Schuyler Bailar, NCAA’s first openly transgender swimmer, tells ‘60 Minutes’ he made ‘the right choice’


Schuyler Bailar dives in.

Among the first openly transgender collegiate swimmers in U.S. history, Bailar tells his story to “60 Minutes” Sunday.

Bailar was a top swimmer, with a mean breast stroke. She was also a terrific student when Harvard recruited her.

Since then, Bailar has become a man — and is the first transgendered athlete to compete in a NCAA Division I men’s sport.

Now 19, he swims on the men’s team. Bailar has not won a race since transitioning, and is fine with that.

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