She was the most decorated female swimmer at the London Olympics. But now, 18-year-old Missy Franklin just wants to fit in with her teammates as she begins her freshman year at Cal.
U.S. Olympic women's swim coach Teri McKeever has created a juggernaut at Cal with unusual training methods and emotional connections with her swimmers.
Despite battling Stage 2 cancer, Amanda Mercer will join five teammates in a quest to become the fastest women's relay team to swim the English Channel and to raise money for ALS.
A bevy of fast females bear the hopes of U.S. swimming leading up to London 2012. espnW has the scoop on these young stars.