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->"''You shed the city and lots of other things during the drive. By the time I see that water, I'm good.''"
-->-- '''Newsanchor [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/anchors-away/2011/06/28/AGa1LSqH_gallery.html#photo=13 Wendy Rieger]]''' on skinny dipping in the Chesapeake Bay.

Skinny Dipping is swimming, but without the swimsuit. In the nude.

Usually, this is used in fiction for several reasons:
* {{Fanservice}}, of course. Because nothing turns people on more than water! Sometimes it's a way to get away with a nude scene without being too erotic.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny and GoneSwimmingClothesStolen, the latter of which is a sub-trope of this. Together, they can make a humorous situation.
* Sometimes a common element in {{Slasher Movie}}s, where a female skinny dipper is usually killed by the murderer.
* SamusIsAGirl. A great way to reveal her [[ViewerGenderConfusion secret]], right?
* To be TruthInTelevision.

As mentioned above, Skinny Dipping is Truth in Television. It was a common practice back before the 1950's or so, when swimsuits were impractical. It is still done today, though. As a matter of fact, some [[UsefulNotes/{{Nudism}} nudist camps]] which are otherwise clothing optional make their pools no-clothing. (It's a little known fact that suit fibers just mean something extra to clean out of the filter system.)

Related to NakedPeopleAreFunny. Often the prelude to a TwoPersonPoolParty. Can result to OutdoorBathPeeping or NakedPeopleTrappedOutside. Super-trope to GoneSwimmingClothesStolen. Contrast NonNudeBathing. For anime, see also FuroScene and HotSpringsEpisode (which is not ''always'' naked, only ''often''). Compare WaterfallShower, which can overlap or be a prelude to this at times, and SlipperySwimsuit, where the swimmer started off clothed but wound up naked anyway.

'''[[DontTryThisAtHome Don't try this in real life.]]''' The resulting charges can range from public indecency to second degree sexual assault, especially if children are nearby, and there's nothing like spending the rest of your natural life on a registered sex offender list.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', the ShamelessFanserviceGirl Nefert invokes the trope on Yuri and herself [[spoiler: to trick a guy following them into thinking that they're a group of bored noblemen on an outing, rather than the companions of Prince Ramses.]]
* This trope could have happened in Episode 35 of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' (The World Series). Italy asks Germany and Japan to strip so they could do [[InnocentInnuendo something]] while they are stuck on an island. Germany begins to strangle him, cutting him off. Italy was talking about swimming... but he [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything worded his words strangely.]]
* In ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld,'' the lesbian couple Alielle and Fatora go skinny dipping for {{Fanservice}}.
* In ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero,'' Luctiana is shown swimming naked in an oasis. Later, Saito suggests he and Tiffania cool off in the oasis. He takes off his shirt and jumps in, then gets flustered when [[InnocentFanserviceGirl she]] completely strips down to join him.
* Naturally for a swimming based anime, ''Anime/{{Free}}'''s first episode sees Nagisa gleefully strip his clothes to join Haruka in the pool.
* In ''Manga/{{Freezing}},'' Elizabeth Mably always swims or relaxes in the third year dorm's private pool naked, in contrast with the other girls. In ''Freezing: Vibration'', she shows no reservations about being naked at a public poolside among relative strangers. [[NotDistractedbythesexy None of the other girls]] [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight seem fazed by this,]] and it's only brought up by Roxanne, whose skimpy one-piece swimsuit attracts much more attention.
* In ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' (part of ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''), Aisha/[[DubNameChange Marlene]] at one point dives nude into the lake. This is unexpected since she is normally very shy.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}:''
** In the first episode of ''Anime/TurnAGundam,'' Loran Cehak goes skinny dipping in a river and gets swept away by the current. He's rescued by the Heim sisters, Sochie and Kihel, who also happen to be skinny dipping downstream.
** In ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X,]]'' Tiffa Adill goes skinny dipping with some dolphins. [[UpliftedAnimal Super intelligent Newtype Dolphins.]]
