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At Harvard, Schuyler Bailar will be first openly trans collegiate swimmer in U.S. history

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The Harvard freshman was recruited to swim on the school's women's team. But next season, he'll swim for the men's team after his transition, becoming the first openly transgender collegiate swimmer in U.S. history. ...

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Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe: ‘I’m comfortable saying I’m a gay man’

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Ian Thorpe
Australian Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe comes out as gay in a television interview airing Sunday evening in Australia, reports the Daily Telegraph. Thorpe's announcement follows more than a decade of denials — the first of which came just ...

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Diana Nyad becomes first to complete Cuba-Florida trip without shark cage

Monday, September 2, 2013
Andy Newman, Florida Keys News Bureau/APDiana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla.
KEY WEST, Fla. — With her lips and tongue swollen, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad edged closer to Florida on Monday in her attempt to become the first person to swim the treacherous waters from Cuba to Key West without ...

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