Its a HUGE loss for the swimming community and for the Germantown Academy (GA) swimming extended family for which I am a part of. I did not know Fran that well personally, but he was one of the age group swim coaches for my kids. They knew him and thought he was great. The saw him in the pool, on deck and in the locker room. My swimming friends, my kids coaches and fellow swimmers, and the Crippen Family are really suffering a huge loss. My heart breaks for all of them. My kids despite the circumstances, are doing just fine.
For the family:
For 2 of the coaches :
Read the article about Fran HERE
With all tragic accidents there should be some positive outcomes. I hope that they increase the safety as described by Maddy, Frans sister here on Good Morning America. I hope this never happens to anyone else.
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