** A ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' artbook has a picture of Relena waist-deep in a spring in the forest, with no clothes on.
** In [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam,]] ColonelBadass Natasha Zabikov goes skinny dipping in the Highlands. [[LovableSexManiac Sai Saici]] peeps on her and almost gets shot for his "trouble."
* In ''Anime/InTheBeginningTheBibleStories,'' a young Moses and the future pharaoh involve in this. This is how the latter discovers Moses is a Hebrew (he was circumsized), and despises Moses for it.
* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Kuroka demonstrates she wears nothing under her kimono by taking it off to swim in Issei's pool.
* Kagome from ''Manga/InuYasha.'' Usually, HilarityEnsues. It should be noticed that she later starts using a modern swimsuit when she bathes / swims in rivers and the like, only fully stripping if she's in hot springs / baths. (It'd be pretty unpractical to wear one in such hot water, anyway.)
* In ''Manga/KenkoZenrakeiSuieibuUmisho'', Amuro skinny dips right outside her house. Noticing what she's doing, Momoko decides that maybe it's the secret of her success at swimming and decides to skinny dip as well. Humorously, Amuro decides to invite Hakane to go for a swim with her as well, uncaring that she's stark naked.
* The manga adaptation of ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' includes a scene of Luna bathing nude in a forest spring. Alex [[AccidentalPervert accidentally discovers where she's wandered off to]] and [[OutdoorBathPeeping simply gapes silently]] until Nall gives him away. [[MegatonPunch Cue the fireworks.]]
* Multiple times in ''Franchise/LupinIII,'' often with Fujiko:
** Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket: Episode 110 has a nudist beach with some guys does this. Episode 141 has Fujiko Mine swim naked in a swimming pool and then takes a shower.
** Fujiko in the first episode of ''Anime/LupinIIIPinkJacket.'' Idem in the first episode of ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine.''
** Lara in an oasis in the movie ''Anime/LupinIIITheSecretOfTwilightGemini.''
* Machiko from ''Manga/MaicchinguMachikoSensei'' is forced in this situation in the opening where two students remove her costume while she swim in the swimming pool.
* In Episode 7 of ''Anime/RinneNoLagrange,'' Madoka, Lan, and Muginami reconcile their misunderstandings of Muginami's older brother that occurred in the previous episode by bathing together in the ocean completely in the buff. [[MoodWhiplash This comes just after the]] FuroScene between Madoka and Muginami concerning about the latter's DarkAndTroubledPast and Lan didn't decide to bathe with them until Muginami took a walk alongside the shore.
* ''Anime/SevenMortalSins'': In episode 2, after booking a hotel room, Leviathan jumps into the pool in her clothes while Lucifer strips before entering. Leviathan then strips after Lucifer comments that swimming in your clothes is rude. Lucifer then orders her human servant Maria Totsuka to join them, and uses magic to force her to strip and enter the pool when Maria is too embarrassed.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' has had one or two scenes where the elves swim and sunbathe in various states of undress, including total of course.
* Happens a couple of times in ''ComicBook/{{Bone}},'' once off-screen with Fone Bone and Thorn, and once on-screen with Smiley Bone. Humorously, Thorn doesn't care if Fone Bone sees her naked (telling him that he never wears clothes anyway), but when Fone walks in on Smiley skinny dipping, Smiley embarrassedly tells him to turn around [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal until he's put his vest on.]]
* In an issue of ''ComicBook/TeenTitans,'' [[ActionGirl Ravager]] goes skinny dipping in the pool in Titans Tower. In ''Teen Titans'' #50 (4th or 5th volume) [[MsFanservice Ravager]] invites [[DoggedNiceGuy Kid]] [[ButtMonkey Devil]] to come in with her.
* An issue of ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' comicbook ends with the townspeople getting drenched in mud and going skinny dipping to wash off.
