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Northampton Sun Group

Northampton Sun Group
Northampton Sun Group

Northampton Sun Group (NSG) has been meeting for skinnydips in Northampton on Sunday evenings since 1982. The doors open at 5:15pm and close at 6:00pm. The evenings start at 5.30pm and finish at 8.00pm. The mid-evening refreshment break gives members and visitors the opportunity to chat and socialise with each other, we often close the break with a few jokes.

We hold skinny dips every week (except Bank Holiday weekends and the summer holidays) at The Mounts Baths – Trilogy Health and Fitness, Northampton for swimming and the use of the venue’s Swedish Sauna & Steam Room, we also have the use of three Turkish Hot Rooms to relax in and a lounge area for refreshments plus a table tennis table. It’s the ultimate skinny dipping experience and a great way to finish the weekend!

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Northampton Sun Group is affiliated to British Naturism, which is the UK’s internationally recognised organisation for Naturism in the UK.

New Visitors are always welcome, just turn up.

If you are an individual or a couple and are interested in coming to one of our ‘skinny dip’ evenings or joining NSG just go to our Membership and Contact pages, there you will find all the information you need. If you are new to Skinny Dipping you are welcome to wear your swimming costume on your first visit.

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Nudist swimmers complain they have been kicked out of leisure centre after floor to ceiling windows set to be installed

Nudist swimmers have complained they were booted out of a leisure centre after a renovation will see the installation of floor to ceiling windows.

Alton Sports Centre used to host once-a-month sessions for swimmers who wanted to strip off.

Swimming costumes, like the ones in this picture, are allowed
SWNS Swimming costumes, like the ones in this picture, are allowed

The naturist group says it has been holding the sessions since the 1990s, and that 34 people regularly attend to swim naked.

Plans for the new building  include a substantial amount of glazing and floor to ceiling windows along two sides of the main pool, making it visible from the cafe, reception, climbing and soft play areas.

One aggrieved nudist, Julian, who did not give his last name, told the BBC that those who had attended the final session on Sunday “were very dismayed indeed” by the decision.

He accused the centre’s management of “not engaging with or discussing the issue in any way with the naturist users of the sports centre during the construction of the replacement building”.

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Source: Daily Telegraph

Original publication 10 January, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 2 weeks ago

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Newcastle naturist club hopes to attract new members for nude swimming sessions

Three Rivers Outdoor Club is appealing for more people willing to take their kit off for their upcoming event in Newcastle

Are you someone who is happier not wearing clothes? If so, this might just be the thing for you.

A naturist group in Newcastle is looking for new members to join its upcoming nude swim, sauna and steam room.

Three Rivers Outdoor Club members have been taking their kit off for more than 30 years and are hoping to see some new recruits at their next session.

A naturist club is looking for new members for its nude swim
Daily Mirror A naturist club is looking for new members for its nude swim

The naturist group hires West Denton Pool in Newcastle for members to enjoy the benefits of social nakedness every few weeks with the latest session taking place on Saturday, 23 November [2019].

The next organised naked swim is on Saturday 14 December [2019] from 5pm – 7pm.

Organiser Rob said: “We understand that it can be a bit daunting for first timers, so they are welcome to wear a wrap or a beach towel until they feel comfortable.

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Source: ChronicleLive

Original publication 23 November, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 11th December 2019

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Subzero weather withers polar plunge participation

Given the mercury dropped to -6degC in Dunedin on Saturday morning, it was not surprising some of the hardiest members of the Southern Free Beaches naturist club chose not to participate in their annual winter solstice polar plunge.

Southern Free Beaches naturist club member Paul Campion makes a splash at the club’s annual winter solstice polar plunge at Warrington Beach on Saturday.
Southern Free Beaches naturist club member Paul Campion makes a splash at the club’s annual winter solstice polar plunge at Warrington Beach on Saturday. Gregor Richardson

However, about half a dozen members saw it as a challenge and bravely ventured into the frigid surf at Warrington Beach, despite some of the sand being hard and white with frost.

One member, who declined to be named, described just how cold the water was.

“This is the kind of temperature where men start turning into women.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Otago Daily Times

Original publication 25 June 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th July 2018

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Nudist swims for kids defended as ‘safe, happy and healthy’
Ryedale Naturist Club offered children free tickets to its naked swims :: Leading naturists said the sessions are in children’s ‘best interest’

Naturists have jumped to the defence of naked child swim sessions, claiming they are in children’s “best interest”.

Leading lovers of nature hit back against “mass hysteria” prompted by Ryedale Naturist Club’s free swim offer to under 18s.

