In Memory Of Swimmer Fran Crippen (1984-2010)

The late Fran Crippen

Today marks the third anniversary of Fran Crippen’s death (April 17, 1984 – October 23, 2010) in a FINA World Cup Marathon race off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. He was 26. Crippen, a six-time American champion, over 800 m freestyle, 5km and 10km, died in circumstances that prompted inquiry and change in open water swimming; The Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation, developed by Fran’s family and friends, is part of his legacy

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Today marks the third anniversary of Fran Crippen’s death (April 17, 1984 – October 23, 2010) in a FINA World Cup Marathon race off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. He was 26. Crippen, a six-time American champion, over 800 m freestyle, 5km and 10km, died in circumstances that prompted inquiry and change in open water swimming; The Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation, developed by Fran’s family and friends, is part of his legacy

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