Lia Catherine Thomas is an American swimmer born in the unconfirmed years of 1998/1999 in Austin, Texas, United States.

is a student at the University of Pennsylvania who has made public her transgender image.

Born a man but now a woman, her athletic achievements as a trans woman became a point of media debate in 2021 and 2022.

Thomas formerly ranked number 462 as a male swimmer, but now ranks number 1 as a female swimmer.

As a sophomore in 2019, Thomas finished second in the men's 500, 1,000, and 1,650-yard freestyle at the Ivy League championships.

Lia Thomas name change: Did Lia Thomas change his birth name?

Lia Thomas had a change of name. He was born William Thomas but changed his name following his transgender journey to Lia Catherine Thomas.

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The middle name “Catherine” is said to be her mother's birth name.

Lia in a recent interview indicated saying she began to use her new name Lia Catherine Thomas on New Year's 2020.





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  1. Nobody has ever been ‘born a man, but now a woman.’
    Where is the ministry of truth when it could actually make a useful contribution to reality?

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