I live in the Southwest and usually only go swimming at night so that I can avoid too much sun exposure. This doesn't work well with small children so I purchased this shirt and swim pants and wore them this weekend at 11 AM and it was great!! Comfortable, easy to swim and play in, dried quickly when not in the pool, and only needed sunscreen on face, neck, hands and feet!!! My grandchildren were so happy to be able to have fun during the day!! Of course, they were slathered all over in sunscreen, but I think I can convince them that swim CLOTHES are better than bathing suits eventually!!