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    Missy & her parents + misc photos of smiley Missy :)

    Guiding a Champion: Q & A With Missy Franklin’s Parents, D.A. and Richard


    Missy Franklin 2 August 2014
    Mommy and I made carrot cake for our pre-Nationals pot luck tonight☺️ and it's totally healthy because there's carrots���� #gobears #almostgotime #soexcited


    Missy Franklin 28 July 2014
    Cuddle days with my Daddy������ #nothingbetter


    Missy Franklin 15 June 2014
    Happy Father's Day to the most amazing man I've ever known. I love you more than you could ever imagine and my biggest dream in life is to be just like you❤️ Thank you for being the best role model in the world #daddyslittlegirlforever


    Missy Franklin 11 August 2014
    Happy Birthday to the absolute greatest man in the world. No one can ever make me laugh like you. You and mom are my everything��


    Missy Franklin 11 May 2014
    Honestly don't know what I would do without her. Some people are blessed with a best friend and a mom, mine just happen to be the same thing❤️ I love you always. Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful mom and all the other mom's out there!��


    Missy Franklin 27 April 2014
    My best friends through it all��


    Missy Franklin 9 October 2014
    #TBT to when I could hold him in my little hands�� #rockingthatbutterflyshirt #littlebrother #missmypuppy


    Missy Franklin 19 October 2014
    Just because fall and pumpkins make me so happy�������� #peekaboopumpkin


    As (Very) Fast Friends, Two Young Americans Balance at Sport’s Peak

    Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky Adjust to Life as Swimming's Royalty

    By KAREN CROUSE, The New York Times AUG. 16, 2014


    The New Sports Role Model

    By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent 9/24/2014

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    Is she just the best person in the world?

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    "Touch the Wall" film co-starring Missy premieres Nov 15, 2014

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    Is she just the best person in the world?


    Colorado's Missy Franklin, Kara Lynn Joyce "Touch the Wall" in film
    By Joanne Ostrow, Denver Post Television Critic
    Posted: 10/02/2014 03:43:14 PM MDT

    "Touch the Wall," a feature-length documentary film about Colorado's Olympic swim champions Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce, will have its world premiere Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at Denver's Buell Theatre as part of the Starz Denver Film Festival.

    Filmmakers Grant Berbeito and Christo Brock will be present along with the film subjects, Gold-medalist Franklin and Silver-medalist Joyce, for a red carpet presentation and an on-stage Q&A.

    The documentary chronicles the journey of the two women swimmers to the 2012 London Olympics.

    "This is a true Colorado story, as identifiable as the Rockies, the altitude or the ruggedness of its people. I think it's had a lot to do with who Missy and Kara are as athletes and women - and what kind of champions they've become," director-producer Brock said in a release.

    "Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce are not only Colorado heroes, but an inspiration across the globe. A focus of our festival is to celebrate the achievements of women and it is a true honor to share this motivational story with our audience," said festival director Britta Erickson. "We couldn't be prouder to premiere "Touch the Wall" and host both Missy and Kara Lynn in their home state."


    Sports Illustrated: Touch The Wall clip shows two swimmers' journey to the Olympics


    Touch The Wall Puts Out New Trailer As Release Date Approaches


    Preview: New Missy Franklin Documentary

    By Daliah Singer
    October 23 2014, 1:30 PM

    Five hundred and ninety-three days before the Olympic Trials for the 2012 London Olympics. That's when we meet then 14-year-old Missy Franklin in Touch the Wall, a documentary premiering next month at the 2014 Starz Denver Film Festival (November 12–23). We watch Missy try to keep her eyes open as she arrives at the pool for a 5 a.m. practice. We see her in the gym doing dry land training. We listen to her talk about why she swims. In essence: the work that led up to her five medals and two world records in London (and a state championship with her high school team).

    But this 101-minute documentary is not just a sports film—the rarely seen female sports documentary at that–and it's more than simply a profile of an up-and-coming athlete. Rather, it's a study of the life of an athlete, contrasting a young(er) Franklin, who is just entering the media parade, and Kara Lynn Joyce, a four-time Olympic silver medalist who is discovering that trying to make an Olympic team at age 26 is much different than it was at 18.

    Joyce moved to Colorado to train with Franklin and her coach Todd Schmitz. Says Franklin: "Kara had a huge influence on me. She really brought my level of training up. Everything changed with her." But as Missy's star rises with each race, Joyce finds herself struggling to find the joy in swimming she once had. Out of the pool, we watch the two navigate more personal events like prom (Franklin) and a new relationship (Joyce). It's a fascinating watch, one that is amplified by stunning shots and the real-life bond directors Grant Barbeito and Christo Brock made with both athletes. The audience, too, gets to make that connection as they spend almost two years—including what Franklin calls her "awkward years"— with the swimmers.

