Swimming Naked And My Nude Mermaid Memories

| May 31, 2016 | 1 Comment

Being A Nude Mermaid and Swimming Naked

(Swimming Naked And My Mermaid Memories is a guest blog)

Back in the 80’s it was really not too crazy for a pre-teen to be allowed to swim alone in a backyard pool. I think it’s changed a lot since then, with media relaying information on pool accidents to everyone’s home. But for me, swimming by myself was some of the very best times I had.

On exceptionally bright sunny days, I loved to look at the floor of the pool when I moved my hair back and forth and it seemed to move in slow motion. I loved the idea of being by myself because my friends would think it highly uncool to play pretend right before entering our teen years. Alone however, I could easily pretend our pool was an expansive ocean and I – a mermaid.

mermaid statue jitr buabus swimming naked guest blog yna

Mermaid statue by Jitr Buabus via wikimedia commons

It’s easy to remember the first time I decided to slip out of my swimsuit and swim naked as I was sure that’s what mermaids did. I made sure to keep my body under the water so that anyone who may be looking over from neighboring houses wouldn’t see that I was naked.

I remember thinking it felt warmer without my swimsuit on. The sun was really bright that day and I could feel the it on my back through the water. I went underwater to see my shadow on the floor of the pool and was amazed at the shape of my body. I thought in my suit, with the usual childlike thoughts of “I’m so fat“, that I now (in my birthday suit) looked much leaner.

Swimming naked was one of my favorite things to do. It was so freeing and made me feel so close to nature. I thought for sure that if my Mom ever caught me she would think I was crazy!

At night was the best, as I had no fears of anyone seeing me. It was then that my mermaid persona would do jumps from the water like a dolphin. The mermaid in me could swim for hours in that backyard pool, enjoying the warm air on my skin and the cool water against my body.

Admittedly, I didn’t like my body too much before that summer. It had started to change so dramatically and I would usually hide it under layers of large t-shirts and zip up sweatshirts.

That summer, however, I started to feel much more comfortable with my body. I started to appreciate the changes, as if the mermaid in me believed they were scales and fins growing so I could swim faster.

I never let go of that mermaid and today, when the sun goes down, the mermaid, though much older, still swims naked in the pool.

This guest blog about Swimming Naked was published by Young Naturists and Nudists America

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Jordan Blum is a lifelong nudie and co-founder of Young Naturists America.