Six months after swimming in front of a worldwide TV audience and winning four Olympic gold medals to become the golden girl of the London Olympics, Missy Franklin found herself Tuesday swimming against Highlands Ranch High School.
In Regis Jesuit High's bubble. Attendance: however many people fill four rows of bleachers.
Franklin returned to her prep roots, dropping down from her status as the fastest female 200 backstroker who ever lived to Regis Jesuit High's fifth dual meet. She didn't suppress a single yawn.
Actually, it was just the opposite.