Swimming Pool and Naturist Etiquette

New members have mentioned in the past that they are sometimes unsure about some areas of proper etiquette at an NCGM swim. Most naturist etiquette is common sense and is in many ways similar to etiquette elsewhere but a reminder could save some embarrassing moments!

The Golden Rule is to always bring your own towel and use it every time you sit down on chairs, in the sauna, wherever.

We are a naturist club and our events are naturist, and at those times being clothed is traditionally not optional. There are lots of other opportunities to wear a swimsuit at other pool times if you want to.

Cameras of any sort, including video, PDAs, cellphones and the like are not permitted.

Be responsible for the supervision and actions of your children and your guests.

We value our relationship with the pools and their lifeguards so don’t try and tempt the lifeguards to join us. To do their important job, they must be easily identified and are not permitted to be out of uniform.

Some naturists may be reticent about disclosing details such as last names, occupation or place of residence. Please respect the privacy of others.

Aggressive or provocative behaviour, or overt sexual activity are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Erections may occur naturally, but are rare at naturist events. Proper etiquette is to cover up with a towel or turn over on your stomach. If you don’t think about it, it will likely never be an issue.

Speak up for the etiquette standards. If you see someone who may have overlooked something, a friendly reminder can avoid awkward situations.

Naturism can be life changing! Enjoy and have fun. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask co-members for advice. In particular, you are invited to approach Board members or Welcome Committee volunteers for assistance. You can identify them by the bracelets that they wear — blue for Board members and red for the Welcome Committee.

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