We got to participate in the AANR Guinness Book of World Records skinny dip event at Desert Sun Resortin Palm Springs. It was a great event with general manager Michael Williams and his team at Desert Sun Resort keeping the whole thing fun, active and organized.
There was a large and lively crowd, which is great considering it’s mid July and the forecast was for temperatures around 110 degrees. Near noon we set up our video camera to capture the event. Just when we thought we were cool, reporters and cameramen from several Palm Springs TV stations rolled in with huge broadcast cameras.
Despite all the cameras, just before noon, over 100 naked people showed up and began entering the pool The atmosphere was fun, lively and social. One group even did a semi-synchronized “nude dive” into the pool.
When you see that many people happy, relaxed and having fun it’s contagious. It reminds you that little kids are happy to run around naked. They don’t care what other people think. They know it feels good, and they find smiles and acceptance from others. But then we’re taught it’s wrong. We should be embarrassed or ashamed. That being natural and honest and having fun with others is somehow wrong. Too bad for all the people that feel that way, because according to some early estimates, more than 20,000 people got to enjoy how great skinny dipping feels last Saturday.
If you weren’t among them, we hope you’ll be one of them next year!