KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- "When you shed your clothes," say the folks at the American Association for Nude Recreation (www.AANR.com), "you shed the stresses of every day life." So this July 10, AANR is encouraging the public to de-stress by participating in one of the summer's most all-American events, the 2nd Annual Guinness World Records™ "Skinny-Dip Across North America."
All-American you ask? The AANR informs that skinny-dipping was once very common in the U.S. Among other notable Americans, Ben Franklin and Presidents John Quincy Adams and Theodore Roosevelt are perhaps the best-known skinny-dippers. Throughout our nation's history, in rural America young boys and girls have swum with youthful abandon in secluded ponds and swimming holes, as was immortalized in Norman Rockwell's No Swimming illustration. In fact, though little remembered, before the YMCA began to admit females in the early 1960s, swimming trunks were not even allowed in the pools, citing the impracticality of clogging pools' filtration systems with lint fibers and soap residue from swimsuits. And culturally, the skinny-dip has been part of such family-friendly movies as Oklahoma! and On Golden Pond, among dozens of other mainstream films.
So to de-stress and recapture the joy of a simpler time in our nation's history, join the "it's really hip to skinny-dip" culture this July 10. This second annual Guinness-sanctioned event is seeking to break the 2009 record of 13,648 simultaneous skinny dippers across North America.
Saturday - July 10, 2010
3:00 pm Eastern Nudist Time
For locations visit: http://www.aanr.com/skinny-dip.html or call 1-800-TRY-NUDE.
The American Association for Nude Recreation is the credible voice of reason on issues relevant to nude recreation and Nakationing in appropriate settings, serving more than 213,000 individuals who enjoy clothes-free and clothing-optional recreation throughout North America. For more information on nude recreation and affiliated clubs, contact AANR at 1-800-TRY-NUDE or visit the association's Web site at www.aanr.com.
SOURCE American Association for Nude Recreation