Swim for MS Ambassador Wins Gold at London Olympics

Missy Franklin 2012Swim for MS Ambassador Missy Franklin Wins Gold at the London Olympics

Missy Franklin, MSAA’s Swim for MS Ambassador, won a total of five medals – four gold and one bronze – at the Games of the XXX Olympiad from London!

One of her many highlights in London included sweeping the women’s backstroke events, winning gold in both the 100-meter and 200-meter finals, setting a world record in the latter. Her first medal was a bronze, which came in her first event as part of the 4x100m freestyle relay. In her last race of the meet, Missy earned another world record as a part of the 4x100m medley relay team that won gold!

With summer quickly coming to an end, what better way to enjoy one last day at the pool than by getting the word out about YOUR Swim for MS Pool Party!

If you haven’t already done so, please make sure to post pictures or videos to MSAA’s Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube pages to help collect pledges from friends and family for your chosen activity.

Please check to be sure your Swim for MS Pool Party page is ready for action before the summer is over – visit msaapoolparty.org!


Pick a Date,

Join the Party,

100 Days to Make A Difference!

Please call or go online to learn more and register your own Swim for MS Pool Party:


(800) 532-7667 ext. 157


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