CHARLESTON, W.Va. - This weekend West Virginia's only "clothing optional" resort will join in the effort to break an unusual world record.
Avalon Resort in Paw Paw, Morgan County, will participate in a nationwide attempt to break the world skinny-dipping record on Saturday.
The challenge is jointly organized and sponsored by the American Association of Nude Recreationists and the Naturist Society, the country's two largest official nudist societies.
During the event, titled "Wear Zip, Let's Skinny Dip," participants will shed their swimsuits and squeeze into Avalon's Olympic-sized outdoor pool.
More than 80 other nude and clothing optional resorts around the country hill host similar events and the numbers will be combined.
Avalon contributed to setting the standing record of 14,110 when 242 nude guests crammed into the pool in 2010.
Nicky Hoffman, a spokesperson for the Oshkosh, Wis.-based Naturist Society, said the record attempt is part of Nude Recreation Week, a 30-year-old nationwide celebration of nudist culture.