Happy birthday, Fran.
Posts Tagged: Fran Crippen
On October 30, swimmers and friends-of-swimming around the world visited lakes, oceans, bays, rivers, and man-made pools, and offered a tribute to a great swimmer and (by all accounts) remarkable human being, who passed too soon. Images from all corners of the globe are collected in these two Facebook albums. The second one is viewable… Read more »
UPDATE: Daily News of OWS remembers Fran Crippen: , ,  In the span of only about 24 hours, the open water swimming community has been reminded twice – in the most tragic way possible - that our sport may have more in common with mountain climbing than it does with pool swimming. Open water swimming can… Read more »
This past week in Roberval, QC Canada, the best open-water swimmers in the world converged on Lac St-Jean for the FINA World Championships. The contested distances: 5K, 10K, and 25K. Team USA made an impressive showing: Eva Fabian (5K) and Alex Meyer (25K) took gold in dramatic fashion, and Fran Crippen took bronze in the… Read more »
This was posted a few days ago on the Daily News of O.W.S. – it’s the finish of the Men’s 10K U.S. National Championship last weekend in Long Beach. This is why these guys train so hard – to be at this level, you need not only endurance but also speed. After 9,500m at a… Read more »