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Trans UPenn Swimmer Breaks Two More Female Records, Finishes Race 38 Seconds Ahead of Nearest Competitor

Trans UPenn Swimmer Breaks Two More Female Records, Finishes Race 38 Seconds Ahead of Nearest Competitor

“Thomas’s win was a record for the Zippy Meet, and the pool where the event took place. But she also managed to smash two US women’s swimming records during earlier races at the same event.”

A few days ago, we told you the story of Lia Thomas, a transgender student swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania who competed as a male for three years, but is now excelling as a woman.

This weekend, Thomas broke more records and even finished a race with almost 40 seconds to spare.

The Daily Mail reports:

Fury as transgender UPenn swimmer, 22, who used to compete as a man smashes TWO US women’s records in weekend competition and finishes one race 38 seconds ahead of her nearest rival

A trans swimmer and senior at the University of Pennsylvania, who previously spent three years competing as a man, smashed two US records while competing at a weekend contest, sparking fresh claims of unfairness.

On Sunday, Lia Thomas, 22, put in an astounding performance at the Zippy Invitational Event in Akron, Ohio, that saw her finish the 1,650 yard freestyle 38 seconds ahead of her teammate Anna Sofia Kalandaze.

Thomas’s winning time was 15:59:71, with her UPenn teammate Anna Kalandaze coming second with a time of 16:37:44.

Thomas’s win was a record for the Zippy Meet, and the pool where the event took place. But she also managed to smash two US women’s swimming records during earlier races at the same event.

The first US record was broken on Friday, December 3, when Thomas won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:34:06. She raced to victory 14 seconds ahead of Kalandaze – the swimmer she beat by 38 seconds on Sunday.

And then on Saturday, she won the 200 yard freestyle in 1:41:93 – seven seconds ahead of her nearest rival, giving her the fastest female US time ever for that race too.

Tucker Carlson did a segment about this last night, featuring a feminist who has been sounding the alarm on this issue for a few years now:

This is absurd and most people know it.

There’s an episode of Seinfeld where Kramer starts taking a Karate class and everyone is impressed with how seriously he takes it until it’s discovered that the only reason he is dominating in the class is because his classmates are children. I realize it’s not exactly the same thing, but is it really that far off?


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Let’s hope this is the straw that finally ends this charade! Will people have had enough of such blatant lies?
Let’s hope!

    JohnSmith100 in reply to lc. | December 8, 2021 at 8:50 am

    I think that we should be referring to those who are confused about their gender as IT, if they are neither he or she, then they are an IT.

    korp in reply to lc. | December 8, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Team woke is in a tough position. Either they let this stuff continue, essentially ruining women’s sports and give up the narrative that women and men are 100% equal in everything, or they admit the emperor has no clothes and this person isn’t really a woman. They’re stuck, and both have long-term consequences for their brand. It’ll be interesting to watch, that’s for sure.

      CommoChief in reply to korp. | December 8, 2021 at 9:46 am

      Yep. The choice for our opponents is either denounce the policies that allow this guy to compete against women or continue to endorse it, ruin women’s sports and by extension opportunities for female athletes.

      I suppose the folks who bought into the idea in an academic way or without realizing the 2nd or 3rd order effects or simply because they don’t want to be perceived or labeled as anti or phobic or an ‘ist’ could simply remain silent but that is tacit approval.

      Eventually everyone will be forced to make a decision about these policies, if nowhere else then in the privacy of the voting booth, by voting out the politicians that foisted these policies upon the public.

      Brave Sir Robbin in reply to korp. | December 8, 2021 at 4:53 pm

      “Team woke is in a tough position. Either they let this stuff continue, essentially ruining women’s sports and give up the narrative that women and men are 100% equal in everything,”

      You do not understand. To the left, these ARE women, so there is no contradiction, and the results are legitimate female achievements. But then, you are racist science denier – a demented unredeemable bible and gun clinger who hasn’t built anything while using your white supremacist privilege to live off the backs and productivity of Trans People of Color, So you really have no right to comment on these things at all, and should be censured prior to your re-education at the work camp, OK?

        CommoChief in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | December 8, 2021 at 6:58 pm


        Well yeah that’s how the koolaid drinking true believers think. Problem for the d/prog is the people who think that ain’t close to a majority. So every time some guy defeats girls in a ‘girls’ athletic competition they have to resell the whole thing to those d/prog, independent and some r voters who went along with this previously. Sooner or later everyone but the koolaid drinking true believers will notice the smell and fast of the s$!? sandwich they are being fed and object.

