Schuyler Bailar recruited as female; swimming for men’s team

An incoming Harvard freshman has a very unique story.

Schuyler Bailar was initially recruited to the Harvard swim team as a female, but after completing a transition Bailar will now be competing with the men’s team.

Bailar announced the beginning of the transition back in September.

“I’ve just started my transition #ftm [female to male]. I’m 18 and it’s been quite the ride but I decided I’d try to grab some support from the insta community,” Bailar wrote.

Bailar has also shared photos of the transition online.

Bailar also called for other athletes to “Come out. Be visible. Don’t be miserable. The world is changing and you do have options.”

It’s great to see that Bailar had the bravery to come forward and best of luck to him in his collegiate career.

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