The following is an excerpt of the script from "Switching Teams" which 60 Minutes aired on April 10, 2016 profiling Harvard men's swimmer Schuyler Bailar. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Shari Finkelstein, producer. To read the full script and watch the video, click HERE. (Photo credit Ray Yeager).
Just two years ago, Schuyler Bailar was one of the fastest high school swimmers in the country -- a champion breaststroker with a stellar academic record who had women's swim coaches from around the Ivy League coming to call. Schuyler's first choice was Harvard, and as luck would have it, the Harvard women's swim team was in need of a breaststroker. Schuyler was offered a spot, and a seemingly perfect match was made.
But when Harvard's swimmers hit the pool deck this past fall, Schuyler had switched teams. Schuyler now swims with the men. The story of how Harvard came to be the first men's Division I athletic team in the nation to include an openly transgender young man is also the story of a bigger transformation -- in attitudes, acceptance, and the larger conversation about what it means to be transgender.