Now Competing Against Denver-Area High School Girls: A Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

Missy "The Missile" Franklin dominated women's swimming for the US this past summer in London, winning five medals—four of them gold—and just recently announced her intent to attend Cal-Berkeley and swim there competitively for two years before preparing for Rio in 2016.

So how is Franklin planning on spending the remainder of her senior year of high school eligibility? Demolishing pretty much every high school girl in the greater Denver metro area that has the unfortunate honor of swimming against her between now and graduation.

More from the Denver Post:


It's confirmed: Missy Franklin, four-time Olympic gold medalist, will swim for her Regis Jesuit High School team this winter.

According to Raiders athletic director John Koslosky, Franklin, who also won a bronze medal this past summer in London, won't be there Wednesday, when Colorado's second scholastic season opens, but she will participate in an abbreviated schedule.

"She's doing this because of her team, her school and the other girls who swim in high school," Koslosky said. "And she wants to. They all want her there."

Olympian Missy Franklin decides to swim for Regis Jesuit High School [Denver Post]