A female swimmer on the University of Pennsylvania's team spoke out anonymously against her teammate, the trans-female Lia Thomas, saying that everybody knows that it's wrong to have her on the team but everybody is publicly afraid to speak out.
"Pretty much everyone individually has spoken to our coaches about not liking this. Our coach [Mike Schnur] just really likes winning. He’s like most coaches. I think secretly everyone just knows it’s the wrong thing to do," said the athlete, speaking by telephone on the condition of her anonymity.
"When the whole team is together, we have to be like, 'Oh my gosh, go Lia, that’s great, you’re amazing.' It’s very fake," continued the disgruntled athlete.
"The Ivy League is not a fast league for swimming, so that’s why it’s particularly ridiculous that we could potentially have an NCAA champion. That’s unheard of coming from the Ivy League."
According to Outkick, "Thomas’ latest round of swimming record destruction came at a three-day meet in Akron, Ohio where numerous pool, meet and program records weren’t just destroyed but lowered to a point where they may never be broken."
"Friday, the Ivy League 500 freestyle record was broken. Saturday, Thomas set the nation’s best time in the 200 freestyle, which also destroyed pool, meet, and Penn program records."
Outkick goes on to describe numerically just how large the performance gap is between Thomas and her biologically female competitors:
"In the 1650 freestyle final, Thomas didn’t just win and set new program, pool, and meet records. It was total annihilation. Penn’s Anna Kalandadze (another teammate of Thomas's) finished in second place — 38 seconds behind Thomas."
Currently, NCAA rules classify trans women as female athletes and trans men as male athletes, despite the obvious data showing that trans women still perform at the same level as male athletes. Outkick's source continues to comment:
"One year doesn’t mean anything. What about the years of puberty as a male, the male growth you went through as a man?"
A trans female athlete has also broken records in a similar fashion in the sport of weightlifting, with New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard competing in the recent Olympic Games.