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(Fran Crippen exits the water after winning the gold medal in the men's swimming marathon 10km final during the XV Pan American Games on July 14, 2007 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.  Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Coach Of Philadelphia Swimmer Who Died Criticizes International Body’s Follow-Up

It’s been nearly six months since Fran Crippen, a champion swimmer from Conshohocken, died during an open-water meet in Dubai.

04/13/2011

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Local Swimmer To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame Posthumously

The highest honor in swimming is going to a local Olympic hopeful who was killed in competition this fall. Francis Crippen of Conshohocken will be posthumously inducted into a sport’s hall of fame.

11/19/2010

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Swimmer Crippen Remembered For His Olympic Dream

Fran Crippen was remembered as a swimmer whose “passion and dream” was to represent the United States in the Olympics.

10/30/2010

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Investigation Into Swimmer’s Death Underway, Family Preps For Funeral

As the family of champion swimmer Fran Crippen prepares for his funeral this Saturday in Conshohocken, swimming’s international governing body is beginning a formal investigation into his death.

10/28/2010

(Dr. Greenspon, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Cardiologist)

Local Doc Talks About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest is normally associated with middle-aged or older individuals but younger people can experience it as well without warning and sometimes with devastating results.

10/27/2010

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Local Swimmer’s Death Raises Questions

The swimming world continues to mourn the death of local athlete Fran Crippen who died in an open water swim in the United Arab Emirates over the weekend. His death is raising many questions.

10/25/2010

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USA Swimmer, Fran Crippen, Dies During Race In United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates swimming officials are citing “overexertion” as the cause of U.S. national team swimmer Fran Crippen’s death and deny reports that the American had a heart attack during a race in the country.

10/24/2010

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