Name: Missy Franklin
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 200m backstroke, 200m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle
Height: 6-2
Weight: 170
DOB: 5/10/1995
Birthplace: Pasadena, Calif.
Hometown: Centennial, Colo.
High School: Regis Jesuit High School (Aurora, Colo.) ‘13
College: University of California, Berkeley
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); Six-time Olympic medalist (5 golds, 1 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold (4x200m free); 13th (200m free); 14th (200m back)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold (100m back, 200m back, 4x200m free, 4x100m medley); bronze (4x100m free); 4th (200m free); 5th (100m free)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – gold (4x200m free, 4x100m mixed free); silver (200m back); bronze (200m free, 4x100m free); 4th (4x100m medley); 5th (100m back); 7th (100m free)
  • Years of participation: Long Course – 2011, 2013, 2015; Short Course – 2010
  • Medals: 17 (11 golds, 3 silvers, 3 bronzes)
  • Gold – 2011 (200m back, 4x100m medley, 4x200m free); 2013 (100m back, 200m back, 200m free, 4x100m free, 4x200m free, 4x100m medley); 2015 (4x200m free, 4x100m mixed free)
  • Silver – 2010 (200m back); 2011 (4x100m free); 2015 (200m back)
  • Bronze – 2011 (50m back); 2015 (200m free, 4x100m free)
Personal: Daughter of Dick and D.A...Father, Dick, was drafted by the Canadian Football League...Has dual-citizenship in the United States and Canada...Began swimming at age 2 and trains in Denver with Todd Schmitz, who began coaching her when she was 7 years old...Swam two seasons with the University of California swim team before turning professional after her sophomore year...Aspires to pursue a career in broadcast journalism...Enjoys reading, dancing, baking, volunteering, reading and journaling...Serves as an ambassador for the Laureus Foundation to promote social change...Swims 5-6,000 meters per day and up to seven workouts per week...Makes a point to do small good deeds before every swim meet...Authored a book that is set to release on Dec. 6, 2016.