* In Brazilian comic ''[[ComicBook/MonicasGang Chuck Billy,]]'' a bunch of hillbilly boys have this habit. A particular comic has the protagonist and his girlfriend swimming naked... And later, he gets blushed at her dress, saying it's too revealing.
* Harley and the roller derby girls go skinny dipping in ''ComicBook/HarleyQuinn'' #10.
* Tallulah Black goes skinny dipping (complete with convenient SceneryCensor) in ''[[ComicBook/JonahHex All Star Western]]'' #34. Jonah enjoys the view before hastening to join her.
* ''ComicBook/SinCity:'' Ava Lord does this in ''A Dame to Kill For," putting on a show for Dwight.
* One of the first casualties to the dinosaurs of ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}'' was doing this. His girlfriend is found, naked and catatonic, on a later scene of the same issue. Meriem is pretty fond of it, as well.
* ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' would sometimes go skinny dipping with some girl freaks, having innocent fun and oblivious to voyeuristic police in helicopters or repressed peeping toms crowding the perimeter of a nude beach.
* ''Comicbook/JuniorBravesOfTheApocalypse'' {{lampshades}} the generational divide on this trope: on the camping trip, the troop leader suggests that any of the boys without a swimsuit can just swim naked, like he did at their age. The Braves just stare at him for a BeatPanel, comment that that's gross, and follow Buddy's advice to swim in their shorts and underwear.
* In ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen: Century 1910'', Captain Nemo's daughter Janni Dakkar is first seen swimming naked.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* A frequent occurrence in ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise''.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' has the title character taking a bath in the middle of the night [[SweetPollyOliver so as not to reveal her identity.]] HilarityEnsues when she discovers that some of the other Chinese soldiers had the same idea:
-->'''Mulan:''' [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments I never want to see a naked man again.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' has the heroes doing this during a montage; naturally, their clothes are stolen by monkeys.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The first victim of the Shark in ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' is a woman skinny dipping.
* In ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', a woman goes swimming naked off the California coast during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and winds up in a close encounter with a Japanese submarine. She's played by the same actress who was eaten while Skinny Dipping in ''Jaws'' (but she lives in ''1941'', happily if embarrassed).
* ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet:'' Commander Adams visits Altaira while she's swimming by herself:
--> '''Altaira:''' Come on in!\\
'''Adams:''' Didn't bring my bathing suit.\\
'''Altaira:''' What's a bathing suit?\\
'''Adams:''' Oh, murder!
* ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' begins with a girl skinny dipping at Camp Crystal Lake.
* ''Film/TommyBoy'' features a woman skinny dipping in a hotel pool while Creator/DavidSpade has ADateWithRosiePalms.
* ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' has Clark swimming naked with another woman in a hotel swimming pool, only to be caught by his family.
* In ''Film/WildHogs,'' the four main characters do this but then are interrupted by a family with young children who don't realize this, and then things turn awkward really fast until the StraightGay police officer shows up...
* In ''Film/{{Dragonslayer}},'' there is a skinny dipping scene between Valerian and Galen, which also has a nice helping of SamusIsAGirl for good measure.
* Tanya Roberts in the title role in ''Film/{{Sheena}},'' who has [[InnocentFanserviceGirl No Nudity Taboo.]]
* The infamous skinny dipping scene in ''Film/ChildBride.''
* Indulged in by the hero and heroine of ''Film/{{Sssssss}}'', leading the heroine's father to turn the hero into a snake. Yeah, you read that right.
* In Australian horror film ''Primal'', the first character to catch TheVirus gets it from skinny dipping.
* In ''Film/LogansRun'', Logan 5 (Michael York) and Jessica 6 (Creator/JennyAgutter) do this when they find a lake.
* Jenny Agutter (again) in the 1971 Australian film ''Film/{{Walkabout}}''. Quite a long scene.
* A German Film, ''Die Wolke'' ("The Cloud"), based on a book by Gudrun Pausewang, features two girls doing this. This is presented as carefree time, contrasted with what happens later when [[spoiler:a nuclear plant explodes, making swimming in any natural water source extremely dangerous.]]
* In ''Film/InTime'', Will and Sylvia break away from her boring party to swim in the ocean (her mansion is next to the beach).
* In ''Film/CityOfAngels'', Nathaniel Messinger (an old, fat guy) does this. Seth follows him into the water, but keeps his clothes on.
* In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Bruce Wayne and two dates enter a fancy restaurant. The two air-headed bimbos almost immediately jump into the fountain and strip.
-->'''Maitre D:''' Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear.
* Dana Delany and Stephanie Niznik are seen swimming nude in ''Literature/ExitToEden''.
* The 1998 version of ''Film/TheParentTrap'' features twins Hallie and Annie playing a hand of Five Card Poker at summer camp, with the loser to skinny dip while the whole cabin watches. Hallie's Royal Flush beats Annie's Straight Flush. They steal Annie's clothes.
* In ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', James Bond finds a woman swimming naked in a swimming pool. She invites him to join her, and he politely declines until she asks again. The people he was waiting to meet interrupt him before he can cast off his clothes.
* In ''Film/ProjectX'', Costa puts a "Naked Women Only" sign next to the pool. To the boys' surprise, several of the girls actually obey it.
* In ''Film/ASingleMan'', George (Colin Firth) and Kenny (Nicholas Hoult) do this at the beach, in the middle of the night.
* In ''Film/TheBigWedding'', Nuria jumps naked into the lake to entice Jared.
* In ''Film/WhatsYourNumber'', Colin and Ally do this in the Boston Harbor. Then they realize it was a stupid idea because the water is ''cold''.
* In ''Film/AlphaDog'', Alma (Amber Heard) and Julie (Creator/AmandaSeyfried) do this in a swimming pool, and don't mind when Zach walks in on them. And joins them.
* In the movie ''Film/{{Cracks}}'' there is a somewhat creepy scene where a teacher takes the girls on her diving team for a midnight swim and they all go skinny dipping.
* One of girls in ''Film/DeathScreams'' decides to take break from the bonfire party and go swimming in nude. She's interrupted by the floating corpses of the two lovers from the film's opening, followed by the killer [[SlashedThroat slashing her throat]].
* ''Film/TheAmerican''. The protagonist takes his girlfriend to an isolated river spot, convinced she's a [[ContractOnTheHitman rival assassin send to kill him]]. Instead she strips down to her panties and gets in the water, but he's too tense to enjoy the sight.
* In ''Film/ThePriceOfMilk'', Rob (Creator/KarlUrban) skinny dips in a vat of milk with his girlfriend.
* In ''Film/NowAndThen'', the four girls stumble upon the Wormer boys, who recently played a prank on them, doing this at a lake, and use the opportunity to get revenge on them by deploying the GoneSwimmingClothesStolen trope.
* ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'': When Bond first arrives on Octopussy's island, he's able to see her swimming in her pool in the nude.
* Dates at least as far back as 1918 and ''Film/{{Mickey}}''. Herbert is out surveying his land when his telescope finds Mickey (Creator/MabelNormand) sans clothing, taking a dive in the lake.
* In the 1933 film ''Film/MansCastle'', two lovers go skinny dipping on a whim. Granted, this is the UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra, so things were much more lenient when it came to nudity.
* ''Film/CharlieWilsonsWar'' opens with the titular character naked in a hot tub with several equally naked Playboy Playmates.
* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': The photo of Grace from their weekend at the lake is strongly implies this (We don't see it clearly, but she's said to be "perky".)
* In ''Film/Siren2010'', Silka entices Rachel to come swimming naked with her as the group is making camp on the beach. The sight is enough to make Ken and Marco join them. And then things get weird...

