Schuyler Bailar, Harvard’s Transgender Swimming Star (Video)

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As a recruit, Schuyler Bailar received a lot of interest from Division 1 coaches before deciding that Harvard was his first choice. His original plan was to swim on the women’s team at Harvard under head coach Stephanie Morawski, but made the decision to swim for the men’s team with the support of Morawski and men’s coach Kevin Tyrrell.

The journey towards swimming for the Harvard men wasn’t always an easy one, and Schuyler initially postponed his enrollment at Harvard. Bailar’s parents joined the segment to discuss Schuyler’s struggles with eating disorders. They talked about the mental health issues and challenges Schuyler had to overcome as he realized he was transgender.

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No comment

Then why comment?

Imagine caring so much about another person’s identity so much that you can’t simply do what your comment says. Instead, you insist on leaving a backhanded slight that clearly implies your discontent. Just bad

ERVINFORTHEWIN

If u dont wanna comment , than write nothing because i sense a degree of ” Ohhh no ” in that no comment .

You are right. There are two sexes male and female. A total distortion to allow this fuzzy line between which team to swim with because someone is “confused” . Just like the wrestler in Texas with the unfair advantage of being male and competing as a woman. I saw a comment further on about an anthropologist digging up bones; only two choices to make.

Blackflag82

sex and gender are not the same thing. Anthropologists can also tell what one’s ancestry is from bones, but it is widely accepted that race is a social construct

The Fall of the Roman Empire. Sad actually.

Straightswimming

Genders are like the twin towers, their used to be two of them now it’s just hard to talk about

I love the incorrect correction. It’s *there you dingus

No, making a college swim team is hard. Talking about gender isn’t. Try harder and try some willingness to see beyond the end of your own nose and you may find it isn’t as difficult as you fear.

Straightswimming

Genders are like the twin towers, they used to be two of them now it’s just hard to talk about

Isn’t there a new tower? Don’t tell the saudis about that or the gender thing & things will be ok.

applesorangesandbananas

They? Seriously?

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