It's been just over a week since an outstanding young man was taken from his family, friends, and the swimming community.
Funeral services for Fran Crippen were held yesterday in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Read more here.
An hour before Fran Crippen's funeral was set to start at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Conshohocken on Saturday, the receiving line stretched 2 1/2 blocks. The church, which holds 750 people, was already full, and people were standing along the sides and back.
It was a testament to the charisma of a young athlete who, speakers said, touched people with both his competitive spirit and his infectious friendliness.
It is the family's wish that you remember Francis Crippen by becoming part of the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation.
Visit the following links to learn more about Fran and the foundation:
Fran Crippen: World Class Open Water Swimmer (Official Site)
Fran Crippen Elevation Project (Go Swim/Glenn Mills)
Go Swim Open Water w/Fran Crippen DVD (Swimming World)
Note: Swimming World is donating 100% of profits from sales of the DVD to the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation. Read more here.