• SunSep 17

    2017/2018 Work the Dream Grant Application Open

    It is that time of year again- the FCEF Work the Dream grant is open for applications! We have been fortunate to have great FCEF ambassadors with our most recent being Eva Fabian. We are thrilled to be able to pay it forward another year through the continued support and donations to the FCEF. This year, […]

  • TueJul 11

    Crippen Clinics-Giving Back to Swimming

    On July 10, we hosted our first Crippen Clinic! With the help of La Salle University and head swimming coach, Jamie Platt, we were able to pay it forward in a way that directly gives back to the young swimmers in the area. Olympians Maddy Crippen and Alex Meyer, as well as current and former […]

  • SatJun 17

    Crippen Clinics in July!

    On July 10 and July 17, the FCEF with the support of LaSalle University is putting on two Crippen Clinics to pay it forward to the age group swimmers of Middle Atlantic Swimming and the Philadelphia-area summer club leagues.    

  • WedApr 06

    Go BIG on Broad Street 2016

    We’re back for the 2016 Broad Street Run. We will be cruising down 10 miles of Phantastic Philly streets to raise money for FCEF and WorkTheDream! This year our goal is $1,500 per mile, for a total of 15K If you were accepted into the Broad Street Run, sign up for Team Fran by starting […]

  • MonApr 13

    Go BIG on Broad Street 2015

    Some call Philadelphia a gritty city. Some say it’s a tough town. We call it the greatest place on earth, home. That’s why we are back for the 2015 Broad Street Run. We will be cruising down 10 miles of Phantastic Philly streets to raise money for FCEF and WorkTheDream! This year our goal is […]

  • TueNov 04

    20K in Twenty Days!

    In the spirit of Fran’s goal to #PayItForward, FCEF has started a grassroots initiative to extend our financial support to the grassroots level and are working with Fran’s alma mater, Germantown Academy, to establish an annual scholarship for a Germantown Academy student-athlete who has shown commitment to academics, the GA swim program, the GA community, and has […]

  • WedOct 22

    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 […]

  • TueOct 21

    ‘Work the Dream’ Grant Success

    While this time of year brings reflection on the loss of Fran, it is also a time of hope for the FCEF. From September – November, we engage in the process of picking the recipient of the Work the Dream Grant. This was established in 2011 with the goal of offering financial support to one […]

  • MonOct 20

    Focus on safety in wake of ‘UAE Bid’

    Earlier this month, Bonnie Ford of ESPN reported on the UAE’s proposal to host an elite 10-kilometer open water race in 2015 . On Thursday, October 23rd, we will remember the fourth anniversary of the death of Fran Crippen during an elite 10-kilometer open water race in the same country that wants it back – the UAE. […]

  • 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 […]