Melissa Jeanette Franklin, also known as Missy Franklin, was a former female swimmer who represented the United States in international competitions. Missy Franklin is now the USA Swimming Foundation’s Brand Ambassador.
|First and last name:||Missy Franklin|
|Date of birth:||May 10, 1995|
|Height:||6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)|
|wedding date:||September 14, 2019|
|To finish||John Martens|
|Net value||$3 million|
|Nationality||American and Canadian|
|Education||The University of California at Berkley|
|Children||(A daughter) Sarah Caitlin Johnson|
Missy Franklin Biography
Missy Franklin was born on May 10, 1995 in Pasadena, California, but her family later moved to Centennial, Colorado. When she was five years old, she started taking swimming lessons to feel more comfortable in the water. Taurus is her astrological sign. She is 27 years old and has dual citizenship in the United States and Canada.
When she was seven years old, she joined the Colorado Stars travel swim team and discovered her passion for swimming. She competed in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials at age 13 but failed to make the team.
Missy Franklin Education
She attended Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado, for her education. She enrolled in 2012 with an athletic scholarship to the University of California, Berkley. In the 2013/14 academic year, she began training with the California Golden Bears.
Missy Franklin Height, weight
Missy Franklin stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 75 kilograms. Her body measurements are about 32-26-30. She has beautiful green eyes and blond hair.
As for her profession, Missy Franklin started swimming at a young age at home and abroad. She won her first international medal at the 2010 FINA Short Course World Championships in Dubai. Missy won four NCAA titles in college.
Missy won three NCAA swimming and diving titles in 2015. 2011 World Swimming Championships in Shanghai: 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze. She broke her own national record in the 200-meter backstroke at 2:05:10.
Franklin finished fourth in the 200-meter individual medley and 12th in the 50-meter freestyle at the 2011 National Championships. At the 2011 FINA Swimming World Cup, she broke Shiho Sakai’s record in the 200-meter backstroke of 2:00.13. At Duel in the Pool 2011, she set another world record in 3:45.56.
She qualified for seven Olympic events. Missy won the 200m and 100m backstroke at the 2012 Olympics. She placed second in the 200 and 100 meter freestyle.
2012 London Olympics: 17-year-old. Franklin won bronze in the 4100m freestyle relay on Day 1. She first won gold in the 100m backstroke.
She also won the 4200 freestyle relay. The 200-meter backstroke was her second gold. She won her last gold medal for the US in the 4100-meter medley relay
Franklin competed at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona after winning the US 100, 200 and backstroke titles. Missy also won six gold medals in a single World Cup event. She won once gold, twice silver and bronze at Pan Pacific in 2014.
Missy won two bronzes, two golds and one silver at the 2015 World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia. She won two bronzes and two silvers at the 2015 FINA World Cup. Missy won the 2016 Olympic 4200m freestyle relay.
Missy Franklin’s net worth
As of 2022, Missy’s net worth is estimated at $3 million. She earned a good living from her swimming career. She now lives a lavish lifestyle and serves as a brand ambassador for the USA Swimming Foundation.
Missy Franklin’s Husband, Marriage
Missy Franklin is the only child of Dick and DA Franklin. Dick Franklin, her father, was a football player who had to resign due to an injury. As a result, he received his MBA from Dalhousie University, where he met his future wife, DA Franklin. They lived in Ontario, Canada, until her father was transferred to the United States.
Missy Franklin was involved with fellow swimmer John Martens. They eventually broke up. She was rumored to have been dating Daniel Butler in 2013. Hayes Johnson is now her happily married husband.
They got engaged on September 14, 2018 and married on September 14, 2019. Sarah Caitlin Johnson is their beautiful daughter. Missy left her professional career in December 2018.