Splash - May/June 2013 - (Page 28)

AL BELLo/GETTY IMAGES MissY FRANKLIN M issy Franklin is the typical high school senior: she’s going to prom, gearing up for her first year in college, and excited about the future. except, in golden globes and the Vmas, and has a huge swimming career still ahead of her. ADAM PRETTY/GETTY IMAGES missy’s case, she’s got five olympic medals, been to the bY RacHeL LUtz HOw DID YOU GET INTO SwIMMING? wHAT’S lIfE lIKE fOR YOU OUTSIDE Of THE POOl? I’ve basically been in the water since I was born. My mom was terrified of the water, and she wanted me to be comfortable. When I was six months old, she and I were taking “Mommy & Me” classes. It’s a little hectic. I’m balancing school, all the media, and all the traveling on top of my training. I have like four weeks of school left, and then I am moving on to college! I haven’t bought stuff for my dorm yet because I don’t know my roommate. We have to make sure none of the colors clash and stuff. Hopefully I’ll be able to do that soon. wHO wAS INflUENTIAl IN YOUR lIfE BOTH IN AND OUT Of THE POOl? My parents taught me to put 100% into things, and that hard work pays off. Every day I know that’s the work ethic they raised me with. But also my coach and my team. The good news is, we all go through it together, and it’s good knowing you’re not alone. AT wHAT POINT IN YOUR CAREER DID YOU REAlIzE AN OlYMPIC GOlD MEDAl wAS POSSIBlE? I think I’ve always wanted it to be possible, but you never really “know.” You can always dream of wanting that but you can never know if it’s possible. wHAT wAS YOUR fIRST THOUGHT wHEN YOU REAlIzED YOU wON OlYMPIC GOlD? “Did this just happen? Am I really here right now? Is this actually happening?” Over and over and over again. 28 SPLASH • May/June 2013 HOw HAS THAT GOlD MEDAl CHANGED YOUR lIfE? I describe it as not changing my life, but as changing a part of my life. A lot of my life is exactly the same. But on the weekends, I get to go to all these amazing events like the VMAs and the Golden Globes! wHAT ARE YOUR PlANS fROM HERE? Prom is May 4 (I’m going with my best friend!), and then I graduate on the 20th. World Championship Trials are in June, then the meet is in July. Then I go to Cal in August for my first year of college, and NCAAs are in March, which I’m dying for. Kind of just the same thing over again for the next year. As of right now, the plan would be to go pro in 2015, which was a hard decision because I want to swim all four years in college, but I know financially I’ve already given up so much. Right now, that’s the plan, but it’s all in God’s hands. Anything can happen!

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Splash - May/June 2013

Splash - May/June 2013
Table of Contents
Mike Gustafson
Swim Briefs/Justin Case
Top Ten Tweets/Point-Counterpoint
Strength and Conditioning: You don’t know Squat!
Nutrition: What to Eat Before, During and After a Workout
Mental Training: Quick Tips for Addressing Your Mental Concerns
Training With
Athletic Foodie
Your Photo
Lessons from the Masters
Nathan Adrian
Tyler Clary
Missy Franklin
Matt Grevers
Katie Ledecky
Ryan Lochte
Allison Schmitt
Rebecca Soni
Dana Vollmer
Interactive
Best Race Ever
Swim Nut Zeke
Five Songs
Getting To Know
America’s Swim Team Athletes

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