Lia Thomas dominates Ivy League swimming championship amid controversy

by Seth Udinski

Seth Udinski, FISM News


In the latest update on the saga involving transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, the Penn University swimmer shattered multiple records and dominated the field at the Ivy League women’s swimming championships.

Over the weekend, the biological male swimmer obliterated the competition in the Ivy League women’s swimming championships. Thomas won the 500-yard, 200-yard, and 100-yard freestyle events, setting five new records in the process.

Many on the left are calling this a win for social justice and a step forward for LGBT recognition in collegiate sports. Conversely, there are many who also see this a direct attack on the integrity of women’s sports, considering the fact that a biological male now holds five new records in women’s swimming.

Some of that criticism is even coming from the LGBTQ community. Transgender celebrity Kaitlyn Jenner said in a recent interview,

I’ve said from the beginning, biological boys should not be playing in women’s sports. We need to protect women’s sports. [Lia Thomas] is also not good for women’s sports. It’s unfortunate that this is happening. I don’t know why she’s doing it. She knows when she’s swimming she’s beating the competition by two laps. She was born as a biological boy. She was raised as a biological boy. Her cardiovascular system is bigger. Her respiratory system is bigger…I feel sorry for the other athletes that are out there, especially at Penn or anyone she’s competing against, because in the woke world you have to say, ‘Oh my gosh, this is great.’ No it’s not.

Thomas is slated to compete in the upcoming NCAA championships in March.