Arlington Teen Makes Olympic Swim Team
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Arlington Teen Makes Olympic Swim Team

Torri Huske missed graduation – the Olympics were calling.

The Records board at Arlington’s Yorktown High pool reflect Huske’s record breaking swims over her four years at Yorktown. She had to miss graduation on June 18th because of Team USA training.

The Records board at Arlington’s Yorktown High pool reflect Huske’s record breaking swims over her four years at Yorktown. She had to miss graduation on June 18th because of Team USA training. Photo by Jennifer Knittig

One of Yorktown High School’s graduating class of 2021 couldn’t make it. She was busy training for the Olympics. When Torri Huske broke her own American record in the 100m butterfly at the Olympic trials on June 14th, she clinched a spot on Team USA this summer. Huske, whose records line the board at the Yorktown High aquatics center, grew up swimming in Arlington pools. Her classmate, Kate Marston, who is a lifeguard at the pool this summer, had this to say about Arlington’s newest Olympic sensation: “Torri and I were in the same class in Sophomore year. She will be going to Stanford University where she was recruited for the swim team. She is also very smart and could have gone anywhere, but Stanford’s swim team is one of the best. Torri is literally good at everything she does: sports, academics, art. Torri is, like, if you are in class with her, she is just the most genuine and good person.”