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



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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  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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