Missy Franklin Behind The Blocks Animated Conversation In Photos

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.

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin and Cal Swimming coach Teri McKeever, moments before Franklin’s 500 free prelim , 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, laughing as she walks to the blocks, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/ the swim pictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

Missy Franklin, 2013 Winter Nationals (courtesy of Tim Binning/theswimpictures)

 Many thanks to Tim Binning (theswimpicture.com), swimmng photo artist, for capturing these images!

You can follow Missy Franklin on Twitter here. 

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Bossanova

She’s a social butterfly.

james

Unfairly influencing an official. ..

bobo gigi

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I love these pics.

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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