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Collegiate Swimmer Smashes Women’s Records, But She Was A Male Competing on Men’s Team Past Three Years

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Lia Thomas

Over the weekend, a University of Pennsylvania swimmer continued to break collegiate records. At Saturday’s 2021 Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio, for example, the swimmer came in first place, winning by an entire seven seconds over the second-place finisher. This swimmer, Lia Thomas, was a man not long ago.

In fact, Lia competed as a male, against males, in the male swimming division for her first three years as an NCAA athlete.

Lia Thomas

Lia Thomas


Saturday’s first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle resulted in setting a pool, program and meet record with a time of 1:41.93. “She won the race by nearly seven seconds and her time was the fastest in the country” the Penn sports department exclaimed in a press release.

Just the day before, she set a pool and meet record in the 500 freestyle preliminaries, then “claimed more records in the final with a time of 4:34.06, beating the second-place finisher by 14.39 seconds” reports The Washington Times. Not surprisingly, that huge win is also the best time in the country and created a new program record.

The Washington Times reports:

Lia Thomas

Lia Thomas

The 22-year-old Thomas swam on Penn’s men’s team from 2017-20 as Will Thomas, placing second in the Ivy League Championships in three freestyle events and making second-team All-Ivy in the 2018-19 season. Thomas also won the men’s 500 freestyle against Villanova in the 2019-20 season.

Since transitioning to female and joining the women’s team, however, Thomas has gone from being a solid college swimmer to a dominant one.

Penn Today reported in June that “Thomas took a year off during the pandemic and will swim for the Penn women’s team in her senior year.”

“Being trans has not affected my ability to do this sport and being able to continue is very rewarding,” Thomas told the publication.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Ex Swimmer

    December 7, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Why is it so difficult to make it fair for everyone? They should have their own division.

  2. Ex Swimmer

    December 7, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    I feel bad for her. Swimming is a team sport and she has to be in a bad place with the men and women on the team. To have no friends and to win by cheating. I am sure it is a lonely place.

  3. Zorbasdance

    December 8, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    This is a delusional coward who seems fearful to compete with men in that sport. Must give him some small thrill to be a winner at the expense of hard working woman athletes. The guy is a loser and his winning records are meaningless and should not be held to any esteem.

  4. William Davis

    December 13, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Not her fault. She did not make the new woke rules that will help destroy Amerikan society more quickly now.

  5. David floyd

    December 16, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Then cut his PENIS and Balls off

  6. J Stoltz

    January 1, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    It (he) should not be competing in the women’s events. If it has/had a penis it should only be allowed in men’s events. And it should not be going into ladies rest rooms!

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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