* An elderly man in Florida had owned a large farm for years. He had a large pond in the back, fixed up nice; picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some orange and peach trees. The pond was ideal for swimming , although he rarely did that anymore. One evening he decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over. He grabbed a five gallon bucket with which to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, "We're not coming out until you leave!" The old man frowned, "I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or to make you get out of the pond naked..." holding the bucket up he said, "...I'm here to feed the alligator."

* In ''Literature/TheGreatBrain'', all the boys go skinny dipping in the local pond on a regular basis. One summer it was so hot even the grown men went, crowding the boys out. (Girls and women had to stay at home in their large heavy period dresses and sweat the summer out.)
* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'', Lazarus Long, 2,000 years in the future, has to explain to his daughters / sisters / clones that people in the 20th century actually wore clothes while swimming. They don't understand why anyone would.
* Another Heinlein: Jubal's pool in ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'' is swimsuit-free.
* The book series ''Soup'': the narrator and the title character skinny dips in the book ''Soup and Me''. However, [[GoneSwimmingClothesStolen their clothes are stolen]] and they are forced to "borrow" dresses to cover themselves up.
* In the Newbery book ''Literature/OnMyHonor'', this is an important plot point, because the hero, Joel, loses his friend Tony, who drowns [[DeathByNewberyMedal (since this is a Newbery book)]].
* In the story "Literature/TheEcho" by J. Nagibin, a major plot point is that the girl the protagonist befriended does this. The protagonist is forced into a SadisticChoice when [[spoiler:a group of bullies he fears (while trying to be accepted by them) starts harassing the girl.]]
* In ''Literature/TrialByJournal'', one character does this in the hotel pool at night.
* Bella and Edward in ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Breaking Dawn]]''. Justified as they were 1) alone on a private island and 2) on their wedding night preparing to consumate their marriage.
* ''Literature/TheFountainhead'' starts with this.
* ''Fiddleback'' by Elisabeth Honey has a chapter named "Skinny Dipping or [[DoubleEntendre Free Willies II]]". The chapter is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* A minor plot point on ''When the Windman Comes'' by A. Michelis. The protagonist (an 11-year-old boy) discovers photos of a girl in a bathing suit and thinks the girl is Pareidolie, his friend (who is also 11 years old, just like on the photos). But Pareidolie replies that she doesn't even have a bathing suit. [[spoiler:Her mother doesn't want her to swim together with other kids as this would be "unsafe" and to enforce this, Pareidolie is [[InsaneTrollLogic obliged to always swim in the nude]]. At this moment Patrick realizes that Pareidolie's mother is not completely sane.]]
* Happens very poignantly in ''Pictures of Adam'', where Lisa (a girl from a rich family) challenges Adam (a boy from a poor family) to skinny dip in the nearby lake. When they do, she explains to him that "I am not my clothes, or my house... I am what is now in the pool... and so are You", bringing the point across that class differences aren't insurmountable. Lisa ''is'' aware of dangers (stranger-related or otherwise) in such undertaking, so as soon as they get out, she puts her clothes back on
* ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'':
** When Will escapes to a new world in ''The Subtle Knife'', one of the first things he does is undress and go swimming in the ocean.
** In ''The Amber Spyglass'' Mary Malone takes her clothes to swim after some seed pods, much to the shock and gratefulness of the Mulefa. Also, both Lyra and Will skinny dip near the end of the book as a way to bathe.
* The ''Freshman Dorm'' series by Linda A. Cooney plays a more PG version of this in ''Freshman Schemes'' by having good girl Courtney Conner and her boyfriend go swimming [[FullyClothedNudity in their underwear]]. When pictures emerge, it nearly ruins both of their reputations.
* Implied in ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird''. The heroine's brother won't take her to a pond with him and Dill, because they prefer to skinny-dip.
* In ''Literature/YoungWizards'' Nita and Kit have to swim naked before they turn into whales in ''Deep Wizardry''. Bathing suits don't fit on whales.
* In the book version of ''Literature/DrNo'', James Bond first [[NakedFirstImpression meets Honey Ryder when she's seashell hunting while wearing only goggles, a snorkel, and a belt for her knife]].
