World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday.

FINA members widely adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” on Sunday that only permits swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events. The organization also proposed an “open competition category.”

World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

If you are barely getting noticed as a male swimmer you can no longer switch to “easy mode” and claim to be a woman.

Somebody got the clue and now women competing under FINA rules won’t have their dreams and awards stolen from them.

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  1. The only problem is the exception that you can transition before 12, which as Ish has pointed out is pure quackery. But since it’s mentioned in this new rule it will add official support to that insane notion.

  2. Notice it is FINA, the World Governing Board, not the NCAA or US Olympic Committee.

    Sanity has not come to America.

    1. True, but that decision will control the Olympics, even if it doesn’t directly cure the problem at the US national or more local level.

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