100 Fly World Champion Torri Huske Has Been Training for the 400 IM

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We sat down with world champion Torri Huske, fresh off of her 100 fly win in Budapest. Huske takes us back to Tokyo where she finished 4th in the 100 fly final and how that motivated her this entire year to come back on top. Part of that preparation came in the form of 400 IM training, which Huske says really helped her on the back half of her races, which she felt were lacking.

Huske also discusses her love/hate relationship with the 50 free, her NCAA lineup, and managing an enormous event schedule throughout a 6-8 day championship meet.

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robert kravutske
2 months ago

she is so fun to watch!!!!!!…..a stud!!!!…..

Stephen
2 months ago

She may break 5:05.00

Gheko
2 months ago

Would like to see her drop the 50m and do more 200 free

Tracy Kosinski
2 months ago

I was really sad that SM & TH weren’t going head to head. Be careful what I wish for, lol?

Huske scares me. There’s something in her eyes that says, ‘2024 is mine’.

But my money is on SM, all the way – SM & a couple WRs.

Swimsfanr
Reply to  Tracy Kosinski
2 months ago

Summer McIntosh is not swimming the 100 fly I thought

oxyswim
Reply to  Tracy Kosinski
2 months ago

They won’t even face off in an individual event and likely won’t face off in a relay. Why compare those 2?

Troyy
Reply to  oxyswim
2 months ago

Tracy’s always looking for an opportunity to shoehorn McIntosh into the conversation.

Go Kamminga Go
Reply to  Tracy Kosinski
2 months ago

Settle down, troll!

robert kravutske
Reply to  Go Kamminga Go
2 months ago

nothin like a little gas on da fire!!!!!

Willswim
2 months ago

I’m glad she’s training 400 IM just so she gets some good breaststroke work in. If something were to happen to Bob she might be Stanford’s best backup breaststroker option on medley relays.

Joel Lin
2 months ago

This makes no sense at first blush & makes total sense taking in all the context of her strategy for 2024.

  1. She’s terrific in all 4 strokes.
  2. She is already one of the best 200 IMers in the world.
  3. In the Olympic selection meet & at the Olympic Games schedule formats the 400 IM does not conflict with any of her other events. Like the 50 free on the final day, it is a clear unconflicted & uncomplicated event for Huske to pursue…even if her primary training & emphasis on 1 fly, 1 free, 50 free does not change at all.

All of the above applies to Alex Walsh as well. Alex Walsh is terrific in all 4… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Joel Lin
NB1
Reply to  Coleman Hodges
2 months ago

just to clarify, even the url says: “torri-huske-has-been-training-for-the-400-im”

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  NB1
2 months ago

As soon as I saw the header I figured it had to mean training that event solely to help with her primary events. But it indeed was sloppy application and should have been handled differently. This site doesn’t need clickbait sleight of hand.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Coleman Hodges
2 months ago

USA Swimming could use as many females competing in the women’s 200 meter freestyle. Katie Ledecky wants the world record in the women’s 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay.

Austinpoolboy
Reply to  Joel Lin
2 months ago

If the headline read “Learn why Tori Huske is training with 400IM group”

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Joel Lin
2 months ago

Katie Ledecky trained the 400 IM under former coach Yuri Suguiyama.

tnp101
2 months ago

Her training definitely helped her with the 2nd half of all her races. In the past, we often saw that the last 15-meter distance was very challenging for her. At world, she could hold on her own quite well. So I hope she continues to train 400IM that would help her 2nd half races.

Now, the interesting thing is the 200 breast she said she loved to race. I would love to see that. It will also help with her breaststroke in 200 IM portion.

Coleman Hodges
Reply to  tnp101
2 months ago

Just want to be clear – I mentioned the 200 breast as a joke. Torri did not. I do not think she will be swimming that one😂

tnp101
Reply to  Coleman Hodges
2 months ago

Ha ha ha…she should train it and race Kate Douglas! 😄

Joel Lin
Reply to  tnp101
2 months ago

She’d be a serious 200 breast player if she swam it. Same could be said for 200 free. Huske is so talented nothing is out of bounds in terms of the possibilities. These are the good ole days for US women’s swimming.

Go Kamminga Go
Reply to  Joel Lin
2 months ago

Cries in freestyle sprint

Meathead
2 months ago

Wish she would dedicate a season to relay starts. Should be her only focus heading into this years NCAA’s and prep for the chance to possibly rep the country in the 2024 Olympics

Walter
Reply to  Meathead
2 months ago

So she just does relay starts for the next two years?

Meathead
Reply to  Walter
2 months ago

She clearly leaves a full second plus on table on flying starts. Doubt she can find a full second in her swimming. She has the most to gain on the start.

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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