* Literature/PhryneFisher and Simon go skinny dipping in ''Raisins and Almonds''.
* In ''The Body'', the book that was later adapted into the movie ''Film/StandByMe'', the four boys go skinny dipping in a beaver pond, which turns out to be infested with leeches. This scene was altered for the movie, where they fall in with their clothes still on.
* In the fifth book of ''Literature/VenusPrime'', Sparta spends the latter half of the book swimming nude in the world-ship of Amalthea.
* ''Literature/TheGatesOfSleep'': Marina goes skinny-dipping with undines once that we see, but it's clearly a common occurrence whenever the weather's warm enough.
* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': Julie desires to skinny dip in Lake Powell.
* Done without even a hint of fan-service in Brock Cole's ''Literature/TheGoats'', as the characters involved are pre-teens and only naked because of a horrific camp hazing tradition. Howie and Grace's decision to do this just to get away from the other kids kick-starts the plot, as the misadventures which unfold thereafter are a direct consequence of that choice. The scenes are kept pretty faithfully in the film adaptation ''LiveActionFilm/StandingUp''.
* The main characters in ''Literature/TheRestOfUsJustLiveHere'' skinny dip during their private after-prom party at an isolated cabin in the woods. It's for purely platonic fun and bonding: most of them are old friends, and of the two couples present one is in a SecretRelationship.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'': The 1977 episode "My Ellen," which actually involves young teen-agers (Melissa Sue Anderson was the only bonafide teen at 16, while Melissa Gilbert and the actress who played Ellen (Mia Bendixsen) were 13) skinny-dipping at the beginning of the episode. All that's seen are the girls' bare-shoulders, although several young boys who are classmates of Laura, Mary and Ellen hope to see more. The storyline follows the "accidental drowning" plotline when, upon discovery that they're being watched, the girls momentarily duck until the boys go away, but Ellen becomes entangled in some wooded brush and drowns.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': Veronica does it in one episode.
* ''Series/WhiteCollar'' has Alex making Neal skinny dip with her to prove that he wasn't wearing a wire. It should be noted, Neal is played by [[{{Fanservice}} Matt Bomer]].
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Clark has a fantasy about Lana and him skinny dipping in the episode "Slumber".
** In the episode "Heat", Jonathan Kent goes to Lex Luthor's swimming pool and finds a woman swimming naked in it.
* The opening of ''Series/PetticoatJunction'' shows the girls skinny dipping in the water tank. In fact that's how that particular location gets its (unofficial) name, from the girls' petticoats draped over the side of the tank.
* In ''Series/ModernFamily'', we learn that when she was a teenager, Claire was caught by the police skinny-dipping in a neighbor's pool.
* ''Series/TheYoungRiders'': Teaspoon discovered that Lou was really Louise, when he decided to join her in the pond she was bathing in, over "his" objections.
* ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'' ep. “Look Ma, No Pants” has Doogie skinny dipping in the family pool with his mother’s new boss…until he gets caught by, guess who?
* ''Series/That70sShow'' ep "Hyde Moves In" had the gang skinny dipping in the ColdOpen and lead to GoneSwimmingClothesStolen situation. In "Graduation", Eric and Donna went skinny dipping, only to get lost and Eric seeing his sister Laurie naked and Fez to walk in on Donna.
* The ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Fracked" opens with three teenagers skinny dipping in a hot spring. They discover a dead body floating in it.
* Crazy old man Leonard does this in "Advanced Criminal Law" of ''Series/{{Community}}''.
* Canadian [[MsFanservice Eve Kelly]] made a six part miniseries, ''Skinny Dipping'', were she got people to go skinny dipping in far off locations.
* In an episode of the beach documentary ''Bridget's Sexiest Beaches'', Bridget Marquardt and Sara Jean Underwood tour Croatia and skinny dip in the Adriatic Sea. Amusingly, they completely ignore the unseen camera crew and expose their butts to the camera, but when some hikers stumble onto the scene, the girls freak out and order them to leave.
