Standing At The PodiumWith                                      Missy Franklin


          Motivation of Website, Purpose                                  and Publisher

           My name is Uma and this is my first year of Holman Middle School.I wanted to learn about a person who influenced  the world. I picked Missy Franklin a professional swimmer. I watch her every time she competes in the Olympics, and I wanted to learn how she got to be such a great swimmer. I learned she broke several records and how she developed her passion for competitive swimming, which became her career.

My purpose of this website is to inform you about a professional swimmer who achieved many goals and broke many records.  

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            Missy Franklin was born on May 10, 1995 in Pasadena, California. Later her family moved to Centennial, Colorado. As a young girl, Missy loved being outdoors and active in sports especially swimming. Missy does have other activities she enjoys besides swimming, she bakes, hangs out with her friends and reads. Missy loves anything to do with water, when she was little, her mom took her to go scuba diving which she loved, of course since swimming was her passion.

           She joined the neighborhood swim team  at the age of 5 and that is where her competitive swimming began.  After several years of focus on swim meets, in 2009 she was named to the U.S national Youth team.  She started to compete at age 14. The first ever competition for her was a "duel at the pool" which launched her swimming focus. In the 2012 Olympics in London, she won four gold medals. She was the first American woman to swim seven events in a single Olympiad. Missy Franklin has won more gold medals out of any female swimmer.   She attended the University Of California, Berkeley, where she continued her swimming career in college.                         

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            Missy Franklin was born on May 10, 1995 in Pasadena, California. She began to swim around age 5.  After she began to swim as a confident girl, she had her first competition at age 14 called a "duel at the pool" in 2009. She then competed in the Aquatics Championships and won 5 medals. In 2011 she set a record for the 200 meter back stroke and then she broke it again in 2012. Missy Franklin competed in the summer Olympics in London, England in 2012. In 2013 she competed in the World Aquatics Championship in Barcelona. She then went to the University of California, Berkeley, where she swam for her college team.

                                

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       Missy Franklin is a professional swimmer. She won more medals than any other female. Even though she was in very good shape, she still could have problems. Prior to one meet, on a Tuesday, Missy Franklin had a back spasm during a swimming practice.The medical people said, "She should be fine by Wednesday or late Thursday".  She stayed at a near by hotel. The medical people stayed with her to make sure nothing more went wrong with her back.

Missy Franklin at the start of her first Olympic swim.
Missy Franklin is a professional swimmer. What is your favorite sport? Could you compete at this level?

Missy Franklin doing her thing.

Missy Franklin sets another world record.
Missy Franklin pushing off the wall into her backstroke.

This is where Missy Franklin is from. What I find interesting is that this place is land locked, but she still fell in love with the water.

Citations

1) Smith, Cameron. "Missy Franklin's Mom Is the Reason She's a Swimmer, and America's Great Hope." Yahoo Sports. N.p., 10 May 2012. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.

2) "Missy Franklin." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 16 Dec. 2014. <http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/600475>.

3) “Missy Franklin Bio." Calbears.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2014.

4) "Missy Franklin." The World Almanac for Kids Online. Infobase Learning. Web. 17 Dec. 2014. <http://wak.infobaselearning.com/recordurl.aspx?wid=96440&nid=41716>.

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2 years ago
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this person is really cool

2 years ago
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I liked your drawing of the pool

2 years ago
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I really liked how she fell in love and became one with swimming when there was really no beaches or water bodies

2 years ago
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i like how your paragraphs were organized and made sense to the everyone

2 years ago
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i really like that you included the video

2 years ago
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what was her best breaking swimming record?

2 years ago
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Do you know her fastest time in a race?

2 years ago
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You did a really good job explaining who she is and what she does.

2 years ago
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I love how you made it really organized and made it so you can tell what she does.

2 years ago
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What made her join the neighborhood swim team