A female University of Pennsylvania swimmer says the school’s athletic department knew for two years that a male competitive swimmer would transition to female and being swimming on the women’s team as Lia Thomas, yet no one spoke to the team about the upcoming change.
Further, the student accused the NCAA of not caring about female swimmers. The student made the claims to the Washington Examiner, speaking anonymously.
“We did not hear a single thing from the athletic department until just a couple weeks ago. Not even for the last two years, when they knew it was going to happen. They’ve known for more than two years now,” the swimmer told the outlet. “It was September 2019 when we learned of this. The athletic department did not