March 21, 2021
In 2010, Fran was taking part in the FINA 10k Open Water
Series. Fran had won the second to last race in Mexico. The
following weekend in October of 2010, Fran and the rest of the
field competed in the series headed to Fujairah, United Arab
Emirates on the east side of the country. The race took place in
the Gulf of Oman. Tragically he would not finish the race.
Fran’s body was found by divers, underwater by the final
buoy, approximately 500 meters from the shore finish.
In memory of Fran, BAC continues to raise money in support of the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation.
We are asking for contributions of any size. Please make checks payable to BAC (or cash), mark the envelope FCEF (Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation, and place in the AQUAZONE mailbox at BAC. Collections will continue through the end of March.
This evening, at the BAC Jim Wood Memorial Winter Invitational, we will honor Fran with our traditional swimming of the Fran Crippen Mile.