Until the s nude female bathing in the spas was the norm and only after that restrictions were imposed. These areas were not policed, and around —75,  under pressure from the church ever stricter bylaws were passed but not enforced. Cezanne 's monumental male bathers derive from memories of a happy childhood rather than direct observation. In some English schools, Manchester Grammar School for example, nude swimming was compulsory until the s. Henry Tuke loved to paint naked bathers in a soft idealised style deliberately avoiding overt sexuality. As a precaution, the pool was completely drained every 10 days.
InWalton records a man from Crosby having his daughters dipped in the sea to cure a skin complaint.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Bath's specific rules were prescribed as follows:. No Female person shall at any time hereafter go into a Bath or Baths within this City by day or by night without a decent Shift on their bodies. John Torney in his article on Swimming and Lifesaving programs for summer camps wrote that boys and girls enjoy the thrill of swimming nude and costumes can be discarded for a night swim. Physician and Chymist, contributor to the analysis of mineral waters". World War II delayed its introduction until the early s. Male students protested the double standard of being required to go nude due to wool lint from swimwear clogging pool filters when it did not appear to cause a problem with girls' swim costumes.