|Real Name/Full Name
|Melissa Jeanette Franklin Johnson
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Missy Franklin; Missy Franklin Johnson
|Pasadena, California, United States
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|10 May 1995
|28 years old
|In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
|In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
|Father – Dick Franklin
Mother – D.A. Franklin
|Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, Colorado
|University of California, Berkeley
|Hayes Johnson (m. 2019)
|Former Professional Swimmer
Missy Franklin Johnson is an exceptional and renowned former professional swimmer from America. She is a five-time Olympic gold medalist who is an incredible feat to achieve. Missy was formerly a part of the U.S. National Swim team and brought many laurels to the country. She is a holder of world records in the 200-meter backstroke and in 4 x 100-meter relay swim both in long-course and short-course distances.
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Biography and Early Life
Missy Franklin took birth on 10 May 1995 in Pasadena, California, United States. She was the only daughter of her parents, Dick and D.A. Franklin. Her mother was very protective of her daughter from her childhood and was very much concerned about her daughter’s water safety. The couple decided to train their daughter in swimming so that Missy would feel comfortable around water. Little did they know that their daughter would go on to earn fame and break world records in swimming.
At the tender age of five, Franklin got into swimming classes and started her swim lessons at Aurora, Colorado, where she got raised. Even though both of Franklin’s parents are from Canada, she went on to compete for the U.S. National swim team as she was born and raised in the United States. Franklin is a very tall girl having a height of 6’2’, and her feet are considered ‘gifted’ to her being of 13 inches size as they act as flippers as told by her father. Franklin started coaching under Todd Schmitz, who was from the Colorado Stars Club team since the age of 7.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Missy Franklin in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Missy Franklin’s age is 28 years old as of today’s date 4th March 2024 having been born on 10 May 1995. Though, she is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Green and hair color is Blonde.
Missy Franklin was raised in Aurora, Colorado, and completed her graduation from Regis Jesuit High School in 2013. Missy was good at swimming from an early age as she earned fame in the sport and paved her way on the road to the 2012 Olympics. For the sake of competing at the university level, she refused to accept prize money and brand endorsements and took herself in Amateur status.
She completed her University education at the University Of California, Berkeley, being welcomed with an athletic scholarship. She later transferred from the University of California to the University of Georgia. At the University of California, she started training and swimming under coach Teri McKeever and became part of their team California Golden Bears women swimming team in the 2013 – 2014 Academic year.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
Missy Franklin is the only child of her parents. She dated and got engaged with Hayes Johnson on 22 September 2018. Hayes was a swimmer at the University of Texas and Missy, and he started dating before getting engaged. Both of them decided and got married on 14 September 2019.
Is Missy Franklin Lesbian?
Missy Franklin is not lesbian; she is straight by sexual orientation. Her marriage with Hayes Johnson in 2019 is the fact to prove this.
Missy Franklin possessed a unique talent for swimming and started competing at an early age of 7. Missy was already a holder of many records until she completed her graduation from High School. In the year 2011, she performed exceptionally well at the World Aquatics Championships held in Shanghai, winning a total of five medals, and continued her incredible run at the National Championships held in California.
Towards the end of the year, Missy registered her first world record at FINA Swimming World Cup, becoming the first female to break an individual record in the 200-meter backstroke. Her performances and successful trials led her way to the 2012 London Summer Olympics, which was a dream for Missy. She represented the U.S. National Swim team and went on to win a Gold medal and Bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.
Her professional career boasts her incredible performances and medals tally at 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, 2014 US National Championships, 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Russia, 2015 FINA World Cup, and 2016 Rio Olympics. She also won the Gold Medal for 4 x 200 m freestyle relay at the 2016 Rio Olympics. After having a challenging and remarkable professional career in swimming, she announced her retirement from swimming on December 19, 2018.
- FINA Aquatics World Magazine awarded Missy Franklin with Best female swimmer in 2011 and 2012.
- Franklin was named the World Swimmer of the Year and American Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine in 2012.
- Missy is a five-time Olympics Gold Medalist and won many medals at the World Aquatics Championships.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Missy Franklin in 2024
Missy Franklin has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2024. Her primary sources of income are from her awards, prizes, and salary being a professional swimmer. After her retirement in 2018, she might have her earnings for the organization ‘Saving Lives Is Always’ where she currently works.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Missy started swimming at an early age of five and started competing with people older than her since the age of 7 when she became a part of the Colorado Stars travel swim team.
- She got the world records in the 200-meter backstroke in 2011, a 4×100-meter medley relay also in 2011, and holds the national records in the 100-meter race of 58.33 seconds.
- At the 2012 Olympics, Missy Franklin became the first American female after forty years to win an Olympics event.
Missy Franklin was a naturally gifted swimmer who had an illustrious career. Even after her retirement in 2018, people remember her for her incredible records and medals at the international level. She is currently an ambassador for the USA National Swimming Foundation and is also an employee at Saving Lives is always an organization and a seasoned national campaign. Even though her parents are Canadian, she has dual citizenship of America and Canada.