It’s been nearly six months since Fran Crippen, a champion swimmer from Conshohocken, died during an open-water meet in Dubai.
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.
Fran Crippen was remembered as a swimmer whose “passion and dream” was to represent the United States in the Olympics.
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.
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.
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.
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.