Nov 9, A half-hearted attempt was made to suggest to men that torso-suits would be fashionable, but this was resisted by genteel swimmers who believed that torso-suits restricted the contact between the skin and the saltwater. No running on the deck. University of Exeter Press. Commercial pressure defeated the moral pressures. Imagine for yourself. Mixed bathing was a popular activity for families, who would take their custom to the next resort along the coast if mixed bathing was forbidden.
It was my own private Vietnam.
Join HuffPost Plus. I thought this could, in no way, be true. It's not a far leap to make a connection between showering at prep school and naked swimming in New York.