Entering the U.S. Olympic Trials last month, some were worried about how the weight of the Olympics might affect someone as young as Franklin.
However, the Colorado native quickly cast any doubts aside by qualifying for four individual events and three other relay races.
Seven races for a 17-year-old you ask?!
About that, Franklin isn't exactly your normal 17-year-old.
Sure, she may still go to prom like the rest of us, but her performance at Trials showed the special talent that this teen possesses.
There's reasons why she is being called the next Michael Phelps, not exactly something you hear everyday.
Let's put it this way, at 17, I was worried about what I was doing Friday night and getting that cute girl I drove to school with to go on a date with me.
It meant the world to me, but I didn't have millions watching, and I wasn't being compared to the soon-to-be most decorated Olympian ever.
The pressure would be too much for most to handle but not for swimming's next big thing.