• AIDING THE ATHLETE

    The FCEF strives to make a difference in the lives of inspired athletes who share Fran’s zeal and class. We provide athletes with financial resources, empowering them to continue to work their dreams and reach their goals through the Work the Dream Grant.

    FIND OUT ABOUT THE WORK THE DREAM GRANT
  • FCEF MISSION

    Empower athletes who exemplify the principles Fran embodied as they elevate themselves in pursuit of their dreams.

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  • FRAN'S LEGACY

    Help the FCEF reach its three distinct goals of athlete protection, financial support for athletes, and humanitarian exhange.

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  • ATHLETE PROTECTION

    Fran was a fervent advocate of fair play for all athletes. His goal was to increase the supervision of open water races, the presence of trained medical professionals, and the education of support staff.

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  • 20K In Twenty Days!

    In support of Fran's Dream to Pay it Forward, we have established an endowment at Germantown Academy in order to provide a scholarship for a rising senior. Help us raise 20K in Twenty Days to fund that endowment!

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FRAN’S LEGACY Continues

Fran believed that sport has the power to transcend barriers, both those between people and those within oneself. No dream was too big for Fran, and he believed that there was no barrier that could not be overcome. That legacy continues with members of Team Fran all over the world.

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Featured News

  • SatJun 17

    Crippen Clinics in July!

    On July 10 and July 17, the FCEF with the support of LaSalle University is putting on two Crippen Clinics to pay it forward to the age group swimmers of Middle Atlantic Swimming and the Philadelphia-area summer club leagues.    

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  • WedApr 06

    Go BIG on Broad Street 2016

    We’re back for the 2016 Broad Street Run. We will be cruising down 10 miles of Phantastic Philly streets to raise money for FCEF and WorkTheDream! This year our goal is $1,500 per mile, for a total of 15K If you were accepted into the Broad Street Run, sign up for Team Fran by starting […]

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  • MonApr 13

    Go BIG on Broad Street 2015

    Some call Philadelphia a gritty city. Some say it’s a tough town. We call it the greatest place on earth, home. That’s why we are back for the 2015 Broad Street Run. We will be cruising down 10 miles of Phantastic Philly streets to raise money for FCEF and WorkTheDream! This year our goal is […]

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Upcoming Events

  • MonJul 10

    Crippen Clinic #1: 7-12 Year-Old Swimmer

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  • MonJul 17

    Crippen Clinic #2: 13-18 Year-Olds

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