Swimming World Throwback Thursday Video: Missy Franklin in Full Cal Apparel

PHOENIX, Arizona, October 3. WE at Swimming World enjoy every interview we do with Missy Frankin, whether it’s on deck after a race or via Skype for The Morning Swim Show. Today’s Throwback Thursday video relives one of our favorite moments with Franklin, just a couple of days after she made the verbal commitment to attend the University of California-Berkeley last year.

Like most high school seniors, Franklin couldn’t wait to wear her new college gear, and she showed up for this October 2012 interview with a Cal cap and sweatshirt, as well as a pair of very fashionable sunglasses.

Franklin and her freshman teammates at Cal will participate in their first home dual meet this weekend, a moment Franklin said in a press release is “going to be so exciting for me. It’s still hard for me to believe that I’m really here and that this is actually happening, and I think this meet will help push me into reality.”

We guess her father buying $500 worth of Golden Bear apparel last year wasn’t enough to make Franklin realize this was indeed her reality.