    Inspiring. Enlightening. An insider's perspective. Touch the Wall has all the things fans of sports documentaries want. It also presents precisely what Franklin hoped it would: "I think people have a very good idea that, yeah, it takes a lot of work and sacrifice to make it to your goals and achieve your dreams, but this will really give an idea of exactly what every athlete at that level and every athlete aspiring to that level does every single day. And for people to see me as me: who I am, who I've been, and who I've grown into. I'm fighting for my dreams and my goals just like everyone else. I'm the most normal and average 19-year-old sophomore in college that you can come across." Well, maybe not that normal.

    Details: Touch the Wall premieres Saturday, November 15, at 2 p.m. at the Buell Theatre. The 2014 Starz Denver Film Festival red carpet event will feature an appearance by Franklin and Joyce for a Q&A following the screening. Tickets are $15 and are expected to sell out.


    Missy Franklin 24 Oct
    An emotional night watching @touchthewall with Kara! Thank you Grant and Christo for showing our journeys in such a true but sensitive way ❤️


    Touch the Wall Movie CLIP - "I'm Not Famous" (2014) - Missy Franklin Swimming Documentary HD

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    Missy: #3 on espnW's Impact 10 list


    Impact 10: No. 3 Missy Franklin
    By Jane McManus | Oct 15, 2014

    Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin lands at No. 3 on espnW's Impact 10 list -- the female athletes who made the biggest impact in 2013.



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    Missy being filmed in class for "60 Minutes"?


    Aleya Advani 21 Oct

    My sister has a class with Missy Franklin �� �� ��



    kayla_bo_bayla5 21 Oct

    “@SummerBertolet: Missy Franklin is in my Drugs and the Brain class and 60 Minutes is here filming her... No big deal” jealous


    Quincy Nov 4

    I JUST SAW MISSY FRANKLIN �� #justberkeleythings

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    Benedict Cumberbatch on getting stiff talking to Missy - Graham Norton Show :)


    [Emily] 24 Oct
    I just completely lost it while watching The Graham Norton Show. Benedict started talking about @FranklinMissy and she's my swimming idol. x

    Caroline (✿◡.◡) 24 Oct
    #BenedictCumberbatch and his cumberbotched compliment to Missy Franklin on Graham Norton

    Priyant Pratap 24 Oct
    @FranklinMissy Benedict Cumberbatch talks about you at around the 21 minute mark

    BBC America 29 Oct
    Benedict Cumberbatch Gets "Stiff" Talking to Missy Franklin - The Graham Norton Show on BBC America


    Missy Franklin 30 Oct
    Because really... Who wants to be normal?! #embracetheweird #embraceyourdifferences @bystanderrevolution

    VIDEO => https://igcdn-videos-d-13-a.akamaihd...83964341_n.mp4

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post

    Very deserved award for Missy Franklin and her former coach Schmitz:


    December 23, 2013| Craig Lord
    SwimVortex Awards: Top Hat To Missy Franklin, Todd Schmitz

    Outstanding achievement: Missy Franklin and coach Todd Schmitz (new coach Teri McKeever in the background in Barcelona) - images by Patrick B. Kraemer and Craig Lord

    Our girls are awesome

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    Last 10 Olympic Gold in 100 Back W (Missy & Natalie)


    USA Swimming Stats 30 Oct

    The last 10 Olympic Gold medal swims in the women's 100m Bk. All amazing performances and many more to come.


    Steele Wisdom: Teamanship by Missy Franklin’s former club the Colorado Stars

    Many teams request a Teamanship talk when doing camps for junior high and high school swimmers. During the presentation the team is given 10 minutes to give the TRAITS – VALUES and SKILLS they are developing and experiencing by being a team member. The following list was generated by Coach Todd Schmitz’ team, the Colorado STARS , visited twice while Missy Franklin was in high school and this is what they created in 10 minutes. Some may be a stretch; however, it’s theirs. What can your team create?

    Those highlighted in red are really important to me as a coach. Those in blue are the most important “influencing” words in the very successful careers of collegiate swimmers that competed in the 1970’s.


