The NCAA Swimming Championship Was a National Scandal

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2022
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LGBT rights, sports, Lia Thomas, swimming, NCAA, women's issues
Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
ANALYSIS

At this year’s NCAA swimming championships, organizers allowed a biological male, Lia Thomas, to compete against female athletes on the basis of transgender status. And so, what should have been a moment of sporting pride — a celebration of some of the best female swimmers in the country — became a scandal.

Thomas, a fifth-year senior at the University of Pennsylvania, went by his given name of Will and swam for the men’s team until 2019 without issue. When competing against men, Thomas was a top-tier swimmer, though far from a national champion....

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