1 hr 12 min

The Trans Sporter Room -- Iszac Henig: Coming Full Circle Outsports

    • Sexuality

In 2021, a rising junior collegiate swimmer made a decision: Team ahead of self for a chance to complete a collective goal
For Yale University sprint specialist Iszac Henig, it means going fast alongside his mates on Yale's women's swim team. With the goal of bringing an Ivy League women's team title back to New Haven for the first time since 2017.
It also meant putting a critical piece of his transition on hold.
2021-2022 was as successful in the pool for Henig as it was controversial for the sport. Among those he would swim against last season was certain senior at Penn named Lia Thomas.
Yes. That Lia Thomas.
Through the headline clickbait, Henig swam fast and had fun, even through a difficult season of having to leave a piece of himself on hold. He ended the year with his first individual Ivy League title and became one of only three transgender student-athletes in NCAA to earn Division I conference title, and only one of three to earn All-American honors.
After last season, Henig made the next choice. His senior season, would fully be his. He became part of the men's team at Yale.
Karleigh Webb sits down with Henig, and takes glimpse at how this story has come full circle and the future holds for a self-described "cool dude who likes swim fast and have fun".

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In 2021, a rising junior collegiate swimmer made a decision: Team ahead of self for a chance to complete a collective goal
For Yale University sprint specialist Iszac Henig, it means going fast alongside his mates on Yale's women's swim team. With the goal of bringing an Ivy League women's team title back to New Haven for the first time since 2017.
It also meant putting a critical piece of his transition on hold.
2021-2022 was as successful in the pool for Henig as it was controversial for the sport. Among those he would swim against last season was certain senior at Penn named Lia Thomas.
Yes. That Lia Thomas.
Through the headline clickbait, Henig swam fast and had fun, even through a difficult season of having to leave a piece of himself on hold. He ended the year with his first individual Ivy League title and became one of only three transgender student-athletes in NCAA to earn Division I conference title, and only one of three to earn All-American honors.
After last season, Henig made the next choice. His senior season, would fully be his. He became part of the men's team at Yale.
Karleigh Webb sits down with Henig, and takes glimpse at how this story has come full circle and the future holds for a self-described "cool dude who likes swim fast and have fun".

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