Perth swimmers bare all for world record

Jumping for joy at South Fremantle beach on Sunday. AAP/Sarah Motherwell

Jumping for joy at South Fremantle beach on Sunday. AAP/Sarah Motherwell

Perth [AAP]

Hundreds of swimmers have stripped off under Perth’s harsh sun to claim the skinny-dipping world record.

An unofficial count of Sunday’s attempt at South Beach in Fremantle was 790, toppling the record held by New Zealand of 744.

Baring all the bits that jiggled also raised money for the Butterfly Foundation, which helps people who suffer from eating disorders and a negative body image.

Participant Cassie, 23, told AAP that stripping off stripped away fear.

‘I think when everyone can see everyone else embracing it, it’s such a collective energy,’ she said.

Graeme, 37, said the excitement of the event and the group activities helped people get over the fear of being naked among other people.

While several nudist groups birthday-suited-up for the event, many participants were first-time skinny dippers.

Peter, 25, said he was used to getting naked every morning before showering, but it was a beautiful thing to see people so accepting of others’ bodies in public.


One response to “Perth swimmers bare all for world record”

  1. Ken says:

    Kiwis are PUSSIES !

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