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Former college swimmer: Biden admin’s proposal on trans athletes ‘demoralizing and insulting’


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Alexa Schwerha, a former college swimmer and Campus Reform reporter, joined “Fox & Friends First” on Monday to speak out against the Biden administration defending the practice of allowing born male athletes who identify as women to compete against women. biologics in university sports.

“What we see is that the Biden administration is clearly more concerned with pushing its political agenda than standing up and standing up for women,” she said, calling the proposed rules “demoralizing. and insulting”.

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University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer Lia Thomas has captured national attention for breaking records in NCAA swimming competitions. This prompted states to enact laws to protect women’s sports.

As a result, Biden said he would protect transgender athletes to compete with the gender they identify with.

“Such state laws are ‘simply wrong’ and ‘hateful,'” Biden said, adding that his administration “stands for transgender equality in the classroom, on the playground, in the workplace, in our army, in our housing and our health care. systems – everywhere.”

Biden told parents of transgender children that “coming out with your child’s identity is one of the most powerful things you can do to keep them safe.”

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Transgender woman Lia Thomas (L) of the University of Pennsylvania stands on the podium after winning the 500 yard freestyle as fellow medalists (LR) Emma Weyant, Erica Sullivan and Brooke Forde pose for a photo at the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming &; amp; Diving Championship on March 17, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
(Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

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Schwerha called for a national conversation on the issue to prevent the “death of women’s sport”.

“It’s very insulting because I know the hard work and sacrifice these ladies have made to perfect their craft and reach this level of competition. I myself remember diving into this freezing cold pool every morning and wearing chlorine for perfume and I missed hanging out with my family and friends just to shave a tenth of a second off a lap time. But honestly, if I had to do it again, I’m not sure it would be worth it because the sacrifices were worth it when the competition was fair,” she told hosts Todd Piro and Ashley Strohmier.

Schwerha called the recent decision to allow male-born athletes to compete against women “an attack on women” and pointed to the physiological differences between biological men and women in sport.

“Facts have to come first. They can’t come after delusional reality. We know that men are statistically taller. They have a bigger wingspan, bigger lung capacity, and that’s very important when we’re talking about physical activities such as sports.

Fox News’ Timothy HJ Nerozzi contributed to this report

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