Thousands of Australian swimmers have their bare butts set to break the all-time record for skinny dips.
The world’s largest annual Nudie Dip, Sydney Skinny, is back after a three-year hiatus.
More than 2,000 swimmers are expected to plunge into the water on Sunday off Cobblers Beach, north of the city.
The event’s founder, Nigel Marsh, said this year’s edition could be a stronger show than 2018, which set a world record with 2,505 naked women participating in an Irish strip and dip. I think.
“I think this year will be the year that we break some records and prove to the world how vibrant and vibrant Sydney is,” he said.
Every year around 2,000 swimmers take the Dark Mofo Nude Solstice Swim on Hobart’s chilly Derwent River.
In November, the Sydneysiders also stripped down and swam at Bondi Beach as part of a large-scale artwork by renowned photographer Spencer Tunick.
Sydney Skinny organizers hope to bring together similar attendees for the event’s 10th anniversary.
“Our event is for everyone who wants to step outside their comfort zone.
“If you’ve ever felt uneasy about doing something this bold, you’ll be taken care of. You’ll have the best time of your life.”
This year’s swim is part of a collaboration with the charity Skin Check Champions to raise awareness of the importance of skin cancer screening.
Among the naked bathers is Casey Burgess, former member of the children’s music group Hi-5. She swims for her family who battled skin cancer and melanoma.
“Skin cancer has rocked my world countless times…it’s why I’m diving,” she said.
“I think you’re wearing sunscreen all over your body while you’re swimming.”
Novice nude beach enthusiasts can take part in the 300-meter Harbor Swim, while experienced swimmers can opt for the 900-meter plunge.
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