WATCH: Female Swimmer Speaks Out Over Transgender Swimmer Lia Thomas: “We Are All Very Disappointed And Frustrated”

A female NCAA swimmer spoke out on Thursday after transgender swimmer Lia Thomas won the first event at the NCAA Swimming and diving finals for women.

The Gateway Pundit reported that Lia Thomas won the first event at the NCAA swimming and diving finals on Thursday.

Transgender Swimmer Lia Thomas Wins First NCAA Finals Event

A Virginia Tech swimmer shared her frustrations with a man competing in a women’s race and described how her teammate was brought to tears after being cheated out of finals by Lia Thomas.

Reporter: You’re a Virginia Tech swimmer. What did you think about Lia Thomas competing today as a swimmer in this competition? What are you feeling? What are other athletes feeling?

Swimmer: It’s a common conception that we are all very disappointed and frustrated with someone who has capabilities more than us women have, to be able to compete at this level and take opportunities away from other women. Like, I have a teammate who did not make finals today because she was just bumped out of finals, and it’s heartbreaking to see someone who went through puberty as a male and has the body of a male be able to absolutely blow away the competition. Then you go into it with a mindset that you don’t have a chance, if that makes sense. Like it’s hard to compete against someone with the aerobic capacity, the muscle development, the body of a man, it’s hard. It’s hard to think about it like that, and staying positive, I bet for other swimmers who are in that, is probably overwhelming. I’m not sure. I can’t speak for them. But it’s disappointing to see and frustrating definitely.

Reporter: And you said that one of your teammates was crying today because she didn’t make the finals. You said that she was 17th and there were 16 spots, so Lia Thomas took one of those spots. Talk to us about what your teammate was going through and that experience.

Swimmer: She was very emotional and it’s hard to see because it’s her last NCAAs and she really loves that race and it was just heartbreaking to see that she put all her effort into it today and the best time that she went in the morning session before and still not make it back. It’s hard to see someone who works every, day every night still not be able to compete against someone like that.


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