Torri Huske Demolishes American Record with 55.78 100 Fly in Semifinals

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

  • When:
    • Wave I Dates: June 4-7, 2021
      • Wave II Dates: June 13-20, 2021

18-Year-Old Arlington Aquatic Club swimmer Torri Huske just exploded in the first heat of women’s 100 fly semifinals, breaking the American Record. After showing off her speed this morning, splitting under World Record pace on the first 50, Huske blasted a 55.78 to touch first tonight. The swim marks a personal best by nearly a full second, and makes Huske just the 2nd American of all-time to break 56 seconds in the event.

The previous American Record was held by Dana Vollmer at 55.98, which she set at the 2012 Olympics. The swim also makes Huske the #3 performer in the world all-time, behind only World Record holder Sarah Sjostrom, and Zhang Yufei. Here is a split comparison between the old American Record, and Huske’s swim tonight:

Splits Torri Huske, 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials – Semifinals Dana Vollmer, 2012 Olympics – Final
50m 25.96 26.39
100m 29.82 29.59
Final Time 55.78 55.98

All-Time World Top 5:

Rank Swimmer Time Country
1 Sarah Sjostrom 55.48 SWE
2 Zhang Yufei 55.62 CHN
3 Torri Huske 55.78 USA
4 Maggie MacNeil 55.83 CAN
5 Emma McKeon 55.93 AUS

All Time American Top 5:

Rank Swimmer Time Date
1 Torri Huske 55.78 6/13/2021
2 Dana Vollmer 55.98 7/28/2012
3 Claire Curzan 56.20 4/10/2021
4 Kelsi Dahlia 56.37 7/23/2017
5 Kate Douglass 57.07 6/13/2021

2020-2021 World Top 5:

1 ZHANG
YUFEI
CHN 55.62 09/29 2020 CHINESE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
QINGDAO, CHN
2 TORRI
HUSKE
USA 55.78 06/13 2021 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS WAVE II
OMAHA, USA
3 EMMA
MCKEON
AUS 55.91 06/12 2021 AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TRIALS
ADELAIDE, AUS
4 MAGGIE
MACNEIL
CAN 56.14 05/27 2021 TAKE5 HIGH PERFORMANCE EVENT
TORONTO, CAN
5 CLAIRE
CURZAN
USA 56.20 04/10 2021 TAC TITANS LC PREMIER INVITATIONAL MEET
CARY, NC

In terms of the impact on the Olympic picture, of course Huske has to finish in the top 2 tomorrow night to advance to the Olympics. Assuming she does that, she’s now in the thick of it with Yufei, who hails from China, and the defending World Champion, Maggie MacNeil, both of whom are sub-56 100 flyers.

In addition to breaking the American Record, Huske broke the USA’s 17-18 girls National Age Group Record, and the U.S. Open Record. Huske was under the World Junior Record, however, she turns 19 in December of this year, making her ineligible to count as a junior swimmer.

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Amy
1 year ago

It has been amazing watching Claire and Torri race it out!!

ALEXANDER POP-OFF
1 year ago

Blown away! What can Huske do in Tokyo? And you know this means she has a 52 mid flat start 100 free in her. Question– is Curzan playing possum? Or a bit off?

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  ALEXANDER POP-OFF
1 year ago

we shall see today and later this week ….100 free mystery race ….

Swim85
Reply to  ALEXANDER POP-OFF
1 year ago

Curzan Came in with pressure, Huske came in with fuel as an underdog

PVSFree
1 year ago

I’m so annoyed by FINA’s junior swimmer rules. It benefits swimmers born in January compared to those born in December. Just base it off of their birthdays

iLikePsych
Reply to  PVSFree
1 year ago

Indeed, it is flawed. But it doesn’t matters for Huske either way; ‘girls’ are only eligible through the year they turn 17, so Huske, born in 2002, was a junior in FINA’s eyes through 2019

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
1 year ago

Torri Huske posted the 10th fastest all-time performance in the women’s 100 meter butterfly.

https://www.fina.org/swimming/rankings?gender=F&distance=100&stroke=BUTTERFLY&poolConfiguration=LCM&year=all&startDate=&endDate=&timesMode=ALL_TIMES&regionId=all&countryId=

Torri Huske’s performance knocks Maggie MacNeil out of the top ten.

run-dmc
1 year ago

Michael Andrew’s AR was expected. This one was not. I thought 56.0 was the fastest we’d possibly see tonight.

I hope she can sleep tonight. If I were her I wouldn’t.

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  run-dmc
1 year ago

I would sleep like a baby. It’s Kelsi Dahlia who is on pins and needles.

SUNY Cal
1 year ago

Anyone know where Torri Huske is going to college?

Texas Tap Water
Reply to  SUNY Cal
1 year ago

Stanford

coach
Reply to  Texas Tap Water
1 year ago

Stanford- the Stanford social media is all over this American record.

Last edited 1 year ago by coach
MX4x50relay
1 year ago

Isn’t Kate Douglass also 5th American all time now

PhillyMark
1 year ago

I thought 100 fly WR might be vulnerable at trials….might’ve picked wrong teenager to break it, however

Swimfan
Reply to  PhillyMark
1 year ago

I thought the same thing! Could we see a mid 52 from huske later this week?