Missy Franklin - Olympic swimmer, she is one of my inspirations!! She is Canadian but swims for the USA.. but she is so talented and is only like 19

Missy Franklin 4 Gold Medals Women's Swimming London 2012 Olympic Photo Plaque

Missy Franklin - Olympic swimmer she is my swimming idol Squires Squires Brown Franklin

Competitors dive during the Women's 100m Backstroke final during the British Gas Swimming Championships, the British swimming team trials for the London 2012 Olympic Games, at the Aquatics Center in London. (AFP/Getty Images/Ben Stansall)

Competitors dive during the Women's Backstroke final during the British Gas Swimming Championships, the British swimming team trials for the London 2012 Olympic Games, at the Aquatics Center in L

"God is always there for me. I talk with Him before, during and after practice and competitions. I pray to Him for guidance. I thank Him for this talent He has given me and promise to be a positive role model for young athletes in all sports." -- Missy Franklin

Five Things to Know About Gold Medalist Missy Franklin

"God is always there for me. I talk with Him before, during and after practice and competitions. I pray to Him for guidance. I thank Him for this talent He has given me and promise to be a positive role model for young athletes in all sports." -- Missy Franklin

Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is a retired[6] American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (18, double the second highest record holders), Olympic gold medals in individual events (11), and Olympic medals in individual events for a male (13).

American Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Is Hooked On Words With Friends

Michael Phelps American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals double that of the next highest record holders).

August 1, 2012: London Summer Olympic Photos of the Day Rebecca Soni sets WR August 2, 2012: comes back and breaks it again! 2:19:59 and takes the GOLD!!

London Olympics: Rebecca Soni sets world mark in her 'baby' - 200M breaststroke

August London Summer Olympic Photos of the Day Rebecca Soni sets WR August comes back and breaks it again! and takes the GOLD!

ONE FOR THE BOOKS  Missy Franklin continued her delightful Olympic debut by swimming the 200-meter backstroke in 2 minutes, 4.06 seconds—a world record, that's all.

One for the Books from Big Moments From the 2012 Olympics

ONE FOR THE BOOKS Missy Franklin continued her delightful Olympic debut by swimming the backstroke in 2 minutes, seconds—a world record. Such a huge role model.

Sir Francis ("Frank") Joseph Edmund Beaurepaire (13 May 1891 – 29 May 1956) was an Australian distance freestyle swimmer from the 1900s to the 1920s, who won three silver and three bronze medals, from the 1908 Summer Olympics in London to the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, setting 15 world records.  Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968), Hawaiian, is generally regarded as the person who popularized the modern sport of surfing. He was a tri...

Sir Francis ("Frank") Joseph Edmund Beaurepaire (13 May 1891 – 29 May 1956) was an Australian distance freestyle swimmer from the 1900s to the 1920s, who won three silver and three bronze medals, from the 1908 Summer Olympics in London to the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, setting 15 world records. Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968), Hawaiian, is generally regarded as the person who popularized the modern sport of surfing. He was a tri...

This Interview With Chad Le Clos's Dad Is As Sweet As Olympic Moments Get. He is so proud of his gold medal-winning son, he seems like he's about to explode live on the BBC.

This Interview With Chad Le Clos's Dad Is As Sweet As Olympic Moments Get

Iconic moment: Bert le Clos is interviewed on British TV after his son, South African swimmer Chad Le Clos, beat Michael Phelps for the gold in the butterfly.

Anthony Ervin ...Multiple Medal Winning Olympic Swimmer (Swimming in the Men’s 50m Freestyle event at the 2012 London Summer...Chris got to coached by him for a day :)

Anthony Ervin (African American, Jewish, Native American) [American] Known as: Multiple Medal Winning Olympic Swimmer (Swimming in the Men’s Freestyle event at the 2012 London Summer.

Missy Franklin of the United States  turns in a women's 200-meter backstroke swimming heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press) / AL

Missy Franklin of the United States turns in a women's backstroke swimming heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Thursday, Aug. Phillip / Associated Press) / AL

Swimmers start their heat in the men's 100-meter backstroke at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012 (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza) (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)

PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics Photos Of The Day

Swimmers start their heat in the men's backstroke at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 2012 (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza) (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)

“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few.”  ~ Shunryu Suzuki

If you weren't a swimmer, you wouldn't be. you because Maru is a swimmer at heart. Keep swimming, sis :)

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