The debate about the fairness of allowing biological men who identify as women to compete in women’s sports has resurfaced again after another trans-identified biologically male swimmer broke a women’s swimming record.
At the Cougar Splash Invitational in Pennsylvania last weekend, trans-identified swimmer Meghan Cortez-Fields of Ramapo College of New Jersey won first place and broke a school record in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing more than 2 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Cortez-Fields also won first place in the 200-yard individual medley and second place in the 200-yard butterfly.
Cortez-Fields competed for three seasons on the Ramapo men’s swimming team and recently told Ramapo News that former University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas was an inspiration. Thomas became an All-American and broke records when he joined the women’s swim team after competing on the men’s team for three seasons.