Sports and Activities Section
Naturist can make a sport out of almost any activity. While most of the sports/activities are intended to promote health and well-being, some go a bit further in that they provide support for the local community. Naturists participate in many of the sports/activities that you might find on any beach or at any recreational club. These may include less vigorous activities such as sowing circles, cards, book clubs, pot luck dinners, yoga, or board games. Of course, the idea is to create the opportunity for social engagement and relaxation. In addition to these activities, there are opportunity to work up a sweat. These might include: volley ball (sand, hard court or water), tennis, pickle ball, bocce ball, bicycling and 5k run/walk events. These may be organized and competitive or just for fun.
Most importantly you are not expected to participate in any sport. If you want to simply lay around the pool, soak up the sun, read or simply chat with friends (new and old), we probably consider that to be a sport, as well. Just enjoy!
For more information concerning the history of sports and nude recreation you might want to take a look at the following:
For AANR West sports and activities, you may want to look at the events page:
Southern California Summer Nudist Games
An excellent example of a highly organized event is the Annual Southern California Summer Nudist Games. Click on any event below to get details of each event.
Up to four teams can participate. Each team must have at least 8 people. Each team will form one line sitting down, back to front. There will be a bucket filled will water in front of the first person and an empty bucket behind the last team member. At the word “Go” the first person will fill the cup (provided by the games committee) from the bucket, and then pass it over their head to the person behind them, and so on. The last person will pass the cup over their head and empty the cup the bucket behind them then pass the cup forward so it can be refilled and the process repeated. Once the bucket is filled to the designated marking, that team is the winner. Oh, did I forget to tell you the cup has holes in the bottom. The members of the winning team receive 3 points each. The second-place team members receive 2 points each. The members of the third-place team receive 1 point each.
There are two teams for this event. Each team will form a line and hold hands, the first person gripping the hula hoop with their free hand. At the word “Go” they must pass it over their body (without using their hand) to the next person in line and that person has to do the same, and so on down the line. This task has to be done without letting go of the person’s hands on either side. Once you have gotten to the last person, now it’s now time to do it again in reverse order. The winning team members will receive 3 points each. The opposing team members will receive 2 points each.
Two teams for this game. Players have to hold the “Pool Noodle” between their legs (no hands aloud) and run around the pool, passing it to the next teammate using just their legs. If the noodle is dropped at any time during the race or transfer, the person must pick it up off the ground using only their feet and legs. The members of the winning team receive 3 points each. The second-place team members receive 2 points each.
Up to three teams can participate. Each team must have an equal number of people. Once the game captain says “Go”, one team member can hold the inner tube in the pool while the paddling participant gets seated on the tube. The person on the inner tube must paddle the length of the pool until the tube touches the other edge. The participants must paddle themselves, no pushing off or assistance allowed. At that point, they will jump out of the tube and hold it for the next paddler to get seated take the tube back, remember – no help. This will continue until all team members have had a turn to paddle. The winning team, of course, is the one who accomplishes this task first. The members of the winning team receive 3 points each. The second-place team members receive 2 points each. The third-place team members receive 1 point each.
Up to three evenly numbered teams can participate. Each team member will have chances to through the noodles thru the hula hoops on a flooding frame in the pool. There will be three rounds at different distances. Each team member will get one chance at each distance. Participants will through the noodles while standing in the shallow end of the pool. For each noodle that going thru the hula hoop the team receives 1 point. The team with the most points wins. The members of the winning team receive 3 points each. The second-place team members receive 2 points each. The third-place team members receive 1 point each.
Up to 3 teams can compete in this game. Each team will have an equal number of players. There will be 100 plastic bottles filled with water and placed in the pool. Any type of googles, masks or swimming apparatus will not be allowed. A member of each team will dive to the bottom of the pool and compete with the members of the opposing teams to grab as many bottles as they can in one breath. They then need to successfully bring the bottles to their designated team area of the pool deck and place them on the deck without help. When all the bottles have been placed on the deck the next team member can enter the pool and with one breath, dive and collect as many bottles as they can manage and this repeats for all member until all the bottles been retrieved. Each bottle collected will be worth one point each and the bottles with straws will be worth 2 points each. The team with the most points wins. The winning team will receive 3 points each. The second-place team receives 2 points each. The third-place team will receive 1 point each.
This is an individual event. Step up to the line when it is your turn. You will be handed an empty brown paper bag, someone will fill it with approximately 16 ounces of water just prior to the toss. At this point you will need to throw the bag and try to get it hit the center of the hula hoop target on the ground. The closest to the center of the hoop wins. Your toss will be marked where the bag first hits the ground. The winning member will receive 3 points. The second-place member receives 2 points. The third-place member will receive 1 point.
Get a partner, this game requires teams of two people each. Face your partner and toss the water filled balloon to them. If your partner catches it without popping or breaking it, move to the next designated line. Now it is time for your partner to toss it back to you. Repeat this until your balloon bursts. The last team to have a full water balloon wins this competition. The members of the winning team receive 3 points. The second-place team members receive 2 points. The third-place team will receive 1 point each.