Torri Huske: “I was way more excited to race than I was nervous”


Reported by James Sutherland.


  • World Record: Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 55.48 (2016)
  • American Record: Dana Vollmer – 55.98 (2012)
  • US Open Record: Claire Curzan (USA) – 56.20 (2021)
  • World Junior Record: Claire Curzan (USA) – 56.20 (2021)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 55.48
  • 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Kelsi (Worrell) Dahlia – 56.48
  • Wave I Cut: 1:00.69
  • Wave II Cut: 59.59
  1. Torri Huske (AAC), 55.78 AR
  2. Claire Curzan (TAC), 56.81
  3. Kelsi Dahlia (CARD), 56.91
  4. Kate Douglass (UVA), 57.07
  5. Katie McLaughlin (CAL), 57.63
  6. Regan Smith (RIPT), 57.73
  7. Olivia Bray (TXLA), 58.07
  8. Aly Tetzloff (WOLF), 58.21

18-year-old Torri Huske blew the doors off the first semi-final of the women’s 100 fly, scorching her way to a new American Record in a time of 55.78, lowering the nine-year-old mark of 55.98 set by Dana Vollmer at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Huske, who turns 19 and is therefore ineligible to break the World Junior Record, entered the meet with a best time of 56.69, set in April.

The Arlington Aquatics swimmer is now the third-fastest woman in the event’s history, trailing only world record holder Sarah Sjostrom and China’s Zhang Yufei.

All-Time Performers, Women’s 100 Butterfly (LCM)

  1. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 55.48 – 2016
  2. Zhang Yufei (CHN), 55.62 – 2020
  3. Torri Huske (USA), 55.78 – 2021
  4. Maggie MacNeil (CAN), 55.83 – 2019
  5. Emma McKeon (AUS), 55.93 – 2021
  6. Dana Vollmer (USA), 55.98 – 2012

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Coach Rob
1 month ago

Why does only the 1st place finisher go to the Olympics? In the past it was first and second

D2 swammer
Reply to  Coach Rob
1 month ago

Because of men’s 800 and women’s 1500 there aren’t necessarily enough slots for 2 for each events

Scotty J
Reply to  Coach Rob
1 month ago

Apparently Coach Rob you haven’t been a coach very long

Reply to  Coach Rob
1 month ago

It’s the same standards as past years. In practice all first and second place finishers will qualify, but only the winner is technically guaranteed

1 month ago
Banana Heat
1 month ago

In every one of her races from the heats to the semis to the final, she was focused and all business. She shedded her warmups and then got to the block with one foot up on it with her head down in concentration, waiting for the starter, ready to race. Impressive.

Reply to  Banana Heat
1 month ago

True racer characteristics

1 month ago

Congratulations to her coach, Evan Stiles! Brilliant development of our next Olympian!

kdc in Arlington
1 month ago

can we do some more coverage of Torri now? She’s been an afterthought on NBC (to Curzan and others), despite dominating performances

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