NAC Advisory
WASHINGTON: NAC SEATTLE SWIMS
August 28, 2006

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DATE:    August 28, 2006
SUBJECT: NAC Seattle Swims
TO:      Naturists and others who enjoy skinny-dipping

Dear Naturist,

An important focus of the Naturist Action Committee (NAC) is working proactively with local activists to expand clothing-optional opportunities. One of NAC's present projects is a series of nude swims at public pools in Seattle, Washington.

NAC SEATTLE SWIMS

In close cooperation with the Seattle-based Body Freedom Collaborative, The Naturist Action Committee is happy to announce the "NAC Seattle Swims": a new series of evening nude swims in Seattle, Washington.

Many naturist groups have organized swimming events in private health clubs and other private facilities. A much smaller number have been able to use public facilities. NAC is particularly excited to sponsor this series of events and initiate the nude use of two fine indoor public swimming pools that are run and operated by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Seattle.
 
The NAC Seattle Swims will further the existing good relations between NAC, local skinny-dippers, and the City of Seattle. The nude swims will also serve as fundraisers for NAC, to assist it in its ongoing work of advancing and defending opportunities for responsible clothes-free recreation at private sites and on select public lands.

The swims will also be a whole lot of fun.
 
A FEW DETAILS

NAC board member Mark Storey and BFC co-director Daniel Johnson are organizing the swims. They selected the pools on the basis of the facilities' ease of access, the pools' amenities, and neighborhood safety. Helene Madison Pool in northwestern Seattle has two pools: one is of 3.5 feet deep; the larger pool ranges from 6 to 12.5 feet deep, and offers both low and high diving boards.

Ballard Pool is located in the Ballard District of Seattle, and boasts a large pool (3-12 feet deep) featuring a tube slide and rope swing. A large hot tub sits next to the pool.

All swims are on the second Saturday of the month, and go from 8:00-10:00 PM. People may arrive 15 minutes early to undress in the men's and women's changing rooms (each containing coin-operated lockers). Swimmers need to bring their own towels and any personal swim gear.

Swim organizers plan to schedule games for kids, and more athletic competitions for adults. The Naturist Society will provide prizes for some of these events at each of the six swims.

NAC SEATTLE SWIMS SCHEDULE

   Oct. 14, 2006 - Helene Madison Pool
   Nov. 11, 2006 - Helene Madison Pool
   Dec. 09, 2006 - Helene Madison Pool
   Jan. 13, 2007 - Ballard Pool
   Feb. 10, 2007 - Ballard Pool
   Mar. 10, 2007 - Ballard Pool

WHAT IS NAC ASKING YOU TO DO?

The Naturist Action Committee invites you to participate in this series of fun nude swims at public indoor pools. Have fun! Support NAC!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?

CLICK HERE for more information

For additional important information about the NAC Seattle swims, visit:
http://seattleswims.org
   or
http://naked.wikia.com/wiki/NAC_Seattle_Swims


PLEASE HELP NAC HELP LOCAL NATURISTS

The Naturist Action Committee exists to advance and protect the rights and interests of naturists throughout North America. NAC consistently and successfully supports the responsible nude use of public lands and facilities. The activist programs of the Naturist Action Committee rely entirely on the voluntary support of involved naturists. Please donate generously with a check to:

    NAC
    PO Box 132
    Oshkosh, WI 54903

Or use your credit card to make a direct donation online through NAC's Web site:
   
www.naturistaction.org/donate/

Thank you for choosing to make a difference.

Naturally,

Mark Storey
Board Member
Naturist Action Committee

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Naturist Action Committee (NAC) - PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Executive Dir. Bob Morton       - execdir@naturistaction.org
Board Member Mark Storey        - storey98@aol.com
Online Rep. Dennis Kirkpatrick  - naturist@sunclad.com
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MORE INFORMATION

Admittance to the NAC Seattle Swims

 The City of Seattle rents its swimming facilities for private use, so NAC agreed that those enjoying the NAC Seattle Swims would be associated with NAC. For the purpose of these swims, that means anyone who is currently a member in good standing of The Naturist Society, the American Association for Nude Recreation, The SLUGS, or the Wreck Beach Preservation Society. Organizers of the NAC Seattle Swims also wish to make a special invitation to those who have participated in local naked cycling events or the local Burning Man community. People from any of these latter groups should contact Daniel Johnson for information on taking part in the NAC Seattle Swims at aquaman at seattlebeaches dot org.

