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.

14 Comments

14 comments

  1. Jane E. MacDonnell

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

  2. Christa Fletcher

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

  3. Jewel Key

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

  4. Jen Thompson

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

  5. Shannon Brannan

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

  6. Carylyn Waite

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

  7. Karen Trudel

    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.

  8. Vida Zappalorti

    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!

  9. Pam Kirsch Magnan

    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.

Author: Jason Marsteller

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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