* In the first episode of ''Series/PubertyBlues'', Sue's parents insist on doing this while drunk, much to Sue's embarrassment.
* In the "Shark Island" episode of ''Series/{{Baywatch}} Hawaii'', Jessie takes up skinny dipping when Sean tells her about the Polynesian cleansing ritual and performs a rescue in the nude.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "Houdini Whodunnit", we learn that Julia was arrested for skinny dipping as a student. This has an interesting effect on William.
* ''Series/{{Vera}}'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "Changing Tides" was skinny dipping at a stag party before she was murdered.
* In the opening episode of the 18th cycle of ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel,'' Laura says this verbatim. And '''looooooouuuuuuuuuuuddd!!!''' And the American girls just go wild.

* "Skinny Dipping" by Ramona Brooks and covered by Cheryl Ladd.
* "Nightswimming" by Music/{{REM}}.
* "Skinny Dippin'" by Whitney Duncan.
* Referenced in the chorus of "[[WhatDidIDoLastNight Last Friday Night]]" by Music/KatyPerry.
* Referenced in "Water" by Music/BradPaisley.

* Implied on the backglass of ''Pinball/FutureSpa'', where a man and woman are swimming in a pool without any clothing visible.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' Ed. 3.5 has the homebrewed flaw [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Compulsive_Skinny_Dipper_(3.5e_Flaw) "Compulsive Skinny Dipper,"]] which gives a character the compulsion to swim nude when encountering large enough bodies of water. Some circumstances (like cold, the likeness of monsters in the water, or onlookers) make it less likely to happen, though.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* One of the possible things to do as a teenager in the life simulation game ''VideoGame/AlterEgo'' is go skinny dipping. Depending on your choice, you either throw off your clothes and jump straight in (only to discover you're the only person who actually did it, and are thus naked in front of everyone), or, after taking your sweet time getting in, end up being the last person to get out, and are thus naked in front of everyone.
* As of ''Late Night'', ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' has a skinny dip interaction with pools and hot tubs. You can only do it when there aren't any Teen or younger Sims on the same lot.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[spoiler: a {{Heel Face Turn}}ed Aversa]] [[Radar/FireEmblemAwakening implies]] that she likes to do this:
-->"I usually go for a swim in the lake. ... Sometimes even in proper attire."
* Happens twice in ''VideoGame/Lunar2EternalBlue''. The first time, it's at a hot spring, and Lucia innocently decides that she wants to be with Hiro and walks over to the men's side of the baths while naked (Something one gaming magazine called 97.3% of the reason why this is a ''fantasy'' RPG). Later on in the game, the party camps by a lake and Lucia decides to go swimming. By this point, Lucia's been around humans long enough to acquire a sense of modesty, so she freaks out when she realizes that Hiro is watching.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Hope from ''Webcomic/AloneInACrowd'' does this [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/274 here]] and somehow manages to [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/280 persuade Faith]] to try it too. Plays up to ''NakedPeopleAreFunny''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Fite}}'', Lucco and Guz go skinny dipping in a river together.
* In ''[[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139039 Flaws]]'', a fan webcomic in the style of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', a female barbarian has the aforementioned flaw [[http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7677/kumo14.png "Compulsive Skinny Dipper."]] Naturally, the party's {{Halfling}} has the flaw "Pervert".
* In ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', Sandra and Senna get drunk together in Montreal, and decide to go skinny dipping, just because. Senna announces that she knows a perfect beach for the purpose. Which is how Sandra ends up [[PutOnABus stranded in Brazil]].
* Further to the preceding -- Sandra subsequently gets her own comic, ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks''. When she gets drunk and then dumped in a nightclub's pool in that, [[http://www.sandraontherocks.com/strips-sotr/now_this_is_a_party Her fondness for skinny dipping resurfaces and proves infectious.]]
