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At the age of seven, Franklin joined the Colorado Stars travel swim team.
It was not obvious to Franklin's parents that Missy possessed such a natural talent, until other members parents' brought it to her parents attention. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, but did not qualify to swim in any events at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Franklin's eleven gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships was a record in women's swimming before Katie Ledecky broke it in 2017. Franklin was born in Pasadena, California, the only child of Dick and D. She grew up in Centennial, Colorado and began taking swim classes there at the age of five, at the urging of her mother. A former All-Canadian football player for Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he played briefly for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League as an offensive lineman.
Franklin holds dual American and Canadian citizenship, and chose to compete for the U. She attended Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado and graduated in 2013. After an injury ended his football career, he returned to Halifax to pursue an MBA degree at Dalhousie University, where he met his future wife, a medical student.
In her first long course world championship meet at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, Franklin won a total of five medals, three gold, one silver, and one bronze.
In her first event, the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, Franklin won a silver medal with Natalie Coughlin, Jessica Hardy and Dana Vollmer in a time of .47.
Franklin's mother suggested that her daughter consider competing for Canada to ease the pressure of qualifying for the U. National Team due to the competitive depth of American swimmers.
Franklin, however, chose to represent the United States, citing her patriotism for her homeland.
Shortly after the 200-meter backstroke final, Franklin competed in the 4×100-meter medley relay with Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni, and Dana Vollmer and won gold with a time of .36, over three seconds ahead of second-place finisher China.
At the age of twelve, Franklin began competing against girls that were much older than she was. Her best result was 37th place in the 100-meter freestyle.
At the 2010 National Championships, Franklin competed in six individual events, and qualified to swim at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships by finishing second in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke.
After the 2015 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, in which Franklin won three individual NCAA titles, Franklin turned professional.
She intends to continue working towards a degree in psychology and a minor in education.
While working for 7-Up in Ontario, Dick was transferred to the United States.