Torri Huske on Olympic Redshirt Season: “I feel like I’m… living life on easy mode”


Heading into last year’s US Trials, Torri Huske was coming off of a very intense academic course load at Stanford and was frankly exhausted. This year, after taking an Olympic redshirt so she only has to focus on swimming, things are feeling… easy.

After arguably the best in-season meet of her career where she swam numerous personal bests, Huske is feeling much less stressed outside the pool. She has the time to indulge in things like art, read, socialize, and recover from practice.

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2 months ago

Torri’s breaststroke has improved dramatically. A 37 split is world class.

Last edited 2 months ago by Fluidg
NCAAs will be closer this year!
Reply to  Fluidg
2 months ago

Amazing drops!

Aragon Son of Arathorne
2 months ago

56.1 and shes living the easy life? No rest at all? Dear God she is going to be dangerous. She can break the WR this summer.

2 months ago

There can only be one Queen at the Stanford queendom.

2 months ago

I hope the US puts her on the medley relay final

Sapnu puas
2 months ago

Well share the password then please

Pan Fan
Reply to  Sapnu puas
2 months ago

The password is: “no Stanford classes”

2 months ago

Great insight – Now even more of a fan of her!

2 months ago

Very few will actually understand the rigors of the Stanford academic load compared to other institutions of higher learning and fast swimming. Glad she is swimming well and hope she is ready to go in Paris!

2 months ago

I feel like most pro athletes are living life on easy mode. No way youre working out 40+ hrs a week

Reply to  mcswammerstein
2 months ago

Elite swimming job is easy compared to elite swimming job + elite academic course load, not compared to ur sitting on couch commenting on swimswam…

Reply to  mcswammerstein
2 months ago

I can tell you’ve never been a pro athlete before

Reply to  mcswammerstein
2 months ago

Time demands on elite swimmers (as well as many serious age groupers) well exceed 40 hours – 10-12 practices per weeks (including water time and dryland), getting changed before and after practice, driving to and from practices, and very often needing a bit of rest after an exhausting practice.

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