Posts Tagged ‘Fran Crippen’

  • 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.    

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • TueSep 24

    Team Fran Runs Halloween Half Marathon in Dana Point!

    Work up an appetite for Halloween candy and join Team Fran as we run to support our Olympic Hopefuls! Visit to register as a runner for Team Fran! Each year, Team Fran gets together around the country to celebrate and raise money to support athletes who are Working the Dream. This is our first […]

  • MonAug 05

    2013 Philadelphia Suburban Swim League Fran Crippen Memorial Award Winners!

    Is there a better way to cool off a HOT Philadelphia summer than swimming in the Suburban Swim League?  Each year the Suburban Swim League provides an avenue for developing swimmers to cool down and stay in shape at the same time.  Each year the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation participates in the league championships through […]

  • WedNov 28

    Ashley Twichell Talks Open Water Safety

    Ashley Twichell gives her opinion on FINA OWS Temperature Rules US National Champion and 2012 Work the Dream Recipient Ashley Twichell talks about her real life experiences in open water and how she has seen and felt the effects of warm temperatures on performance and safety. Thank you to The Daily News of Open Water […]

  • ThuAug 09

    Go Haley!

    As we write this post, Haley Anderson is churning through the waters of London! Good Luck Haley! Go USA!  

  • WedAug 08

    The Longest Swim

    “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” Henry David Thoreau   The countdown is on! Tomorrow, American Haley Anderson takes to the waters of the “Serpentine” in London’s West Hyde Park followed by Alex Meyer on Friday. As many have read or heard, Alex and […]

  • TueAug 07

    Maddy Crippen on 20 Question Tuesday

    Check out Maddy’s answers to USA Swimming’s 20 Question Tuesday. She talks about the super stars from London and the 2012 ambassadors of the “Work the Dream” grant – Ashley Twitchell and Matt McLean.