Tag: Fran Crippen

Remembering Fran Crippen

Remembering Fran Crippen Courtesy of Matthew De George, Swimming World Magazine. The legacy of Fran Crippen, an International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee and the only swimmer to die during a FINA competition (of any discipline), lives on. At the University of Virginia vs. University of North Carolina dual meet, senior Ted Schubert set the pool

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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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