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Remembering Fran

As we approach the anniversary of Fran’s death, the Crippen Family and the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation are focused on celebrating Fran’s life. Since 2011, we have honored Fran’s spirit through our Work the Dream Grant, providing aspiring elite swimmers with financial resources to achieve their Olympic dreams. These grant awardees have turned out to be amazing people as well as outstanding swimmers, and we are proud to see Fran’s legacy live through these ambassadors. We’d like to thank everyone who has made this support possible. Thank you!

One Response to “Remembering Fran”

  1. October 28, 2014 at 11:48 pm, John Leet said:

    As a masters swimmer of age 69, I am very interested in the state of research concerning the negative effects of warm water on swimmers’ health. I personally find that an hour interval workout in water of 83degrees F leaves me exhausted and ill for two days. The following day I notice a decrease in coordination (playing pickleball) and some confusion. A workout in water of 80 degrees has no such effect. I feel best when the water is 78 degrees. I believe there may be many people affected by working out in water that is too warm. It is difficult to find a pool of 80 degrees.
    Do you know of research on this topic? Or has your foundation tried to create such research?
    Thanks for your help.


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