Over 700 swimmers and not one AMANZI Swimsuit in sight! Well, for a good reason…
More than seven hundred people skinny dipped together in Sydney in late February for an event that raised money for Australia’s parks. As a side note, the event’s goal was to embrace all different body shapes and question body-image standards set by the media and pop culture.
The event was the largest recorded of its kind ever to take place. Although supposedly the year before there were more participants, seven hundred and fifty participants specifically, in the event known as the Sydney Skinny. The nude swimmers swam a 900 meters course shaped like a diamond in the Tasman Sea.
In order to block random peeping Toms and reporters, the event was closed to the public and to attend swimmers had to purchase tickets in advance.
According to the NY Daily News swimmers were given towels to cover-up as soon as they completed their swim. Some swimmers used the chance to write words and slogans on their body, including three women who wrote the word “Skinny” on their backsides.
If you had the chance would you skinny dip with a bunch of strangers for a good cause? Let us know with a comment below!