A decision to ban nude swimming for men at the venerable Milwaukee Athletic Club is making waves with some of the longtime members who for decades have enjoyed exercising au naturel, in a tradition that vanished long ago from most of the nation's downtown clubs.

"Change is difficult," he said. "Some of our older members really enjoy this benefit. But we felt that, in an effort to appeal to younger members, we had to change with the times."

Bellin says the nude swimming has made for some eye-popping encounters over the years. He recalls when one of his four sons was taking a coed scuba diving class in the men's pool. A nude man, not knowing that a pod of scuba divers was hovering at the bottom of the pool, jumped in and began his regimen.

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