Fran Crippen drowned


FINA’s Open Water Swimming Technical Committee is to work with the International Triathlon Union and the International Olympic Sports Medicine Committee to fine tune the detail of recommendation made by two inquiries into the death of American swimming Fran Crippen in a 10 K marathon race in Fujairah, UAE last October. Read more here on

One really sad conclusion of the inquiries is that the autopsy report confirmed that Fran Crippen drowned, rather than die of a heart attack or something. In my personally opinion the smoking gun proving that something was seriously wrong with the security at this FINA World Cup race, and that there are people, lifeguards, officials to blame.

About Author

Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: