Lia Thomas is a gender-confused male who joined the all-girl swim team at Pennislanyna University. He quickly rose to the top and was heard by multiple teammates bragging about how easy it is for him to beat the female swimmers. Justifiably so, Penn State parents (roughly about 10 families) wrote a letter to the NCAA, blasting the school’s decisions to destroy female-only sports.
The letter, which was forwarded to the Ivy League and University of Pennsylvania officials, as The Daily Mail reported:
At stake here is the integrity of women’s sports. The precedent being set – one in which women do not have a protected and equitable space to compete – is a direct threat to female athletes in every sport. What are the boundaries? How is this in line with the NCAA’s commitment to providing a fair environment for student-athletes? …
It is the responsibility of the NCAA to address the matter with an official statement….As the governing body, it is unfair and irresponsible to leave the onus on Lia, Lia’s teammates, Lia’s coaches, UPenn athletics and the Ivy League. And it is unfair and irresponsible to Lia to allow the media to dictate the narrative without the participation of the NCAA.
The mission and priorities of the NCAA are stated below. Please ensure that your actions and decisions are consistent with your mission for ALL Student-Athletes.
One mother told The Daily Mail, “The swimmers have mixed feelings. Many of them want to speak up, but they don’t because they believe they’ll be ostracized. Everybody is scared. Parents are also scared that the kids will be harmed. We are paying $80,000 for this school. Their life will be impacted.”
One of the mothers declared, “I think that transgender people have a right to compete, but they need to have their own league….Being fair to one group of people shouldn’t take rights away from another group, and that’s what’s happening here….The NCAA obviously didn’t think much about the rules they set. It’s not fair to the women on the team and it’s not fair to Lia as well. She went through transition, and I admire her bravery. But the records she sets now are not valued records, female records.”
Another mother counted, “Our swimmers are already impacted by this situation….My daughter is unable to focus. We are trying to give the swimmers a break, with interims now….But I’m a fighter by nature and I feel uncomfortable being silent. If everyone is silent, nothing is going to change. We’re giving the girls time for the midterms. Then we need to speak up as soon as possible.”
Video has surfaced of Thomas winning the 1650 free, showing how lopsided the race was with Thomas, who swam competitively for the men’s team during three seasons before switching to the women’s team, leaving female swimmers looking as if they were not even in the same race.
A father of one of the swimmers told DailyMail that the group is “consulting with people who are very in tune with these issues and plan to issue a statement shortly.”
Just to show you how absurd this is. Here’s the trans swimmer “Lia” Thomas crushing all of the female competitors by 40 seconds. This is what that looks like in real time. A total farce.
— Acclaimed Children's Author Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) December 15, 2021
We reported previously that Thomas bragged about how easy it was to beat the female swimmers. Another report claimed that Thomas has been breaking records on the girl’s team where he was previously just mediocre on the men’s team.