In Colorado, she holds the record winning times in the 50- and 100-meter butterfly for two age groups.
"When we moved to West Virginia, she broke the same records," Sally Wright said. "It's really exciting that she could be a state champ in both states."
Franklin, of Colorado, who will compete in the Olympic swimming events in London later this month, devoted lots of time to young swimmers in Colorado, according to Sally Wright.
Franklin's autograph hangs on the bag tag Wright keeps her swimming gear in.
"We'll be rooting for her [at the Olympics]," Cat Wright said.
At age 5, Wright started swimming competitively following in the footsteps of her siblings.
"It got boring just watching," she said.
With more hard work, Wright hopes that, when she's 16, she'll be ready to try out for and make the U.S. Olympic team.
"That's just four years away," she said, smiling.
Reach Kate White at kate.wh...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1723.