• AIDING THE ATHLETE

    The FCEF strives to make a difference in the lives of inspired athletes who share Fran’s zeal and class. We provide athletes with financial resources, empowering them to continue to work their dreams and reach their goals through the Work the Dream Grant.

    FIND OUT ABOUT THE WORK THE DREAM GRANT
  • FCEF MISSION

    Empower athletes who exemplify the principles Fran embodied as they elevate themselves in pursuit of their dreams.

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  • FRAN'S LEGACY

    Help the FCEF reach its three distinct goals of athlete protection, financial support for athletes, and humanitarian exhange.

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  • ATHLETE PROTECTION

    Fran was a fervent advocate of fair play for all athletes. His goal was to increase the supervision of open water races, the presence of trained medical professionals, and the education of support staff.

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  • TEAM FRAN

    Fran believed that no dream was too small or big. It is our goal to support all athletes – no matter their ambition. Team Fran helps athletes Work the Dream while also raising money for the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation.

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FRAN’S LEGACY Continues

Fran believed that sport has the power to transcend barriers, both those between people and those within oneself. No dream was too big for Fran, and he believed that there was no barrier that could not be overcome. That legacy continues with members of Team Fran all over the world.

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Featured News

  • SunApr 13

    Meyer and Twichell win Crippen Cup 10k Titles

    Alex Meyer and Ashley Twichell held off a tough field of world class competitors to win the Crippen Cup yesterday at Miromar Lakes! Congratulations to all the participants of the 2014 Open Water Festival and a special thank you to Gulf Coast Swim Team and the crew at Miromar Lakes for hosting such an amazing […]

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  • WedMar 26

    Crippen Cup at Open Water Festival Offers $10,000 in Prize Purse!

      A new addition to Gulf Coast Swim Team’s annual Open Water Swimming Festival is the 10-kilometer Crippen Cup Open Water Marathon, which will be contested April 12 with a minimum $10,000 prize purse on the line. The inaugural Crippen Cup is expected to include swimmers from Brazil, Sweden, Russia, Canada, Germany and the U.S. […]

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  • WedMar 26

    Open Water Festival at Miromar Lakes!

    The Gulf Coast Swim Team is hosting the 2014 Open Water Festival on April 12th & 13th! The FCEF is excited to be a part of this great event. Check out www.openwaterfestival.org for more information! Special thanks to GCST and Jolyn Swimwear & Clothing Co. for the continued support of the FCEF! Sign up for […]

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Upcoming Events

  • SunMay 04

    2014 Broad Street Run! Work the Dream with Team Fran

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