Trans category scrapped at swimming World Cup after no one signs up 
The “open” trans category belly flops.

TCS Wire

October 6, 2023

The first ever transgender swimming category at the World Cup has been canceled due the fact that no one signed up. 

Trans category scrapped at swimming World Cup after no one signs up 

Last year, the decision to bar transgender women from elite female sports events prompted World Aquatics to introduce the Open category to make things more fair for women. 

As the swimming World Cup in Berlin approached, scheduled for this Friday, new rules for trans swimmers were implemented. These regulations prohibited biological males from competing in the women’s category unless they had completed their transition by the age of 12 and maintained testosterone levels below a specified threshold. 

“Following the close of registration for the open category competitions, World Aquatics can confirm that no entries have been received for the Open Category events,” stated the organization.

This World Aquatics undertook its policy shift in the wake of the controversy surrounding American Lia Thomas, the first known transgender swimmer to claim the highest U.S. national college title.

Critics, including Dr. Jordan Peterson, subsequently took to social media to raise awareness over Thomas’s unfair advantages as a biological male competing against women. 

“This is a narcissist, masquerading as an oppressed hero, depriving deserving women of the victories they have justly earned, cheered on by ideologically-possessed and resentful fools eager in turn to sacrifice deserving others to their false moral pretensions,” wrote Peterson on X. 

More women take a stand

Earlier this week, Virginia’s Roanoke College women’s swim team denounced the permittance of biological men (trans women) to compete on the women’s swim team and to change in their changerooms.

The school was following the NCAA policy. 

“Nobody wants to stand up for women,” said one of the swimmers. 

“This is unfair and it needs to stop,” another said.

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