A correspondent to this blog saw the post below of photos of vintage swim wear and wrote the following:
How I loved those ancient swimming gears, especially the last (oldest) ones. At my prepschool we had terrible woollen slips . . . white if you couldn't swim, then red and blue when you had passed all the tests. `But best of all in the summer when we got out of bed and, instead of going for the cold showers which happened during the winter months, we poured down to the swimming pool and, throwing aside our towels, dived in and swam a length. Scores of little naked shrimps. What a joy. What a memory.