Press "Enter" to skip to content

Transgender male swimmer struggling against new competition after earning All-American honors as female

Iszak Henig finished in 79th out of 83 swimmers in a November meet

Iszak Henig, a transgender male, joined Yale’s men’s swimming team after finishing last year as an All-American female swimmer.

Henig has taken hormones for eight months amid his transition, but the senior’s times are “about the same as they were at the end of last season,” he wrote in an op-ed piece for the New York Times on Thursday.

Henig wrote that during a meet in November among 83 swimmers, he finished in 79th place.

“I wasn’t the slowest guy in any of my events, but I’m not as successful in the sport as I was on the women’s team,” Henig wrote.

The four people to finish behind Henig, according to OutKick, were a swimmer born without a left arm and three others who specialize in the breaststroke.

Several days prior, in a meet against Columbia, Henig finished in 10th out of 11 in the 200-yard freestyle and 11th out of 12 in the 100-yard free. His 400-yard freestyle relay finished in last place out of five teams, and his swim time was the slowest of all swimmers in that race.

However, Henig’s goal isn’t necessarily to win as a man.

“Instead, I’m trying to connect with my teammates in new ways, to cheer loudly, to focus more on the excitement of the sport,” Henig wrote. “Competing and being challenged is the best part. It’s a different kind of fulfillment. And it’s pretty great to feel comfortable in the locker room every day…

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE… | Fox News

Caravan to Midnight

We need your help to keep Caravan to Midnight going,

please consider donating to help keep independent media independent.

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Breaking News: