National Swim Team’s Fran Crippen Found Dead in the Water


Fran Crippen, a 26-year-old on the U.S. national swim team, fell unconscious while competing in the FINA Open Water ten-kilometer World Cup in Dubai yesterday and was found dead in the water two hours later. Swimmers in the competition had complained of warm water temperatures, which some said reached the high-80s. United Arab Emirates swimming officials cited “overexertion” as the cause of death, but preliminary medical tests indicate a heart attack is to blame. [ESPN, CNN, WP]