Missy Franklin Supports One Drop To Ensure Clean Water Is Accessible to All

  0 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | March 08th, 2013 | Featured, Lifestyle

2012 London Olympic 5-time medalist, Missy Franklin, supports One Drop USA, a charity working toward ensuring clean, accessible water to all populations around the world.

Via Charitybuzz, Franklin and her Colorado Stars swimming coach, Todd Schmitz, are offering a 30-minute, private swim lesson in Las Vegas, Nevada. Charitybuzz values the swimming lesson at $10,000, but it is probably worth more considering Franklin is “the” female star of swimming globally. Bid now as time is running out! The bidding period closes March 15th, 4pm ET!

Franklin’s traveling to Las Vegas for International Water Day, Friday, March 22.  That morning she’ll participate in the Springs Preserve Educational Seminar and Youth Advisory Event. That evening she’ll dress in blue and walk the Blue Carpet for the special ONE NIGHT for ONE DROP, presented by Cirque de Soleil, an incredible show (and fundraiser).  The following morning, Saturday, Franklin’s back in the pool training. She and Coach Schmitz will give the charitybuzz private lesson following her practice.

This is not Franklin’s first foray into charitable swim lessons. Last July, Franklin donated two hours of swim lessons to raise money for the costs to fly the coach and family of fellow Coloradoan Brickelle Bro to the Paralympic Games in London after Bro qualified to represent Team USA.

What:  Franklin private swim lesson

Why: to benefit One Drop USA, ensuring clean, accessible water to all

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

When: private lesson is Saturday, March 23, at 10am

How: bid for the Franklin private lesson via Charitybuzz (bidding ends March 15)

Charitybuzz Details

Perfect your paddle during a private 30 minute swim lesson for 1 with Olympic gold medal winner Missy Franklin and Olympic Coach Todd Schmitz at 10 AM on Saturday, March 23 in Las Vegas. 

Missy Franklin swam straight into our hearts during the 2012 London Olympics with her easy smile and winning personality. A high schooler, Missy took home bronze in 4×100-meter Freestyle, gold medal in the 100m backstroke, gold in the 4x200m medley relay, gold in the 200m backstroke, gold medal in the 4x100m medley relay.  

One Drop USA 

ONE DROP—a non-profit organization established in 2007 by Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil—strives to ensure that water is accessible to all, today and forever.

In the U.S., ONE DROP is a public charity that undertakes innovative activities in which water plays a central role as a creative force in generating positive, sustainable change worldwide. More specifically, ONE DROP is involved in raising awareness among individuals and communities on water-related issues to convince them of the need to mobilize for universal access to water and urge them to adopt sound habits for managing this precious resource for future generations. In addition, ONE DROP United States is involved in fundraising—a crucial activity if it is to realize its dream of water for all, today and tomorrow.

ONE DROP TEASER VIDEO

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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 »