Win Remember 2004? It was a dark time. The full-body swimsuit was very fashionable for the world’s elite swimmers. View this image › Tim Clary / AFP / Getty Images Swim meet after swim meet, those beautiful swimmers’ bodies were covered by that fancypants suit. View this image › Tim Clary / AFP / Getty Images And sure, it helped swimmers break a lot of records, but what about us, the extremely thirsty spectators? View this image › Pierre Philippe Marcou / AFP / Getty Images Thankfully, someone saw sense, and in 2010, FINA stepped in to ban suits. The new rules said men’s swimwear could only go from the waist to the knee. View this image › Dean Lewins / AAPIMAGE Covering up swimmers’ bodies is a crime against thirst. View this image › Javier Soriano / AFP / Getty Images And they deserve a chance, once every four years, to show that off. View this image › Warren Little / Getty Images And it’s important for us, as devoted swimming fans, to appreciate all the abs. View this image › Dave Hunt / AAPIMAGE And let’s not forget the backs. instagram.com So to whoever made the decision to ban the full-body suit… View this image › Clive Rose / Getty Images Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com! Rob Stott is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.