    Play Like A Girl - 7 Nov
    Our #WCW is Missy Franklin, the only American women to win four swimming gold medals at a single Olympics along with a bronze medal as well! Missy Frank is Play Like A Girl personified �� �� #SugarSpice #Mentoring #SSMP

    OUR MISSION: To inspire girls everywhere to live a happier, healthier and more active lifestyle by promoting physical activity as a path to lifelong health and success.

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    "Touch the Wall" film co-starring Missy premieres Nov 15, 2014 ... more


    Making a splash at the movies

    Centennial’s own Olympian Missy Franklin is the star of Touch the Wall, a new documentary that premieres Nov. 15 at the Starz Denver Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Touch the Wall

    Gov. John Hickenlooper and Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon join Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce
    on stage for a welcome home celebration at Centennial Center Park after the 2012 Olympics in London.

    Swimmers Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce display an underwater camera during a shoot for Touch the Wall, a documentary centered largely on the friendship between Joyce, a veteran Olympian, and Franklin, a rising star.


    Touch the Wall (2014)
    Documentary Family Sport

    Swimming superstar Missy Franklin was destined for greatness at an early age, but it wasn't until the arrival of Veteran Kara Lynn Joyce that those sky-high expectations began to take shape.

    Directing: Grant Barbeito Christo Brock
    Writing: Christo Brock
    Missy Franklin Kara Lynn Joyce Michael Phelps


    Missy Franklin - 13 Nov
    Can you see the resemblance?! Hehe can't believe we're only two days away from the Touch the Wall premiere. I am so blessed to have been apart of something so special! Thank you so much to everyone who made this documentary possible! ��

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    First it was Justin Bieber, next it was Luke Bryan, and now it's Taylor Swift...


    Taylor Swift ‏@taylorswiftfnf - Nov 12
    So blown away by @FranklinMissy! I was so happy to see you win, girl

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    Touch the Wall Premieres - Denver & NYC


    Touch The Wall - "Learning To Swim"

    Published on Nov 13, 2014

    Missy's parents D.A. and Dick Franklin on Missy Franklin's formative years as a swimmer.

    Touch The Wall is in theaters November 28.
    Host or Attend a screening at:

    Video Clip from the film:


    New film goes inside swimmer Missy Franklin’s journey to Olympic glory
    Nov 13, 2014


    Touch the Wall Premiere Photos - DENVER (Nov 15, 2014)

    Kara Lynn Williamson (Joyce) - 13 Nov
    #tbt getting matching ink with my lil sis ��! Only ✌️ more days until #TouchtheWall

    touchthewall - 13 Nov, 9:07 pm
    Jeepers ... This place is big. Prepping for 5600 eyes (and 2800 noses) sat nite in Denver #touchthewall

    touchthewall - 15 Nov, 12:02 pm
    Lines already at the Buell #touchthewall

    Cheryl Preheim - 15 Nov, 12:31 pm
    Crowd already gathering for @FranklinMissy @touchthewall movie World Premiere! #9news

    Cheryl Preheim - 15 Nov, 12:56 pm
    Backstage w/ @FranklinMissy at @touchthewall World Premiere. She says movie made her cry. #HappyTears #9news

    Cheryl Preheim - 15 Nov, 1:02 pm
    Finishing touches before @FranklinMissy & @karalynnjoyce walk the red carpet for @touchthewall Premiere #9news

    Cheryl Preheim - 15 Nov, 1:49 pm
    Gorgeous ladies inside & out. @franklinmissy @karalynnjoyce @touchthewall premiere #9news

    Cheryl Preheim - 15 Nov, 1:57 pm
    1st sold out film at Denver Festival. 1/2 the house young swimmers! @touchthewall @FranklinMissy #9news

    touchthewall - 15 Nov, 2:01 pm
    Wow that's what sold out looks like! Awesome times #touchthewall

    Cheryl Preheim - 15 Nov, 4:40 pm
    Such a pleasure to be w/ @FranklinMissy @karalynnjoyce for Q&A after @touchthewall premiere! #9news

    Cheryl Preheim - 15 Nov, 5:00 pm
    Feeling inspired after an afternoon w/ these ladies & their families. @FranklinMissy @karalynnjoyce @touchthewall

    Kara Lynn Williamson (Joyce) - 16 Nov @ Buell Theatre
    Touch The Wall. Thank you Grant, Christo & Missy for letting me be a part of something so special. Also, a big thank you to everyone who braved the cold and came out to support us at the premiere yesterday. Now on to NYC for round 2!