A council investigation was launched into the club after The Gazette disclosed details of an advert encouraging kids to swim nude alongside adults at Derwent Pool, near Malton, North Yorkshire .

References to children, and the club’s free entry offer, have since been deleted from the club’s website after a flurry of online anger.

Derwent Pool, near Malton is offering £5 naked swim sessions
Derwent Pool, near Malton is offering £5 naked swim sessions Google

But British Naturism (BN) stood by the sessions, saying: “A naturist environment is a safe, happy and healthy environment for a child to be a part of.

“Prudery, not openness or nudity, harms children.”

Andrew Calow, from BN Yorkshire, said it is in a child’s “best interest” to see real bodies rather than explore the internet.

He said: “Don’t let readers’ prejudices masquerade as facts. Naturism is a family activity enjoyed by people all over the world.

“Children are safe attending a naturist swim with their parents. They attend as part of a family unit.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: GazetteLive

Original publication 25 APR 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th April 2018

Previous Article on this issue: Nudist paradise: The public pool hosting £5 naked swim sessions and ‘kids go free’ offer

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Nudist paradise: The public pool hosting £5 naked swim sessions and ‘kids go free’ offer
Naturists from Teesside and beyond flock to a council-owned pool in North Yorkshire to bare all :: Even children are encouraged to swim nude

The idyllic North Yorkshire district of Ryedale is an unlikely nudist paradise.

Best known for Eden Camp, Flamingo Land and Castle Howard, it boasts a much more obscure attraction.

Derwent Pool, near Malton is offering £5 naked swim sessions
Derwent Pool, near Malton is offering £5 naked swim sessions Google

Naturists from Teesside and further afield flock to council-run Derwent Pool, near Malton, for £5 naked swim sessions.

The public pool and sauna offers the “best chance of a naked swim” in the North when its doors close to the public between 3pm and 5pm every other Sunday.

“Our swims are just like going to any council-run swimming pool except we don’t use swim-wear,” proclaims Ryedale Naturist Club’s website. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: GazetteLive

Original publication 22 APR 2018

Posted on NatCorn 23rd April 2018

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Nudists being welcomed to Irish leisure centres to use pools, saunas, steam rooms and even water slides as naturist community continues to grow
Indoor private nude swim sessions are growing in popularity across the country

NUDISTS have been hosted in seven swimming pools – including one with a slide – as the community grows in numbers across Ireland, we can reveal.

The latest new venue to rent out their facilities was Coral Leisure in Co Monaghan which allowed naturists to use its pool, sauna, steam room and even its water chute.

Indoor private nude swim sessions are growing in popularity in Ireland
Indoor private nude swim sessions are growing in popularity in Ireland Stock image

They used the venue last month and plan to do so again in April.

Manager Ciaran Murtagh said they had no complaints – and revealed he is happy to provide the fully-clothed lifeguard duties himself.

He said: “It is not exactly for me, but whatever you are into!

“No complaints. They are a private user group. They pay a rental fee to come in outside of normal opening hours. We have had no issues.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Irish Sun

Original publication 3rd April 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th April 2018

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Byron’s nude beach gets stay of execution

Byron Shire Councillors voted at last Thursday’s meeting to continue a trial of changed conditions at the shire’s only official nude beach at Tyagarah but emphasised there was no guarantee the beach would remain clothing optional in the longer term

Enjoying a bit of fun in the sun are some naturists relaxing at the clothes-optional beach, Tyagarah.
Enjoying a bit of fun in the sun are some naturists relaxing at the clothes-optional beach, Tyagarah. Jeff Dawson.

A spokesperson for the local naturist group told public access that the current trial, which was originally slated for three months but has continued for five, had been a success in clearing out seamy sex abusers whose presence on the beach had increasingly riled beachgoers and local residents.

She called for the beach’s clothing optional status to be confirmed, following the erection of signage, daily police patrols and a range of initiatives by her group. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: echo.net

Original publication March 26, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th March 2018

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Nudist defends naked swimming at Waiheke Island after criticism from locals

A proud naturist is defending the rights of people to swim sans togs, as complaints about naked bathers are on the rise on Waiheke Island.

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Free Beaches NZ president Mike Ward has been swimming nude for the last four decades, and says naturists have happily flocked to Waiheke Island beaches for the last 30 years.

“Once you have tried it, you really can’t go back to the idea that wearing togs is anything like a sensible thing,” he told RadioLIVE on Thursday. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Newshub

Original publication 15/03/2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th March 2018

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Butt-naked swimmer braves freezing temperatures for his morning skinny dip
This bold swimmer braved the ‘beast from the east’ to go skinny dipping.

