SafeSplash has been partnering with two-time Olympian, five-time gold medalist, Missy Franklin, along with local charitable partner, Safe Kids Greater Houston, to make swim lessons available to kids in the Houston community. Missy Franklin will be visiting SafeSplash-Houston (Katy Bella Terra) on Friday, June 2nd, as part of a fundraiser for the Ripples to Waves program. We're happy to announce this event to talk about the importance of learning to swim.
Is it a secret we here at SafeSplash love Missy Franklin? Oh of course not. I've caught my colleagues reading her book to the office fish inspiring them to be stronger swimmers. The swimming champion is certainly inspiration and motivation at SafeSplash HQ - equally taken aback by the greatness of her accomplishments and the humility with which she speaks of them. While you may have known her from her success in London and Rio, here are five facts about five-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin you may not know!
After a day of being thankful with friends and family we quickly shift gears and jump into the madness of Black Friday, and after a few days of recuperation we’re back at it with Cyber Monday deals. Whew…it’s exhausting. These days are often stressful and fueled by competition and the thrill of finding the best deal for the lowest price. It seems that family traditions of sitting around the table playing board games or telling stories has recently been replaced by after Thanksgiving holiday shopping. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good deal just as much as the next person but I also love the feeling of togetherness, quality time and giving back.
Practice makes perfect right? Or, even better; "perfect practice makes perfect."
Unlike many athletes of her caliber, Missy Franklin stays true to her humble roots. She is as dedicated to her family, faith and friends as she is to her sport – a true role model for not only children, but adults as well. We at SafeSplash consider working with children a true honor. We strive to give not only the gift of a life skill through teaching swim lessons, but to also surround our schools with people who are dedicated to doing good and those who will be someone to look up to.