Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 for more information! Special thanks to GCST and Jolyn Swimwear & Clothing Co. for the continued support of the FCEF! Sign up for […]

  • SatFeb 22

    A Day in the Life of Alex Meyer – #WorkTheDream

    Vasa and SwimSwam put on a great piece about what a day in the life of Alex Meyer is like.  As you know Alex is one of our favorites and a great friend of Fran’s.  He is still training with Harvard, working his dream to 2016. Alex,  thanks for including us in your video and […]