          Brave Sir Robbin in reply to CommoChief. | December 9, 2021 at 8:16 am

          Which is why you have to be censured and sent to a work camp for re-education, because you will accept their reality – which is their right of totalitarian control – one way or another..

          You must believe a man is a woman if they say it is so. To deny it is to reject their right of totalitarian control, a clear sign of disloyalty and resistance, and so you must be destroyed, one way or another. It is the ineluctable progression of the leftist project.

      Dimsdale in reply to korp. | December 12, 2021 at 10:04 am

      The fact that women pretending to be men cannot compete in real men’s sports is de facto proof that men are different than women, no matter how hard you click your ruby slipper together….

    MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to lc. | December 8, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Doubtful. Many homosexual rights groups were essentially put out of business after 12 unelected Supreme Court justices invented the legal right to homosexual marriage for the other 330 million of us.

    Those groups had to figure out new ways to separate rich liberals from their money. Not doing so would mean the activists would have to find honest work. The ink was barely dry on the Obergefell case when the homosexual rights groups began raising millions to promote “trans” rights.

      Truth is that most Gay Rights groups are no longer about Gay Rights. They have morphed into political organizations. They are seeking any way possible to remain relevant so that they can continue to take MONEY from gay people and their supporters.

      Ultimately, people will push back against the grift. But you can BET that the gay rights groups will blame ANY push back on anti-gay or anti-trans hate. Just like other groups scream “racism” when ever they get any push back.

      These groups abuse the trust of their membership and risk the cause that they claim to care about. All for the sake of greed – to continue the high-paying jobs and benefits they would never get otherwise.

      Frank Hammond in reply to MaggotAtBroadAndWall. | December 9, 2021 at 11:23 am

      The same groups sold major Corporations on “Diversity and inclusion” training – these trainers/consultants are making $$$ Millions from Corporations afraid to refuse the training demands. So, you are not in favor of diversity?

Antifundamentalist | December 8, 2021 at 7:13 am

Allowing this to go on is misogyny. This is men killing women’s sports once and for all.

    Exactly. No one is as misogynistic as this schmuck.

    There’s another possible solution: imagine what would happen if every time he enters a swim meet, one or two of the guys who beat him before “identified as” women, and also entered the race. They’d probably clean his clock again. Then they could then go back to reidentifying as men and compete on a level playing field. But knowing that this is what would happen going forward, “Lia’s” incentive to step on baby chicks would go away.

    The real women would have to be in on the deal, of course, but politics and strange bedfellows….

    It is the tacit, and unintended, admission that men are better than women, at least in competitive sports.

    Go woke, get under the yoke.

I wrote this a few years ago. I think it’s even more relevant today.

“Biological females have between 37-68% of the muscle strength of biological males in general. The volume of adult female lungs is typically 10-12% smaller than that of males of the same height and age. Males have a greater bone mass; When pair-matched for height and weight males have a higher lean mass (92%) compared with females (79%). A biological male is the life-long beneficiary of all these genetic bonuses regardless of what is done to his hormones or genitals.

If biological females are forced to regularly compete against biological men there will no longer be biological female champions in any sport where strength and endurance are the deciding factors. There will be no biological females on podiums in these sports or, in fact, even in the Finals. There will most likely be no biological females in the Semi-Finals. This will apply at all levels; Local, State and National. Collegiate and Professional.

Biological female athletes – You had best speak up or you can forget your sport amounting to anything more than a hobby for biological women of the future.”

    CommoChief in reply to JohnC. | December 8, 2021 at 10:06 am

    When my daughter was in HS she was on the track and cross country teams. She was being fed a diet of girls can do anything that boys can do. Now obviously that’s not precisely true at least in terms of physical performance. The male advantages are too much to overcome even away from the average.

    My daughter decided to prove me wrong and challenged me to a competition. She was 15 and I was 47 with two + decades of the physical toil, wear and tear of Army service. Neither her mother nor I could talk her out of it. So at her insistence we ran a 40 yard dash and an 800 meter. Suffice to say I humbled her.

