MSAA Ambassador Missy Franklin Makes US Olympic Swim Team
Posted Jul 03 2012 5:44pm
Cool news from the MS Association of America (MSAA), headquartered in New Jersey.
Missy Franklin Makes USA Olympic Swim Team! Missy Franklin, MSAA's Swim for MS Ambassador, is now an official member of the 2012 USA Olympic Swim Team and will be competing in seven events - the most ever for a US female swimmer - in the London 2012 Olympic Games! During the USA Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska this past week, Missy competed in four events, including:
100m and 200m backstroke
100m and 200m freestyle
Missy's time of 2:06.12 in the 200m backstroke was the fastest timein the world this year! Over the next four weeks Missy will be practicing with the US Olympic Swim Team in preparation for the Games of the XXX Olympiad from London, which begin on July 27 with the Opening Ceremony and conclude with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, August 12. MSAA will be posting all of the dates and times of Missy's races when they become available. As a great way to show patriotism, cheer on Missy, and help support MSAA, we are encouraging volunteers to host a Swim for MS Pool Party leading up to or during the Olympics. Be sure to take pictures or videos and post them to MSAA's Facebook , Twitter , or YouTube pages!
The Swim for MS Pool Party is an offshoot of MSAA's popular Swim for MS program. The Pool Party is a one-day event volunteers host in their own backyard or community pool. To begin to plan their Swim for MS Pool Party, volunteers first select a date, then select an activity - such as cannonballs, swimming laps, or even a game of Marco Polo - and collect pledges from friends and family for the activity chosen.