Posts Tagged ‘Work the Dream’

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • MonJul 23

    Last Stop Before We Cross the Pond

    Hey Guys! Team USA is making our way from Vichy, France to London but I wanted to share some experiences from our time at the domestic training camp in Knoxville, TN. You see, there are two stops on our way to London. The first was in Knoxville, at the University of Tennessee. This camp was […]

  • MonJun 11

    Inspired by Swimming

    GAAC Swimmer Mark Andress tells us how swimming inspires him! Watch this great video of Mark Andress, a young swimmer from Germantown Academy Aquatic Club, who talks about what it means to him to swim. He made this video as a entry into the Contest to attend the 2012 Olympic Trials in Omaha. It’s […]

  • SatMay 05


    TEAM FRAN T-Shirts will be on sale – $10 for Members of Team Fran, $20 for non Members. All proceeds go directly to the FCEF. You’ll have several opportunities to pick them up – Saturday, May 5th from 6 PM – 9 PM at Chestnut 7 Supporters can make donations, get their BRING IT ON […]

  • FriApr 27


    2011-2012 Women’s Work the Dream Awardee Ashley Twichell took a commanding lead with one lap left in the Women’s 10K Open Water National Championships and NEVER looked back! She won the race against an impressive field of America’s most talented open water swimmers and is on her way to Portugal for the final Olympic qualifying […]

  • ThuApr 26

    Emily Brunemann Talks with FCEF

    Emily Brunemann Q/A with FCEF Fran’s long time training partner and fellow Open Water Allstar Emily Brunemann took a few minutes to talk with FCEF at the TYR Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions. She gave us some great insight as to what it was like training with Fran and her plans during the lead […]

  • SunApr 22

    Ashley Twichell Q/A with FCEF

    Ashley Twichell Q/A with FCEF 2011-2012 Women’s Work the Dream Awardee Ashley Twichell spent some time with FCEF at the 2012 TYR Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo, CA. Ashley has a big week next week as she is a strong contender to win the US Open Water Nationals in Fort Myers, […]