    She knew that she couldn’t win against male athletes her own age but she simply didn’t understand that the inherent physical advantage of males carried over to someone 3X her age with bad knees. After she got over losing, she is uber competitive, we talked about the reality v theory and why biological differences simply can’t be wished away. One of my best moments in parenting, though I paid the price for three days of physical discomfort.

    nordic_prince in reply to JohnC. | December 8, 2021 at 10:17 am

    All the slicing and dicing doesn’t change the underlying physiology. The guy is still a dude, regardless of hair length and plumbing.

Why in the hell did this article refer to a biological male as “her”? Has LI gone woke?

    Dathurtz in reply to MarkS. | December 8, 2021 at 7:57 am

    LI isn’t woke, but it isn’t based either. It’s a really good place, though.

    In this case, I believe the reference to him as “her” is because it is part of a quote.

      murkyv in reply to Dathurtz. | December 8, 2021 at 8:30 am

      I shouldn’t have gone for that second cup of coffee before I finished my comment

      You already beat me to that point.

      Daily Mail is thorough coverage, but they toe the woke line

    murkyv in reply to MarkS. | December 8, 2021 at 8:24 am

    I don’t believe LI made those references

    They just used an excerpted portion of an article by Daily Mail

    They’re a bit more ” enlightened ” on that side of the pond

    JohnSmith100 in reply to MarkS. | December 8, 2021 at 8:52 am

    That reference to her and she was why I wrote at IT.

It used to be that boys were shamed for taking advantage of girls’ different abilities, but this guy is probably proud of his spectacle.

So what we’re learning here is that the best women always start off as men.

    texansamurai in reply to jhkrischel. | December 8, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Biological female athletes – You had best speak up or you can forget your sport amounting to anything more than a hobby for biological women of the future.”

    exactly–just as disturbing when international orgs acknowledge the rights of “trans” females to compete against authentic women/girls–in a sport that measures victory/dominance in tenths or even hundredths of a second, rigorous training is required–often years of it–and discipline as well as dedication–given all of that, what do we say to a girl/woman who has put her life into training, to striving, to excellence, only to be thwarted by some gender-confused twit with a significant genetic advantage? “sorry. you ARE the best female swimmer on the planet but we MUST accomodate the feelings, the “rights” of a miniscule portion of the population because “woke?”–bullschyt

    Antifundamentalist in reply to jhkrischel. | December 8, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    That was the message I got when Bruce Jenner was named Woman of the Year.


People have to speak up. It is fundamentally unfair for .003% of the population (those claiming “trans”) to dictate to the other 99.997% how they should live, speak (“pronouns”), act.

Don’t let them accuse you of “trans hate” – they just misdirect the conversation for their benefit. No one hates anyone. It is about a very small group trying to bully everyone else.


Given that wymmin “athletes” (and their helicopter moms) are among the most aggressive promoters of trans-rights, I say “good stuff, more please.”

I don’t follow sports (other than F1 racing) but the few times I watched any wymmin’s sports (other than beach volleyball and figure skating) they were boring as all hell. I will rejoice at the death of the WNBA and wymmin’s tennis when the mediocre – at best – men decide they’re wymmin.

    alaskabob in reply to mbecker908. | December 8, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    Who wins F1 this year?

      mbecker908 in reply to alaskabob. | December 8, 2021 at 4:40 pm

      Well, assuming both Bottas and Hamilton finish the race, Mercedes wins the Constructor championship.

      Driver championship? Max and Red Bull perform better on this track historically than Hamilton and Mercedes, but they’ve redone parts of the track and it’s essentially a new track. Hamilton is on a real roll and his car is running top form, very fast. Verstappin looked a little rattled after the last race. Just walked off the podium. I don’t know if Lewis got into his head, and then the penalties he got from the stewards (which didn’t effect the race) obviously bothered him.

      My guess? Hamilton by a whisker. I want Max, we are part of the Orange Brigade, but its hard to discount the power Lewis has going for him now.

      The key, IMO, is how the teams tune up the cars for the new track. If it was last year’s track I’d go with Max, but Mercedes does a better job than anybody on a “new” track.

      It’s gonna be an awesome weekend.

Mike, a small quibble. The pronouns should be enclosed in quotation marks, as in “her” and “his.” Also, this person should not be referred to as female or a woman. He is neither.

