Collins stands up, stands out

The alumni base at our school is chockfull of outstanding men and women, from promising politicians like Eric Garcetti ’88 to Oscar nominees like Jake Gyllenhaal ’98, Jason Reitman ’95 and Shirley Temple ’45, but three names stand out most to me — Sally Ride ’69, Dara Torres ’88 and now Jason Collins ’97. Ride […]

Torres ’85 encourages students to disregard age, follow dreams

Five-time Olympian Dara Torres ’85 encouraged students to “never put an age limit on your dreams” at the annual Women’s History Month Assembly March 18, where she spoke about her career, which spanned from her junior year at Westlake School for Girls to a final attempt to qualify for the 2012 London games as 45-year-old […]

Torres '85 tells students to "never put an age limit on your dreams"

Five-time Olympian Dara Torres ’85 encouraged students to “never put an age limit on your dreams” at the annual Women’s History Month Assembly March 18 where she spoke about her career which stretched from her junior year at Westlake to a final attempt to qualify for the 2012 London games as a mother at age 45. […]

Five-time Olympic swimmer Torres ’85 to speak at assembly

When Dara Torres ‘85 returned to Westlake for her senior year to pick up books before the start of school, Headmaster Nathan Reynolds pulled her aside to congratulate her on the gold medal she won at the 1984 Olympic games and asked if she would bring it to school the first day. “I [said] sure […]

Olympic swimmer Torres ’85 to speak at Women’s History assembly next month

Five-time Olympic swimmer and Westlake alumna Dara Torres ’85 will speak at the school’s annual Women’s History Month Assembly on March 18. Gender Studies teacher Malina Mamigonian, who is organizing the event, got in touch with Torres through Darlene Bible, the current athletic director of operations and Torres’ swim coach during her years at Westlake. […]