Olympian visits Middle School


By Catherine Wang

Westlake Alum and five-time Olympic swimmer Dara Torres’ 85 visited the Middle School Nov. 22. Torres, who won three Olympic medals at the Beijing Olympics, met with students and signed autographs.

Director of Athletics Operations Darlene Bible, who was Torres’ swim coach at Westlake, organized her visit. Torres was in Los Angeles for the Golden Goggles Awards event, a ceremony honoring the nation’s top swimmers at the Beverly Hilton.

Torres recently had reconstructive knee surgery, so she came to the event in a brace and had to use crutches.

“The kids loved her visit and Dara loved seeing the new campus,” Bible said.