Ultra Swimmer of the Month: Torri Huske

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month is a recurring SwimSwam feature shedding light on a U.S.-based swimmer who has proven themselves over the past month. As with any item of recognition, Swimmer of the Month is a subjective exercise meant to highlight one athlete whose work holds noteworthy context – perhaps a swimmer who was visibly outperforming other swimmers over the month, or one whose accomplishments slipped through the cracks among other high-profile swims. If your favorite athlete wasn’t selected, feel free to respectfully recognize them in our comment section.

The 2022 World Championships was a history-making one for the United States, setting a new all-time record with 45 medals in Budapest, and playing a crucial role in that massive haul was Torri Huske.

Huske, 19, won six medals at her debut LC World Championships, including an individual title in the women’s 100 butterfly and two more golds on the U.S. medley relays.

The rising Stanford University sophomore set new lifetime best in three of her four individual events, including a new American Record in the 100 fly (55.64).

Huske’s World Championship Finishes

  • Women’s 100 fly – gold
  • Women’s 400 medley relay – gold
  • Mixed 400 medley relay – gold
  • Women’s 100 free – bronze
  • Women’s 400 free relay – bronze
  • Mixed 400 free relay – bronze
  • Women’s 50 free – sixth
  • Women’s 50 fly – sixth

Huske’s program in Budapest was one of the busiest of the meet, taking on 16 races across the eight-day competition.

She made the final in all four of her individual events, and produced some blistering splits when called upon to help the U.S. win two relays and claim bronze in two others.

Huske’s World Championship Swims (16)

Bold indicates personal best time.

  • 50 free (3) – 24.63, 24.64, 24.91
  • 100 free (4) – 52.92, 52.96, 53.04, 53.72
  • 50 fly (3) – 25.38, 25.45, 26.10
  • 100 fly (3) – 55.64, 56.29, 56.82
  • 100 free relay splits (1) – 52.60
  • 100 fly relay splits (2) – 56.67, 56.17

Huske’s ability to not only swim best times at the most pressure-packed meet of the year, but produce high-end swims throughout the duration of a long meet with a jam-packed schedule, was nothing short of incredible.

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4 months ago

Congrats to Torri! Well deserved.

4 months ago

Monster JV high school swimmers have better relay starts than huske. Her one weak link….

4 months ago

In the meantime, ……..


4 finals, 4 titles; it doesn’t get any better than that for Katie Ledecky.

P.S. 1 individual championships record (CR), 1 relay championships record (CR)

Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
4 months ago

Big assist from Ariarne Titmus

Reply to  Stephen
4 months ago

Can’t win if you don’t show up

Reply to  Stephen
4 months ago

So titmus would only potentially take one event from ledecky (the 400) the American women still dominate the Aussie in the 800 relay (2.42 sec faster with out titmus)

Last edited 4 months ago by Swimfan
Reply to  Swimfan
4 months ago

Madi Wilson 1.56.74, less 3 sec. Titmus-1.53.74 walk in the park, for the Olympic Champ

Entertainment by Gang of Four
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
4 months ago

Yeah, but Huske swims events that people actually want to watch.

The only entertaining Ledecky race is the 400 free.

Reply to  Entertainment by Gang of Four
4 months ago

I have no interest in watching 50 fly. Really don’t care much about the 50 free either. Would much rather watch a great mile or even a highly competitive and strategic 10k

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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