Video: Missy Franklin Inspired By Bootsma’s Big Swim

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Congrats to Missy. I’m sure she’s the only swimmer in the world who can break the world record in the 100 back. Because of NBC I haven’t watched her race and I don’t know how were here underwaters. But she’s so good between the two walls. I still hope she doesn’t swim the 200 free to focus on the 100 back. It would be a pity to kill chances of a gold medal in the 100 back at the next olympic games. I hope she will take the right decision after the trials.

Jean Michel

Missy is the real deal here !!! Hope she swims well the 200 free and shows what she has in the tank !

I totally agree!

I am even predicting Missy to win 200 free in London, beating Muffat and Schmitt

Don’t you worry about Missy.

I predict she can still swim 58.7-58.8 even after the 200 free 20 mins beforehand.

I believe Missy is also the only swimmer in the world who can break Pellegrini’s WR, if she focuses only on 100-200 free. That’s how good she is.

I agree with you most of the time but here not about the schedule of Missy Franklin. I’m not a swimmer but I think when you swim 1.56 in the 200 free 20 minutes before the 100 back your legs are killed. I know she’s giant but it’s a big disadvantage over her opponents. Not specifically in these trials but I talk about the olympic games. How can you beat Emily Seebohm or Anastasia Zueva who will be fresh if you have this big disadvantage? I say that just because the gold medal would for her in the 100 back and because Camille Muffat from my country is unbeatable in the 200 free. For me it’s a bad choice but… Read more »

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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