A gentlemen. A hero. An inspiration.
Fran Crippen leaves behind a legacy. Not only as a world-class athlete, but as someone you would be proud to have as a son, brother, teammate and friend.
He was always there for his very close-knit family. He was always lending an ear and hand to friends. He was always there for his teammates and he always had time for fans and younger swimmers.
Here are just some of the articles that describe episodes and events in the life of Fran Crippen, a young hero whose presence will be sorely missed:
Fran Crippen Wins USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships (see video below)
Fran Crippen Unselfishly Pulling Double-Duty
Fran Crippen talking about the beauty of open water swimming
Fran Crippen, USA Swimming Open Water Swimming of the Year
Fran Crippen Swimming Upstream Without A Paddle
Fran Crippen talks about Germantown Academy and Dick Shoulberg
Fran Crippen, A Tribute by Legendary Coach Dick Shoulberg
Fran Crippen Wins In Argentina
Fran Crippen: Selfless
Fran Crippen With GoSwim
GoSwim With Fran Crippen
New Look For Fran Crippen
Fran Crippen Videos:
- Watch Fran winning spectacularly at the USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships .
- Watch Fran giving a speech at the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Championships.