Tag: Ayman Saad

Fran Crippen’s Legacy Must Continue

Fran Crippen’s Legacy Must Continue Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "They can't find Fran," said Shelley Taylor-Smith in a tone that immediately scared Steven Munatones who was in New York at the time of the telephone call. "What do you mean, they can't find Fran?" Munatones asked to the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee member

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Fran Crippen’s Legacy Continues

Fran Crippen’s Legacy Continues Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. October 23rd 2010 is a day never to forget in the open water swimming world. Fran Crippen (April 17th 1984 - October 23rd 2010) was a gentlemen. A hero. An inspiration. His legacy is not only as a world-class athlete, but as someone you would be proud to have as a son,

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The Race Goes On

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Complaints by Alex Meyer and other swimmers about the upcoming FINA 10K Marathon Swim held in the United Arab Emirates are getting media attention (see Yahoo article here). But the complaints and planned non-participation by the American elite swimmers apparently have little influence over the rest of the

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FINA Proposes Return Of World Cup To UAE

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While most FINA professional marathon swimming competitions (FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup or FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix) offer anywhere from US$10,000 to US$20,000 in prize money, the new proposed swim organized by FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup race director Ayman Saad is reporting

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