validate the reason for not haing a public picture of myself up there on profile. (Maybe I don't have a scanner or something, which I don't) Many people don't put public pictures up because they want to be noticed for more then appearance. Not that I think I'm Mr. America but I prefer honest interest to just "you're hot lets chat" I try not to be so arrogant as to surmise without evidence the reason why people do things the way they do. (Such as having private pic, but not public, or immediatly assuming they are hatefull and ashamed of themselves just because they're in a religion I havent researched honestly and don't understand)

    As for swimming clothed, for me anyway it's not a fetish. It's just more comfortible. I could say that people who swim naked have an overdeveloped ego or a inflated ego, but I KNOW that is not true, because I do not have ANY evidence. Maybe the people who swim naked just like it more, cause they feel free and comfortible.

    When I posted this thread I wasnt asking about fetishes, or for attacks on my beliefs or for assumptions about my self worth. I just was curious about how others felt on the issue and how either "mainstream" or "weird" they thought it to be. That part I can see being honestly confused for looking for an opinion to boost a low self image, but in this case it wasnt. *shrug* I was just curious on how my buddies at RJ (even the ones I havent met yet) felt about the topic.

    Please don't think I'm trying to be harsh or overly critical, although if any critisism is meant it is minor and cnstructive at that. At least thoes are my intentions. If I hurt your feelings, I'm sorry. icon_sad.gif I'm here to make friends, not piss off people much bigger then me.

    P.S. any offense or anger or indignation counts as hurt feelings.