Missy Franklin, the nicest Olympian among Olympians, makes swimming fun for everyone–even for officials and timers! This happens a lot at Franklin swim meets, but SwimSwam photographer, Tim Binning, was ready and captured the moment at the 2013 Winter Nationals. Here’a typical talkative moment — only 90 seconds — right before Missy Franklin’s 500 free prelim.
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Mel Stewart, aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, and USA Swimming. Mel has also worked as an Olympic analyst for ABC, NBC, EPSN, FOX SPORTS and TBS. At SwimSwam.com, Mel hosts Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com, a weekly report featuring the world’s fastest swimmers and Olympic medalists. Read More »
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