Fellow swimmers were outraged by the decision made by Seattle Parks and Recreation department, which refused to let Jodi Jaecks swim topless – despite the nerve pain she suffers across her chest and neck as a result of her surgery.
After telling Jodi that her bare chest would disrupt the family-friendly environment, a public outcry led the parks department to reverse its controversial decision, allowing her to swim wearing only her shorts.
Ms Jaecks, a lifelong athlete, said she wanted to reclaim her fitness.
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