Filmmakers Christo Brock and Grant Barbeito had the good fortune to connect with Missy Franklin on a documentary project two years before she became an Olympic swimming sensation at the 2012 Summer Games in London.
They met Franklin when she was still a relatively anonymous Colorado high schooler. But they found a compelling narrative with Franklin being the next big thing and her relationship with U.S. teammate Kara Lynn Joyce, who is nearly 10 years older and served as mentor while trying to qualify for her third Olympics.
Touch The Wall follows their journey to London. A breakthrough for Franklin was her performance at the 2011 FINA World Championships in China.
Her dad, Dick Franklin, speaks about this at the :45 mark of this exclusive clip from the film, which was released Nov. 28: