From 2017-’18 through 2019-’20, Will Thomas competed on the University of Pennsylvania’s Men’s Swim Team, even being good enough to compete in four of Penn’s eight regular season events his junior year.
With so much competition for NCAA starting roster spots, getting the nod in four of the eight events that season was no small accomplishment. He wasn’t a star, but he was a decent male athlete at the NCAA level.
But when he switched over to competing against women… It’s not even close.
Now known as “Lia Thomas,” Will decided to compete against biological females during his senior year, and was surprisingly given the all-clear from the NCAA to do so.
The results have been absolutely outrageous. At the Akron Zippy Invitational last weekend, Thomas won the 1650 by THIRTY-EIGHT SECONDS. Will Thomas left the Akron Zippy Invitational as the number one female in the nation in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle.
Will Thomas was an okay swimmer as a man. As a woman, he is world class. Any thoughts, Megan Rapinoe?
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