Video of Missy Franklin's World Record

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As of 10:30 CST, still not noted on USA Swimming. Come on, 16 year old world record holder who swims HS, club, and turns down tens of thousands of dollars to swim college? This needs to be advertised, talked up and broadcasted to the entire 300,000+ membership!


Good point Coach Erik. $21,500 in 4 days! I hear that we would be surprised if we knew the total amount she has turned down between prize money and endorsement deals. You’re right. I hear she is swimming high school again this year. What a great kid!

John Sampson

What a phenominal girl!!! she must really be wanting to make a wave on the college scene for turning down 21,000 dollars in a weekend!!!

Would anyone know how much, if any, she was rested for the world cup meets? i would assume she wouldnt fully rest until winter nationals or maybe she wont even do that. But if she was on one of her “grand prix” rests then she obviously has a lot more in the tank for that race!!

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