Photo: © Missy Franklin
About the Author
Melissa “Missy” Franklin is a competitive swimmer and five-time Olympic gold medalist. Among her numerous distinctions, she holds the world record for the 200-meter backstroke. Missy’s parents, Dick and D.A. Franklin, are originally from Canada. The family currently lives in Colorado, and Missy attends UC Berkeley, where she is studying psychology with a minor in education.