PHILADELPHIA, PA – In news that is hardly surprising to those of sound mind, a biological male who previously competed in three seasons on the men’s swim team is now dominating the women’s swim team after deciding to identify as a woman.
Will Thomas was a three-season competitor of the University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming team before retiring due to the pandemic.
Thomas reportedly earned second-team All-Ivy League in the 500 freestyle, 1,000 free, and 1,650 free during the 2018-19 season and participated in four of the university’s eight regular-season competitions in 2019-20. According to university archives, Thomas last participated in the men’s swim team on November 16th, 2019.
But during the period of the pandemic, Thomas apparently decided to embark upon a journey where he wanted to ditch identifying as a man and adopt the persona of a woman – rebranding himself as “Lia” Thomas.
During a June interview with the campus newspaper, Thomas proclaimed that “Being trans has not affected my ability to do this sport and being able to continue is very rewarding” and he wasn’t lying when he said that either.
According to a recent article from SwimSwam.com, which is a website centered around covering collegiate-level swimming, Thomas “blasted” the competition during a November 20th tri-meet with Cornell and Princeton.
“Penn’s Lia Thomas blasted the number one 200 free time and the second-fastest 500 free time in the nation on Saturday, breaking Penn program records in both events,” the site said. “She swept the 100-200-500 free individual events and contributed to the first-place 400 free relay in a tri-meet against Princeton and Cornell in her home pool.”
Imagine that: a biological male who competed for three seasons against men suddenly decides he wants to be a woman and is now setting record-breaking swim times within women’s swimming. The SwimSwam article also noted that Thomas’ 200 free time at the November 20th meet “would have scored in the A final at 2021 NCAA Championships.”
And apparently, NCAA policy basically tells biological women that they’ve got no say on competing against biological men, so long as that biological adult male has completed “one year of testosterone suppression treatment.”
It seems like the pursuit and adoption of trans rights translates into a lot of wrongs impacting real women – a notion we at Red Voice Media have previously reiterated time and again.
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