* ''Webcomic/SchoolBites'' has a skinny dipping scene. Ironically, it only leads to an awkward moment for the one girl who is not done undressing.
* ''Webcomic/MagickChicks'': When Faith sees that [[LoveInterest Tiffany's]] tagged along for the student council's camping trip,[[note]]which turned out to be a trap, set by [[EvilRedhead Cerise]][[/note]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/clandestine_meeting she turns on the charm]] and suggests she [[YouCanLeaveYourHatOn keep her mask on]] later, for when they went skinny-dipping. The thing was, Faith was just kidding. So, when Tiff showed up naked, Faith got an unexpected, albeit ''[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/not_weird very pleasant,]]'' surprise.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Alice}}'', the titlular character goes skinny-dipping in the local pond with her friends Dot and Joanne, and the girls end up the victims of GoneSwimmingClothesStolen when a dog carries off the platic bag they'd put their clothes in for safekeeping. Dot and Joanne manage to get home without getting spotted -- Alice doesn't.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* From the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', aquatic superheroine Calypso, being from the undersea kingdom of Atlantis (a society with NoNudityTaboo), has a hard time figuring out why the surface dwellers insist on wearing clothing when above the water, much less when they are in it. Her default mode of dress when swimming is total nudity. This is her default mode of dress while out of the water 70% of the time, as well.
* The Cimbrean teenagers of ''Literature/TheJenkinsverse'' embrace SkinnyDipping with varying degrees of enthusiasm and innocence. Sara just sees it as the logical way to avoid having to carry home wet towels and swimsuits and finds it irritating when people get hung up on the nudity. Adam is willing to try, and decides that he enjoys it after a little initial awkwardness. Meanwhile it takes a near-death experience and an epiphany for Ava to finally join in.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': In a HalloweenEpisode, Louise tries to thwart a gang of teens terrorizing the local trick-or-treater kids. With a stolen cell phone she texts them in the guise of a girl classmate inviting them to skinny dip at a pool, where she laces their underwear with packets of hot sauce.
* A right of privilege on Freedom Day in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', Stimpy invites Ren to go skinny dipping while camping. Since they were already naked, this involves taking off their furs. They are then joined (to their great horror) by a whithered old man who just ''loves'' skinny dipping. And then by the man's wife, to their even greater horror. The old man later appears through the episode, practicing such activities as skinny stomping and skinny slapping.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** The episode "500 Keys", Homer remembers going skinny dipping with Duff Man. This might be how he ended up with the key to the Duff brewery.
** Lisa was arrested for skinny-dipping in the Fermentarium at Duffworld (admittedly, she was stoned after drinking the water in the boat ride for a dare) while crying "[[Music/TheDoors I am the Lizard Queen!]]"
* This is the main plot of the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "A Bacon Strip", where Plucky dares Hampton into skinny dipping in Montana Max's pool, only for Hampton's clothes to be stolen.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Before the 1960s, it was a common practice for boys in the YMCA to swim naked in the pools, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinny_dipping because swimsuits were impractical back then.]]
* Similar to the above, it was a common practice for high school swimmers to swim nude during swimming practice, including Roman Catholic high schoolers.
* Even some U.S. presidents were avid skinny dippers. Some of them were UsefulNotes/JohnQuincyAdams, UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, and UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, the latter with naked girls in the pool too. He allowed the press to interview him while doing so on the condition they also swim naked.
* As the Religious Tolerance website states, [[http://www.religioustolerance.org/nudism4.htm "Nude swimming has probably been the rule rather than the exception during the history of mankind."]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHjvoHgQSvA A British tourist decided to swim in the moat of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The police attempted to stop him but he chased them away and was finally caught two hours later.]]
->Stop whining, {{Troper}}! Just take off your clothes already! Wee!!!\\\
Oh no! [[GoneSwimmingClothesStolen Someone has stolen my clothes!!!]] Good thing no-one could see you on the Internet.