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Missy Franklin Visits SafeSplash + SwimLabs Louisville (Springhurst)


Posted on May 16, 2019 4:37:51 PM by Streamline Brands in SafeSplash, in water safety, in National Water Safety Awareness Month, in Missy Franklin, in SwimLabs, in SwimWithMissy, in bubbles to butterfly


 

5-time Olympic gold medalist, Missy Franklin, visits SafeSplash + SwimLabs Louisville (Springhurst) in Kentucky. She spent the day highlighting the importance of swimming lessons for Water Safety Month, interacting with students, and showing them some tips. The day was also Missy's birthday, so everyone sang happy birthday and ate cake with  her as well. It was a special day for everyone involved. 


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Defining Success


Posted on Aug 17, 2018 5:26:24 PM by Laura Dravenstott in success, in Missy Franklin, in Swimming Community, in competitive swimming, in U.S. Swimming National Championships


“It’s one thing to inspire all these little girls by winning a bunch of medals. That’s easy. But it’s another thing entirely to be an inspiration when things aren’t exactly going your way.” - Missy Franklin, Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion

 

  • Few people describe winning a bunch of medals, especially gold medals, as Missy did at the 2012 London Olympics, as “easy.” It’s difficult to win a race at any meet, let alone in the most competitive swim meet in the world. Despite the difficulty and the rarity of winning or setting a record, the swimming world and American culture as a whole glorify winning, setting records, making PR’s, sustaining dominance. A definition of success based on fast times and victories can be seductive but also dangerous to a swimmer’s well-being, as Isabelle Robuck explains in “Defining Success Beyond Fast Times and Medals Just Might Save Your Swimming Career (and Life) .


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