May 1, 2018

The Small-Town Beefcake of Spain

Finding small-town beefcake in Spain is somewhat easier than in France.  Every town has a Club de Natación, which sends swimmers to provincial and national contests.  But the photos commemorating their wins are problematic

1. The swimmers tend to be young -- not at lot of grown-up or late-teen musclemen, and when you find them, they're standing behind kids.

Club de Antequera, a city of 41,000 in the mountains of Andalusia, known for its medieval Moorish fortress.

2.  There are boys and girls both, making it hard to separate out the masculine.

Only one suitable candidate in this photo of the Club de  Algeciras, a port city on the Bay of Gibraltar.  But with those abs, I couldn't resist.

3. There are a lot of people in the photo, making it hard to zero in on the just a few.   A winner of the provincial title in Extremadura,  a region in southwest Spain, bordering Portugal.

But I've managed to come up with a few gems.

4. Club Ateixo, a town of 30,000 near A Coruña in Galicia.  Galicia is known as the backwater in Spain; actors speak with Galician accents to demonstrate that they are "hayseeds."

5. Club Sanlúcar de Barrameda, in Andalusia, population 67,000, known for its beaches and waterfront horse races.

I can't figure out if the person on the right is a kid or a short adult.

More after the break

6. Club Cádiz, population 119,000, a major port city in Andalusia.

7. Provincial winners from Jaén, in southern Spain near Granada.  I'm not sure about the pastel-colored swimsuits.

8. Club Carmona, a town of 30,000 near Sevilla, full of Roman and Moorish antiquities.  Again I'm not sure if the guy on the right, with the Beijing panda briefs, is a teenager or a short adult.

9. Club Vinaròs, a town of 28,000 in Valencia, eastern Spain.  Not a lot of antiquities, so it doesn't get many non-Spanish tourists, but it has beaches and an "escapatorium."

And more pastel swimsuits.

10. Club Sabadell, a suburb of Barcelona, so the main language is Catalan.   A buffed swimmer demonstrates that he doesn't need goggles,  But the photo crops his basket.


  1. Now I'm imagining you Googling nadador and getting a bunch of photos of matadors.

  2. I was lucky enough to spend a lot of summers in Spain


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