Jodi Jaecks allowed to swim bare-chested
Last year, shortly after discovering a lump in her right breast, 45-year-old Jodi Jaecks of Seattle was diagnosed with cancer. As a result, she went through chemotherapy and eventually chose to have a double-mastectomy. After being declared cancer-free, Jaecks wanted to regain her strength, become active again, and focus on fitness.
Earlier this year, she attended an after-breast cancer class at the Swedish Medical Center where she was encouraged by a helper to take up swimming. The helper suggested that she go to the Medgar Evars Pool located in the Central Seattle district. There, the indoor facility uses less chlorine and the water is warmer.
Jaecks went to the pool, spoke with an employee and the assistant manager, then went shopping for a swimsuit that wouldn't irritate her scars.
"I looked at one-piece suits. I looked at bikinis, hoping that there would be one that was made for a flat-chested woman. I looked at rash guard tops. I looked at men's triathlon tops. IRead More »from City of Seattle Allows Woman to Swim Topless in Public Pool