I had a brother-in-law who made the transition to sister-in-law over 20 years ago. He was a big guy, and would have pulverized any women’s team if he had insisted on playing them. But he did the right thing when he became a she. (S)He continued to play on men’s teams, with the men he had grown up with. She also served as team captain.

That is an obvious solution for transgenders: Continue to compete against those who have the same biological advantages and disadvantages.

“This is just not right. It’s not fair to women who work their whole lives to compete… only for it all to be taken away by a man swimming as a woman.”

I wonder what this guy had to say about white and Asian men who study their brains out, only to lose job postings to seat-warmers born with different skin.

I bet most if not all of the (real) female swimmers at Penn see themselves as “Progressives” (leftists) and are all for LGBT rights.

In that case, what are they complaining about?

This fellow (also known as a ‘DIAD’, a ‘dude in a dress’) has 20 years of developing as a man. He has the muscle mass, bone density, heart muscle performance, etc., etc., as a man. Now he’s in his first year of being a “woman”, though he still has his external genitalia. While I assume that he’s taking an androgen blocker, the blocker still gives him a testosterone level that is higher than that allowed for any XX woman in a sport (if women go above the T-limit, they are banned).

All of this makes it clear that he’s going to dominate any competition of women in which he’s allowed to compete.

The better and more interesting question: who in the swim meet finished second in each of these events?

Trans (i.e. state or process of divergence)/social (e.g. transvestite)? Trans/quasi, neo, or pseudo? Clearly, trans/homo would not gain an inequitable advantage from a sexual orientation.

All those feminist UPenn students in the 90’s grew up and had kids.

In the 90’s men’s sports were DESTROYED using Title IX – 8000 men’s teams around the nation. 8000 TEAMS – not 8000 slots for men.

Now those women who could not be bothered to speak up – or who cheered it on in the name of “equality” have grown up and had kids.

So – some UPenn alums who cheered in the 90’s are now watching this happening to their little girls.

I feel bad – I sincerely do – but only partially.

This makes me so angry.

Phillygirl1807 | December 9, 2021 at 11:11 am

I brought this situation up with a female physical therapist who was on a swim team in college. She didn’t have any trouble with having this guy compete as a woman. I argued with her that it wasn’t right because no matter what he does to change his physical appearance, the chromosomes don’t lie. He will always be a man. She disagreed. This tells me a lot about the nonsense being fed to our young people by the left. It’s actually pretty scary, and says a lot about the downward slope we are in.

Hey, Phillygirl1807, nice to see you here! Your comments are spot on, of course.

This guy is a straight up grifter who could not compete with the Men. In the Men’s 500 freestyle Penn put up a 1-2-3 finish, led by William Kamps, who swam a 4:21.97, breaking the meet and pool records. The swim was close to Kamps’ personal best of 4:20.65, which he swam at the 2020 Ivy League Championships. Billy Fallon, the older brother of Matthew Fallon, came in 2nd in the race, swimming a 4:23.81, while Michael Foley took 3rd in 4:27.57.
Lia Thomas, in the women’s 500 free clocked a 4:34.06. It was a very well-paced race for Thomas, as she split 2:16.28 on the first 250, and 2:17.78 on the final 250

So “she” would not have finished anywhere near the top 3 in the Men’s division, finishing 6.09 seconds behind the 3rd place finisher (likely a time that would have him finishing near last place. A mediocre swimmer on the Men’s team is suddenly breaking all kinds of records as a ‘woman’. Bet he/she feels really good about that!

    Ali Bertarian in reply to star1701gazer. | December 10, 2021 at 2:33 am

    You stated, “…as she split…” Lia is a “he,” by definition. Check a dictionary and a human anatomy textbook. Don’t surrender the facts.

The author, Mike LaChance, made numerous errors in this piece. He referred to Lia Thomas as “she,” when, in fact, Lia is “he.” Examine the words “male,” “female,” “he,” and “she” in a dictionary and any human anatomy textbook to verify this fact.

Trans athletes should not be allowed to compete against biological females. It makes no sense. All “victories” are hollow and meaningless. The issue here is not that a trans athlete won the races and slaughtered the competition, but that an insecure transsexual asshole needed to beat up on a bunch of girls to prove… what?

Just because you’re a female golfer doesn’t mean you can’t hit off the men’s tee. It’s about competition, not victory, Vince Lombardi notwithstanding.