Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

FINA’s Report on Death of Francis Crippen During Fujairah Swimming Race

Following the tragic death of Francis Crippen on 23 October 2010 while competing in a 10km marathon swimming race in Fujairah, FINA commissioned a report which has recently been received and made public.

FINA appointed a Task Force to assemble all relevant information on the death of the open water swimmer, to produce a report and:

“To propose useful, effective and firm recommendations in order to improve the safety in the sport of Open Water Swimming to avoid future harm to its athletes.”

The extensive report includes information on the establishment of the Task Force, an examination of the FINA Rules, information about the Fujairah venue, the climate on the day of the event, safety measures, a summary of Crippen’s medical history and coroner’s statements, and conclusions and recommendations to be considered by FINA.


Here is the link to the eight part FINA Task Force Report.


Recommendations Flow from Death of Francis Crippen in Fujairah, FIF, 26 October 2010.

Tears, Tributes and Talk of Francis Crippen in Fujairah, UAE, FIF, 25 October 2010.

Geoff Pound

This article is also posted in the Fujairah in Focus—Facebook Page.

Image: A photo of medal-winning Open Water swimmer, Fran Crippen.

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