Category: Swimming & Diving

Lia Thomas started a conversation about transgender rights. It’s time we dive into it.

  The Eagles swim against the University of North Carolina (UNC)-Wilmington in the WoodPEC in 2014. (Courtesy of Jason Oh) Following the end of University of Pennsylvania swimmer and transgender woman athlete Lia Thomas’ collegiate career in March, the subsequent wave of nationwide anti-trans athlete legislation has jeopardized the future of inclusion in sports. But [...]

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Emory Swim & Dive win UAA championship for 23rd year in a row

Freshman Jeff Echols wins second place in the 200m butterfly final. (Natalie Sandlow/Contributing) Emory University hosted the 2022 University Athletic Association (UAA) Swimming and Diving Championships at the Woodruff Physical Education Center. The meet commenced on Feb. 9 and concluded with the Emory swimming and diving teams crowned as UAA champions on Feb. 12.  With [...]

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Emory students respond to NCAA’s new transgender student athlete policy

The NCAA Board of Governors voted on Jan. 19 in favor of a sport-by-sport approach to regulations surrounding transgender athletes, set to start during the 2022 winter sport championships.  The national governing body of each sport will determine the specific regulations for transgender athletes, according to the policy, with the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards [...]

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