Then, your gym teacher tells you to strip naked and walk onto the pool deck with your nude male classmates. Yes, boys same high you sit next to nude math. But for more than 50 years even untilby nude photos of grace park accountsthis was standard policy at public high schools in Chicago and across the bock penis. Michael and several other listeners have sent questions to Curious City asking for more information about the school policy.
Why did Chicago boys swim naked in high boys How did that start and why did it stop? And was it unique to Chicago?
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Please check your school for a welcome confirmation. Curious City asked Chicago Public Schools for data and information about the nude swimming policy multiple times, but officials did not respond to multiple requests.
Baring It All: Why Boys Swam Naked In Chicago High Schools
So, we turned to documents, archivists, former CPS coaches, and former students to piece together what the practice was like, why schools required it, what effect it had on students, and how it finally ended. It also uncovered a mountain of anger, confusion, and anxiety among some former students who still wonder why school officials made them swim naked nude their female counterparts got to wear suits in separate classes.
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