    Missy Franklin touched by "Touch the Wall" film
    Movie took chance with 14-year-old swimmer
    By John Meyer
    The Denver Post

    Missy Franklin, back left, next to fellow Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce, joins children Saturday who helped film a promotion for the Starz Denver Film Festival. (Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post)


    Colorado Olympian Missy Franklin at world premiere of documentary
    By Lisa Kennedy
    Denver Post Film Critic

    Swimming sensation Missy Franklin stops for an interview on the red carpet Saturday. (Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post)



    Touch the Wall Premiere Photos - NYC (Nov 23, 2014)

    Caitlin Leverenz - 23 Nov
    On our way to #TouchtheWall tonight @r_bootsma15 and I stopped to enjoy Times Square for a brief moment

    Not SwimmingWorld - 24 Nov, 10:38 am ET
    When you just get your braces off and want everyone to know @FranklinMissy

    USA Swimming - 23 Nov, 7:14 pm ET
    @karalynnjoyce & @FranklinMissy at the @touchthewall screening in #NYC

    Erin Quinn - 23 Nov, 7:25 pm ET
    @FranklinMissy "still gets emotional" watching #TouchTheWall Wearing Nicole Miller & size12 Nine West! @SwimmingWorld

    Erin Quinn - 23 Nov, 7:31 pm ET
    The Royal #SwimFamily! @dfrank4252 @FranklinMissy Too cute! @touchthewall @SwimmingWorld @USASwimming

    Erin Quinn - 23 Nov, 7:35 pm ET
    Olympians flood the Red Carpet for #touchthewall premiere in NYC @SwimmingWorld @USASwimming @FranklinMissy

    left to right: Rebecca Soni, Kara Lynn , Missy, Jessica Hardy

    USA Swimming - 23 Nov @ Sunshine Cinema
    Great evening at tonight's Touch the Wall screening with @missyfranklin88, @karalynnjoyce & a host of National Teamers!

    Caitlin Leverenz - 23 Nov @ NYC
    I love these ladies.

    Rachel Bootsma - 23 Nov
    Incredible night in New York City watching Touch The Wall documentary. Thank you @missyfranklin88 for inspiring me daily and letting me be a little part of your journey! You deserve it all! �� ��

    Missy Franklin : Ohmygoodness Bootsie you're gonna make me cry!! Love this and you so much!
    Caitlin Leverenz : I keep trying to like this over and over
    Sara Isakovic : Go Bears ❤️ ❤️ �� ��



    Touch the Wall NYC Premiere (Interviews)

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    U.S. National Team stats - Missy + "Touch The Wall" Director interview


    USA Swimming Stats - 16 Nov, 7:24 am
    U.S. NT stats star of the day, @FranklinMissy the premier of #touchthewall is an awesome movie with @karalynnjoyce.


    Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin Attends Docu-Film Premiere, Insists She's Not Famous

    Missy Franklin is all smiles while attending the premiere of her new documentary Touch The Wall held at Sunshine Landmark on Sunday (November 23) in New York City.

    The 19-year-old Olympian was joined by her co-star and fellow swimmer Kara Lynn Joyce.

    When asked what it’s like to be famous, Missy told the Denver Post, “I am not famous. No, I am not. I have gotten media attention. There is no fame involved.”

    As for the movie, she said, “A lot of people get freaked out when they see themselves on TV or in home videos. To have literally an hour-and-a-half-long movie of me growing up, I mean, it’s truly incredible.”


    Christo Brock on The Morning Swim Show

    Published on Nov 24, 2014

    Christo Brock, Director & Producer of the documentary "Touch The Wall" discusses his movie with MSS Host Jeff Commings

    PHOENIX – Christo Brock, director and producer of the Missy Franklin / Kara Lynn Joyce documentary “Touch The Wall” joins The Morning Swim Show to discuss the process of making the film, what it’s like to spend four years working on a project and the lessons he learned being immersed in the swimming community.

    Christo also talks about the importance of “finding your story” and how luck played a roll in the outcome of the movie. Even though Christo has seen the film hundreds of times, he describes how he became extremely emotional at the end of the film’s public premiere. He also discusses the un-orthodox distribution of the movie by “taking it to the swimmers” and using digital theater on-demand.

    Born and raised close to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Christo has been a sports fan his whole life. Christo studied film and theater at Dartmouth College and then went on to graduate work in film production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

    Christo was Associate Producer on Mark Harris’ Academy Award winning documentary “The Long Way Home”. As director Christo has been nominated for a James Beard award for the Food Network show Into the Fire: Trio.

