Archive for October 2011

  • WedOct 26

    Team Fran Completes Tough Mudder

     Team Fran completes Tough Mudder VA On October 23rd in Team Fran participated in Tough Mudder VA, a 12 mile obstacle course run that advertises itself as “Probably the toughest event on the planet.”  As all of Fran’s teammates can attest, he always led practice with the toughest sets, and had the toughest training regimes. […]

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  • SatOct 22

    The New York Times Writes About Alex Meyer Working the Dream!!

    You can read the article here: From Walden Pond to the Olympics, Swimmer Thrives in Open Water Fran greets Alex after his 1st 25K Victory in the 2010 World Open Water Championships. In a multiple page feature today, the New York Times writes about US Olympian Alex Meyer training for the 2012 Olympic Games. Alex […]

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  • MonOct 10

    Ashley Twichell – 2011 Work the Dream Grant Awardee

    Ashley Twichell, a Duke University graduate, is an elite swimmer currently competing on the US National Team. During her career at Duke University, Ashley Twichell was a two-time ACC Champion and a three-time NCAA All-American in the 1650 freestyle. Following graduation, Twitchell moved to California to train with Coach Bill Rose and the prestigious Misson […]

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  • MonOct 10

    Matt McLean – Work the Dream Grant Awardee

    Matt McLean, a native of Sterling, VA, had an outstanding collegiate career at the University of Virginia, and within the last year has proven to be one of the most talented middle distance swimmers on the international stage. During his time as a Cavalier, Matt was named the 2008 Freshman of the Year, 2008, 2009, […]

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  • MonOct 10

    2011-2012 Work the Dream Grant Awardees

    The Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 1st Annual Work The Dream Grant!  The Work the Dream Grant was established to provide financial aid to elite swimming athletes who share Fran’s passion and dedication to sport.  The 2011-2012 male recipient is Matt McLean, and the female recipient is Ashley […]

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