A Swimming Superstar Finally Grows Up

March 20, 2015 5:48 PM

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A Swimming Superstar Finally Grows Up

After Saturday’s final relay at the NCAA swimming championships in Greensboro, N.C., Missy Franklin will undergo an extraordinary change.

Franklin—a swimming prodigy, winner of five Olympic medals (four gold) at age 17—will finally turn pro. She will take a break from college, where she is a sophomore at California, through the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. And she will earn her first dollar as an athlete.

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