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The world’s largest nude ocean swim is closer than you think

Budgie smugglers weighing you down? Bikini just too much effort? If you answered yes to one or both (no judgement) of these questions head to Sydney this weekend (23 February) for the world’s largest nude ocean swim, The Sydney Skinny.


Marketed as “a celebration of life set to be a joyous experience that focuses on what unites us, not what divides us” The Sydney Skinny is located at Cobblers Beach, and aims to raise money for a rejuvenation project throughout Sydney Harbour National Park and assist The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife continue its conservation work.


This year’s swim follows the success of last year’s inaugural event, which welcomed close to 1,000 adventurous swimmers who de-robed and swam in the name of unity and diversity, to combat body image issues or simply to celebrate being alive.


Flippers and floatation aids are said to be welcome – although what they mean by ‘flippers’ and ‘floatation devices’ is open to interpretation.




Written by: Gaya Avery
Published: 18 February 2014

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