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    Missy in NYC (NBC Today show & 2014 Golden Goggles)


    Ken Montgomery - 24 Nov, 11:57 am
    I LOVE @FranklinMissy - but a RED sweater on the @TODAYshow this morning? Please tell us @Cal fans you lost a bet!!! #GOBEARS

    "Missy Franklin got to make a Today Show appearance with Stanford commit in Katie Ledecky. There is no official word that Missy had lost a bet to Katie due to the Big Game, but Franklin had to sport a red sweater on national TV."

    USA Swimming - 24 Nov, 7:57 am ET
    TV Alert: @FranklinMissy, @katieledecky & @RyanLochte will be on @TODAYshow around 8:30 a.m. ET. Tune in!

    USA Swimming - 24 Nov @ Today Show Rockefeller Plaza
    Awesome time on the @todayshow set with @missyfranklin88, @ryanlochte & @kledecky #GoldenGoggles

    Scott Leightman - 24 Nov, 8:54 am ET
    It's #selfietime on the @todayshow plaza with @ryanlochte @katieledecky @franklinmissy

    Missy Franklin - 24 Nov
    Don't worry guys... Katie and I went in the appropriate designated lane for our swimming speed this morning �� Watch out for @kledecky, @ryanlochte, and myself on the Today show today at 8:30 ET!


    Scott Leightman - 25 Nov
    Missy Franklin on the red carpet. She's truly adorable

    Cheryl Preheim - 25 Nov
    Happy for you Missy! “@JennieSThompson: @CherylPreheim LOOK who just won a Golden Goggle!! @FranklinMissy ”


    Top Olympic swimmers gather for Golden Goggle Awards

    Olympic swimmers Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky, and Ryan Lochte join TODAY to talk about heading to the Golden Goggles Awards ceremony, which honors the top performers in swimming.

    VIDEO =>


    2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggles Award Show: Relay of the Year (Women's 4x200 Free)

    The women's 4x200m free relay from the Pan Pacific Championships is honored 2014 Golden Goggle Awards in New York:

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    ‘Touch the Wall’ reviews


    Jeremy’s Review: ‘Touch the Wall’ Is an Awe-Inspiring Profile of Swimmers Kara Lynn Joyce and Missy Franklin Run at the 2012 Olympics + Interview with Kara Lynn Joyce & Directors Grant Barbeito and Christo Brock

    Posted on November 27, 2014 by Jeremy Harmon


    CCDenver Volunteer - 27 Nov
    Thanks to @FranklinMissy and her father, Dick Franklin, for serving Thanksgiving meals at Samaritan House! @CBSDenver

    Denver Charities, Volunteers Pitch In For Less Fortunate On Thanksgiving

    DENVER (CBS4) - Volunteers dished out Thanksgiving meals for needy folks at the Catholic Charities Samaritan House on Thursday.

    Now in its 13th year, the program assists homeless adults and children with food, clothing and shelter.

    Employees from Westin and Sheraton hotels in downtown Denver helped out, and Olympic gold-medal swimmer Missy Franklin was also on hand.


    Swimming is the Same Anywhere: Touch The Wall Review

    29 November 2014, 08:23am By Erin Quinn


    5 Reasons Why You Will Cry Watching the Film Touch The Wall

    November 30th, 2014 By Gold Medal Mel Stewart


    Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce Touch Hearts in Touch The Wall Doc


    Loren Landow - 28 Nov
    When @FranklinMissy takes a dare to show up for workouts in a onesie you know she will follow thru #womanofherword


    Celina Li - 11 Dec, 8:41 pm PST
    Jwoo after seeing Touch the Wall (an amazing documentary): I'm waking up at 4:30 tomorrow for optional morning practice and doing dry land"

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    Missy featured on Laureus Foundation USA promo video


    Laureus Foundation USA 2014

    (Missy makes an appearance at about the 1:53 mark)

    Published on Dec 2, 2014
    What a year for Laureus Foundation USA!

    140,000 kids lives have been changed for the better through our groundbreaking Sport for Development initiatives and teachings.

    From launching the Laureus Model City initiative in New Orleans and Mercedes Benz USA's $1.5 Million contribution to the project over the next tree years, to the fact we are now helping children in over 30 cities across the United States, means that our work is paying off.

    Check out what our Ambassadors have to say about the great work we are all doing. Felix Sanchez, Mike Jankowski, Missy Franklyn, Michael Johnson, Tony Hawk and Chris Paul shed some light on what it means to them to be part of the Laureus Family.

    With your support we can reach more children and make a difference. #SportforGood


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