Trans swimmer Lia Thomas opened up about the harsh critics regarding trans women competing in sports. Over the last year, the former University of Pennsylvania athlete has earned monumental achievements within the collegiate sports world and the LGBTQ+ community.

Back in March, Thomas became the first out transgender athlete to win a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) swimming championship.

A few months before the groundbreaking win, the young athlete earned the fastest times in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle during the Zippy Invitational.