How old is Lia Thomas?
Lia Thomas is 25 years old.
What is Lia Thomas Net Worth?
Lia Thomas's net worth is $1 Million.
What is Lia Thomas Birthday?
Lia Thomas's birthday is 01/01/1998.
What is Lia Thomas Zodiac Sign?
Lia Thomas's zodiac sign is Capricornus.
What is Lia Thomas's Real Birth Name?
Lia Thomas's real birth name is Lia Catherine Thomas.
Where is Lia Thomas's Birthplace?
Lia Thomas's birthplace is United States.
How Tall is Lia Thomas?
Lia Thomas height is 6'1''.
What is Lia Thomas Nationality?
Lia Thomas nationality is United States.
What are Lia Thomas's Professions?
Lia Thomas's professions are Swimmer.
Who is Lia Thomas?
Lia Thomas is an American swimmer and student at the University of Pennsylvania. In March 2022, she became the first openly transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division I national championship in any sport after winning the women's 500-yard freestyle event. In 2021 and 2022, she became part of the public debate about transgender women in sports. Thomas grew up in Austin, Texas, and has an older brother. She began swimming at the age of five, and was sixth in the state high school swimming championships, competing for Westlake High School. In 2017, she started attending the University of Pennsylvania. Towards the end of high school, Thomas began to question her gender identity. After her freshman year at college, during the summer of 2018, she came out as transgender to her family. She began using her new name on New Year's Day in 2020. In an interview with Sports Illustrated she said, "In a way, it was sort of a rebirth, for the first time in my life, feeling fully connected to my name and who I am and living who I am. I am Lia."