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  1. Scheduled open water race in UAE sparks questions, objections fro...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    International swimming officials have added a 10-kilometer open water race in the United Arab Emirates to the 2015 calendar over strenuous objections from the United States, putting the event back in the hands of the national federation cited for inadequate safety practices in the 2010 drowning death of Fran Crippen.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2015
  2. New UAE open water race bid draws criticism in wake of Fran Cripp...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    FINA is considering a bid by the United Arab Emirates to host an elite 10K open water race in 2015, just five years after Fran Crippen drowned there during a race conducted with inadequate safety precautions. The move is drawing intense criticism from the swimming community.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2014
  3. On anniversary of Crippen's death, safety questions remain

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Fran Crippen drowned two years ago today in a 10-kilometer open water race in the United Arab Emirates, and it's still a searingly sad day for his multitude of friends both inside and outside the swimming community. Dozens of them posted their th...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  4. Family of drowned swimmer Fran Crippen weighs legal action

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Attorneys for the parents of elite open-water swimmer Fran Crippen, who drowned two years ago during a race in the United Arab Emirates, are weighing legal action against the sport's international and national governing bodies.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  5. Open water safety issues re-surface

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Open water safety issues that emerged in the aftermath of Fran Crippen's drowning death almost two years ago are still on the front burner for top U.S. swimmers, and many were angry when they were informed last week they would have to foot at least p...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  6. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Crippen family's ties to swimming will co...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    This is the fifth straight time the Crippen family has made their way to the swimming trials. It may almost certainly be the last. But that doesn't mean their ties to the sport will go away -- they have a few powerful reasons to stay involved.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  7. One year after Fran Crippen's death, fight for change continues

    Bonnie D. Ford

    One year after Fran Crippen's death, his family and friends, and those within the sport of open-water swimming, are still striving for change.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2011
  8. Fran Crippen tribute puts words into action

    Bonnie D. Ford

    After months of sadness and a concerted, sometimes contentious effort to bring sorely needed safety reforms to elite open-water swimming, the friends, family and former teammates of the late Fran Crippen gathered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this past w...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  9. FINA's report is better late than never

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Swimming's world governing body deservedly took a pummeling Wednesday when veteran international sports executive Dick Pound, who chaired a USA Swimming-convened investigation into the death of open water star Fran Crippen, called out FINA for refusi...

    Blog | April 15, 2011
  10. FINA's lack of cooperation in Fran Crippen investigation leaves m...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    While FINA has moved to better protect open-water swimmers with more stringent rules, the organization is still far from explaining itself when it comes to Fran Crippen's death.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  11. Family, friends, swimmers dont forget Fran Crippen, fight to mak...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    As those who loved and admired the late Fran Crippen await the conclusions of two official investigations into his death last October, it's clear they're not sitting still in their quest to make the sport of open water swimming safer. The commissi...

    Blog | March 13, 2011
  12. In wake of Fran Crippen's death, officials delay start of open wa...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Swimming officials have postponed the start of 10-kilometer open water World Cup competition until an internal investigation of American Fran Crippen's death is complete. The status of the event in the United Arab Emirates where he died is now in limbo.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2010
  13. Almost a month after Fran Crippen's death, there are emphatic cal...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    It has been almost a month since Fran Crippen drowned in an open water race in the United Arab Emirates, and evidence is mounting that change is desperately needed.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2010
  14. Ex-WADA chief Dick Pound to lead USA Swimming probe of Fran Cripp...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Former World Anti-Doping Agency chief Dick Pound has been appointed to lead a commission established by USA Swimming to investigate open-water swimmer Fran Crippen's death in a race last month.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2010
  15. Crippen to honor brother at NYC Marathon

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Former Olympic swimmer Maddy Crippen will run Sunday's New York City Marathon to honor her late brother Fran, the open-water swimmer who died tragically at a World Cup race in the United Arab Emirates on Oct. 23.Maddy, 30, entered the race a few...

    Blog | November 06, 2010
  16. 2010 New York Marathon: Maddy Crippen to run in honor of her brot...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Former Olympic swimmer Maddy Crippen will run Sunday's New York City Marathon to honor her late brother Fran, the open-water swimmer who died tragically at a World Cup race in the United Arab Emirates on Oct. 23. Maddy, 30, entered the race a few mo...

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2010