Harvard’s Schuyler Bailar Featured on 60 Minutes

Photo Courtesy: Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler Bailar, who initially announced on Swimming World last year his plans to swim on the Harvard men’s swim team as a transgender athlete, has now been profiled on CBS’s 60 Minutes.

Bailar, who has now completed a year as a breaststroker on Harvard’s squad, spoke to 60 Minutes about what it felt like to be born female but mentally live as a male.

“I watched my brother go through puberty and he grew into his body,” Schuyler told 60 Minutes. “I was like, ‘Why does he get to grow into his body? I feel like I’m growing out of mine. I feel like my body is– is growing away from me.'”

The feature also includes interviews with Bailar’s parents, Gregor and Terry Bailar.

Watch the full video here.

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Jane E. MacDonnell
8 years ago

Great piece! Way to go, Schuyler, I love your honesty and openness. Much success in the pool and out of the pool. 🙂

Christa Fletcher
8 years ago

Great Piece, Everyone should learn from this young man. And to Harvard for showing the path of open ,on

Christa Fletcher
8 years ago


Jen Thompson
8 years ago

Michelle Drahus Kolessar..this was the story I saw on 60 Minutes.

Jewel Key
8 years ago

Watched it last night, stellar story. So happy for him ❤️

Debbie Staley Smith
8 years ago

Loved this interview.

Christa Fletcher
8 years ago


Shannon Brannan
8 years ago

Great story! I saved it for my boys to watch.

Carylyn Waite
8 years ago

Schuyler is my new hero! Very brave! Swimming lasts for four years but happiness lasts forever! Mental health first ❤️

Karen Trudel
8 years ago

U r very courageous. I watched ur story last night. I am a swimmer too who is in love with a transgender person. It has been eye opening.

Suping Liu
8 years ago

Minoru Liu

Pam Kirsch Magnan
8 years ago

Swimmers are all around good kids. It didn’t surprise me that both the Men’s and Women’s teams at Harvard welcomed you into both of their families.

Vida Zappalorti
8 years ago

Good story, great swimming career sacrifice…lots of hard work ahead to achieve the same level of success in the men’s division. Good Luck!

Mary S Lynch
8 years ago

Saw it – very good piece

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