A very shocking resignation has been submitted that will generate some big waves.
Cynthia Millen, who had officiated USA Swimming meets for three decades, has resigned her position.
Millen left because she could not “support” transgenders competing in women’s programs.
We have long advocated that transgenders should not be permitted to compete in organized sports programs.
By this, we mean high school, college, professional, and Olympic sports.
The reason being that we have seen men who were barely competitive dominate women’s programs after transitioning.
You need look no further than Lia Thomas and the University of PA swim program.
Unlike many of the other transgender athletes we have seen, Thomas was actually competitive while swimming as a man.
After he transitioned, he had to take a break for a year, then he could return swimming on the women’s team.
Since he moved over to the women’s program, he has been dominating the sport, literally lapping other swimmers.
In one meet, Thomas won the race by more than 40 seconds.
Now there is talk about whether he will be able to qualify for the summer Olympics, which leads us to Millen.
Millen has been officiating USA swim meets for decades, but that will no longer be the case.
On resigning, she stated, “I can’t do this. I can’t support this.”
The latter “this” referred to allowing transgenders to compete in USA swim meets.
She added, “I told my fellow officials that I can no longer participate in a sport that allows biological men to compete against women.
“Everything fair about swimming is being destroyed.”
According to Millen, men swim about 12 percent faster than women on average, which means times for Thomas that would not even medal for men would win most meets as a woman.
To that point, records by some of the greatest women swimmers we have ever seen could be obliterated by Thomas during the next Olympics if he can compete in women’s races.
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Source: New York Post