Should rash guards / swim shirts / full body suits (not wetsuits) be permitted?
I'd like to discuss expanding where applicable current rules to accommodate more protective (from the sun) swimsuits. My own view is that rash guards should be permitted for sun protection so long as they do not provide significant assistance otherwise. Accordingly, I think that both male and female swimmers should be permitted to wear, in one or two pieces, a costume covering in a single layer the swimmer's full torso, such as a bikini bottom and a sleeveless rash guard. I'm interested in what others think about this and how seriously those who serve / have served on sanctioning bodies have considered the question. At least three forum members over in the sunscreen thread mentioned using or trying to use rash guards. It is obvious that not every swimmer on every swim would choose more suit, rather than less. But should suits that offer more sun protection even be permitted?
I'm not very popular around here; but I'm huge in Edinburgh!