Missy Franklin: Swimming Sensation

By Christine Dzidrums

Y Not Girl Volume 3

YN03-MF_Cover-WebThe world fell in love with U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin at the 2012 London Olympics. Winning four gold medals and one bronze, the 17-year-old gained fans for her amazing athletic skills, remarkable sportsmanship and a genuinely warm personality. Referring to the water as her second home, the beloved athlete began swimming recreationally at just two months of age. By the age of seven, the youngster seemed destined for stardom, dominating local swim meets with her textbook stroke techniques and lightning-quick speed. By the time she reached high school, the teenager was a world and Olympic champion, all the while remaining a kid who simply loves to swim. A children’s biography, Missy Franklin: Swimming Sensation narrates the Colorado native’s transformation from a talented toddler to queen of the pool. Who says nice girls finish last? Missy is swimming’s biggest female star!


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