Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas wins 500-yard freestyle at Ivy League ladies’s championships
The time was a pool file for Blodgett Pool at Harvard however was a couple of seconds slower than her time on the Zippy Invitational in Ohio in December, during which she set the quickest instances of the NCAA season within the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles. With these instances, she certified to compete at NCAA Nationals in March in Atlanta.
A fifth-year senior who beforehand competed for the Penn males’s swimming workforce, Thomas started transitioning genders about 2 and a half years in the past.
For over a decade, the NCAA has required transgender ladies to be on testosterone suppression remedy for a yr earlier than they’re allowed to compete on the ladies’s workforce.