The World Swimming Coaches Association has released a position statement on the issue of boys competing on girls’ swim teams, acknowledging that their “inclusion” in girls-only competitions “cannot be balanced with fairness.”
While emphasizing that the WSCA has “an unequivocal agenda for the sport of swimming to be experienced in an environment where everyone can partake in the sport and where everyone is treated with both dignity and respect,” the association maintained that male athletes have an unfair advantage when competing against female athletes.
The WSCA cited the “retained differences in strength, stamina and physique that are present when comparing the average female” and male as the justification for its position.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Ryan Foley