Trans Male On Female Team Beats Trans Female At Ivy League College Swim Meet

Posted January 9, 2022 by with 10 comments

The trans male swimmer from Yale who won, Iszac Henig, is still on the female team because he’s in the process of transitioning. The trans female swimmer from Penn is fully transitioned and has been doing well on the female team after swimming for three years on the male team (before transitioning). But if Henig (above, right) is transitioning to male, I don’t see how it’s fair that he’s able to stay on the female team? At the same time, others have argued that trans female Lia Thomas (above, left) shouldn’t be allowed on the female team. Via Outkick:

Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, who had been crushing her competition since joining the women’s swim team after three years swimming as a biological male, met her match Saturday in the 100-meter freestyle during a tri-meet with Yale and Dartmouth.

Thomas won the 200-meter and 500-meter races at Penn’s final home meet of the season, but she finished sixth in the 100-meter where Yale’s Iszac Henig, a transgender swimmer who is in the process of transitioning from female to male, crushed Thomas. Henig finished the 100 in 49.57 while Thomas touched the wall in 52.84.

“I wasn’t prepared for that. Everything is messed up. I can’t wrap my head around this. The NCAA needs to do something about this. They need to put science into the decision and discussion,” a Penn swim parent told The Daily Mail.

[Outkick: Penn’s Transgender Swimmer Lost To Yale’s Transgender Swimmer In A Hotly Contested Women’s Ivy League 100 meter Race]