To gain admission into any of the NAC Seattle Swims, individuals need to arrive with their TNS, AANR, SLUGS, or WBPS membership card, or confer with Johnson to be recognized as an active naked participant of the Seattle-area events noted above. They will then purchase a participation card for the NAC Seattle Swims for $5. Children and teens under 18 years of age will be admitted (free of charge) only when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The NAC Seattle Swims participant card (along with a photo ID) will allow access to any of the 2006/07 NAC Seattle Swims. Each swim costs an additional $10 per person. Thus if you were to go to all six swims, it would cost $5 for the swim card and $60 for all six swims. If you go to one swim, it would cost $5 for the swim card and $10 for one swim. Please keep in mind that this is a fundraiser for NAC. One hundred percent of the proceeds, after expenses, goes to NAC. Cash or personal checks made out to "Naturist Action Committee" will be accepted at the door. Organizers will not be able to process credit card payments for the swims.

If someone arrives and is not a member of any of the groups above, or does not have any group membership card on hand, to enjoy the swim he or she will have the option of joining TNS or of purchasing a one-year update to an existing TNS membership. Payment for such membership can be made with cash, personal checks made out to "The Naturist Society," or a credit card number.

All participants over 18 are expected to participate naked in the pool area when practical; those under 18 may choose for themselves. No one under 18 will be allowed into the pool area without his or her parent or legal guardian.

Common Sense Restrictions

As requested by the City, swim organizers will cover the windows looking into the pool so that the swims will be private. That said, the NAC Seattle Swims are events at which behavior at all times throughout the facilities will be appropriate for young and old. Participants and Parks staff will be promoting and preserving a family-friendly, non-sexualized atmosphere.

Photography and videography of the swims will be strictly regulated by the organizers. Photography will be allowed only on pre-approval of the organizers, and no one will ever be photographed without his or her explicit and informed permission. In short, do not bring cameras to the swims.

Please pass word of the NAC Seattle Swims to fellow naturists, nudists, and other skinny-dipping enthusiasts.

Directions to Helene Madison Pool
(13401 Meridian Ave. N,Seattle)

Heading North on I-5:

  • Take the 130th St. exit (i.e., Exit #174).
  • Turn left on 130th St. heading west for .2 miles.
  • Turn right on Meridian Ave. N, heading north for .2 miles to Madison Pool at 13401 Meridian Ave. N.

Heading South on I-5:

  • Take the 145th St. exit (i.e., Exit #175).
  • Turn right onto 145th heading west for .2 miles.
  • Turn left on Meridian Ave. N, heading south for 1.5 miles to Madison Pool at 13401 Meridian Ave. N.

Directions to Ballard Pool
(1471 NW 67th St.,Seattle)

Heading North on I-5:

  • Take the N 85th St. exit (i.e., Exit #172).
  • Stay on N 85th St. heading west.
  • Continue on N 85th until you come to 15th Ave. NW.
  • Turn left onto 15th Ave NW.
  • Continue on 15th Ave NW until you come to NW 67th St.
  • Turn left onto NW 67th St.
  • Ballard Pool will be on your right-hand side.

Heading South on I-5:

  • Take the N 85th St. exit (i.e., Exit #172).
  • Turn right onto N 85th St.
  • Continue on N 85th until you come to 15th Ave. NW.
  • Turn left onto 15th Ave NW.
  • Continue on 15th Ave NW until you come to NW 67th St.
  • Turn left onto NW 67th St.
  • Ballard Pool will be on your right-hand side.
     

For further information and updates on the NAC Seattle Swims, see http://SeatleSwims.org
 

See you at the pool! 

Mark Storey & Daniel Johnson
http://naturistaction.org
http://bodyfreedom.org
 

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