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These swimmers will try to set a record in North America, naturally

Care to go bare? Then leave the swimsuit at home and join the thousands of people who’ll be attempting to set a skinny-dipping record.

More than 60 nudist resorts across the U.S. and Canada, including five in Southern California, will be participating in the July 11 World Record Skinny-Dip Across North America.

The nudist clubs’ pools will be packed at noon Pacific Time as designated record keepers take the head counts.

The American Assn. for Nude Recreation is hoping to break its own record set on the same date, July 11, in 2009. That’s when 13,648 people simultaneously jumped in the water.

To be counted, there’s but one requirement: You have to be naked.

The participating locations stretch from British Columbia to Florida. Newcomers to nudism will be welcomed at these Southland locations:

DeAnza Springs Resort  in Jacumba Hot Springs, near the border of Mexico.

Glen Eden Nudist Resort in Corona.

Living Waters Spa in Desert Hot Springs.

Olympian Club in Tustin.

Southern California Naturist Assn. in Calabasas.

The July event isn’t sanctioned by Guinness, which says the world record for the largest skinny dip took place March 8 at South Beach in Perth, Australia, where 786 people shed their clothes before dashing into the Indian Ocean.

The nude recreation association advocates for the right to enjoy what a news release described as “wholesome, family-style nude recreation.” Many of its member resorts promote “nakationing” by offering lodging and other amenities.

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