Veteran Swimming Official Quits In Protest Over UPenn’s Trans Swimmer

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Long-time USA Swimming official Cynthia Millen resigned a week ago in protest over the so-called University of Pennsylvania transgender athlete making a mockery of women’s collegiate swimming. Millen told The Washington Times and Fox News that she will not support transgender nonsense on the grounds that fairness in women’s swimming is being destroyed by a man.

Lia Thomas was a mediocre swimmer on the UPenn men’s swimming team for three years, then suddenly claimed he is a female. Now swimming for the women’s team, he is smoking all female competitors in the pool. He completed testosterone suppression treatments to meet the NCAA’s ridiculous guidelines, but his XY chromosomes and his physical advantages over females have not lessened.

Millen said she can no longer serve as a women’s swimming official because biological men are creating an uneven playing field for women.

‘'I don't mean to be critical of Lia,” Millen said. “Whatever's going on, Lia's a child of God, a precious person, but bodies swim against bodies. That’s a male body against females. And that male body can never change. That male body will always be a male body.'’

Millen is not the only swimming official opposed to males competing on women’s teams. ‘'I've talked to some other officials, and while they say, ‘Yeah, this is ridiculous,’ I think a lot of people feel like they can't do anything about it,'’ she said. ‘'But you've got to make a stand sometimes. If enough people walk off the deck, or if enough referees say no, it will change. It's wrong.'’

Speaking of pool decks, Millen also said that '’If Lia came on my deck as a referee, I would pull the coach aside and say, 'Lia can swim, but Lia can swim exhibition or a time trial. Lia cannot compete against those women because that's not fair.’”

The burden is on coaches and swimming officials to speak up for fairness and protecting biological women from being put at a disadvantage. Young swimmers don’t have the same pull to speak out against injustices like people running sports do.

Millen says USA Swimming leaders are fearful of losing sponsorships and getting portrayed as non-inclusive. ‘'But this is not being inclusive. This is being deceitful.'’ She’s so right. LGBT pressure groups will attack anyone standing in their way and refusing to celebrate their insidious agenda.

Millen also told Raymond Arroyo on Fox News that ‘'Women biologically will never be faster than men. Yes, a Katie Ledecky can beat a lot of guys, but in the end, the [best] guys are going to beat Katie Ledecky. Absolutely. The differential is 8-12 percent faster. Equally trained, they will always win.”

The gender unfairness is most likely here to stay. State universities are completely in bed with LGBT organizations. The transgender movement is at the top of their agenda, and they’ve got powerful friends pushing this in powerful institutions, including government, the courts, public education and media (note NBC’s “Out” reporter defending trans athletes). The courageous people are those like Millen who have the intestinal fortitude to stand up and oppose the agenda.

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