Launching himself into the bitterly cold sea, the swimmer took a stark naked paddle as the UK prepares for Storm Emma.

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Source: Metro

Original publication 27 Feb 2018

Posted on NatCorn 9th March 2018

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Mass skinny dip for a good cause
Would you bare all for charity?

We wanted to create an event that would not only push the boundaries and drive awareness for an important cause, but also inspire people to let go of their inhibitions, have fun and celebrate their wonderful bodies in all their diversity.

If this hot weather is making you want to strip off and head to the beach, you could be in good company next month when the Bay of Plenty is hosting a group skinny dip for a good cause.

Breast cancer survivor Tracy Harding, 60 will be doing a naked swim as a fundraiser.
Breast cancer survivor Tracy Harding, 60 will be doing a naked swim as a fundraiser. George Novak

The inaugural Nude Dude charity swim is being held on March 15 at an unnamed Western Bay beach.

The swim will be a fundraiser for Tauranga’s Breast Cancer Support Service, which provides emotional and practical support for Western Bay women with breast cancer, and their families. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Bay of Plenty Times

Original publication 3 Feb, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th February 2018

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Man Files Complaint About “Excessive Nudity” In Men’s Locker Room
“I don’t think it’s right that these men make it so uncomfortable for others with their nudity.”

A Canadian man is complaining about what he describes as “excessive nudity” in the men’s changing room at his local public pool.

Norm Waddell goes to the Cowichan Aquatic Centre in Duncan, British Columbia, for physiotherapy. He told staff the men’s locker room is packed with elderly men letting it all hang free. Waddell admits they’re not doing anything illegal, but insists the lockers are for public use and everyone should feel comfortable in them.

“I don’t think it’s right that these men make it so uncomfortable for others with their nudity,” he said. “I have a son who is not comfortable with it either. There are separate cubicals and shower stalls in the change rooms so these men should be made to use them.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Logo newnownext

Original publication 1/23/2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd February 2018

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Nudist Reality vs. Cancelled Calgary Nude Swimming Event

It’s 2018 and the community that wears a swimsuit in the pool or ocean has a long way to go to understand the nudist lifestyle and values Recently the city of Calgary cancelled a nude swimming event planned for an indoor swimming/recreation facility sponsored by the group Calgary Nude Recreation.

This wasn’t the first time a nudist group had rented a city of Calgary owned facility for an event and it won’t be the last either. Unfortunately this time, public outcry and threats of violence pushed city officials to cancel the event. An online petition supported by more than 22,000 people framed the argument against the event stating the following concerns:

“I respect the concept and believe in an 18+ setting it could be a popular event. However, having naked children around a bunch of naked adults doesnt seem like a good idea for any reason. Realistically there is alot of mental illness out there that this event could trigger/effect. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Clothing Optional Trips

Original publication January 21, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 28th January 2018

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A Matter of Principle or Cutting off my nose to spite my face

Today was supposed to be my first Naturist swim at our local pool. The group organizer on Facebook contacted us to say that the pool double booked with another naturist group.

Normally this might not have been an issue but as I know the other group and their principles, I opted not to go feigning the onset of a cold.

Why would I deny myself a chance to go skinny dipping you ask? Well, you see, I once tried to join this other group only to be refused membership because I was a single male naturist. Their reasoning? They want an equal men to women ratio and said I could join if I brought a female companion. What a load of *%#! Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naturist Fab

Original publication JANUARY 20, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 25th January 2018

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BBC wildlife host Kate Humble strips off for skinny dip in freezing lake
Kate, 49, bared all as she took to being at one with nature for new series Off The Beaten Track, filmed in Wales

BBC presenter Kate Humble sheds her clothes to go skinny dipping in scenes watched by millions of TV viewers.

The Londoner, 49, displayed her bare backside as she plunged into a freezing lake while travelling around Wales for her new BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track.

Kate Humble bares her backside in BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track
Kate Humble bares her backside in BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track BBC

Kate said she wanted to see if she was “brave enough to immerse herself” in the world of artist Natasha Brooks, who regularly swims naked.

Describing her nude dip, she said: “There’s that middle bit where it creeps over your thigh.
“I can’t speak because it’s so cold.”

The Springwatch host has previously revealed her fondness for sunbathing naked in her French holiday home and claims she once danced naked in the desert with her husband. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Sun

Original publication 4th January 2018

6th January 2018