Mark Warkentin

In Memory of Fran Crippen

Former open water elite Mark Warkentin remembers his complicated relationship with Fran, and how it evolved during, and then after, his own swimming career.


Open Water Swimming Nationals Down Day not Down at all

Swimmers took to the course to get ready for tomorrows 5K national championship race at Lake Castaic, California. Photo: Mike Lewis,

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Open Water Olympian Mark Warkentin – bright Futures at Santa Barbara Swim Club

Interview with Santa Barbara Swim Club Head Coach Mark Warkentin. Photo credit: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography

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Gunning for Olympic Qualifying Spots at Open Water Nationals

Emily Brunemann is among the favorites in a wide-open 10k at Nationals in Florida. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


USA Swimming Announces Open Water Swimmers for World Championships, Rest of 2011-2012 National Team Roster

(Pictured above: Eva Fabian on the left, Alex Meyer and Sean Ryan on the right.) USA Swimming has published their…

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Germans Dominate, USC's Anderson Scores at Cancun Open Water Stop

Two races down, and no reported complications for the new-rules in Open Water Swimming, as the second race of the…

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In Briefs: Germany's Lurz Wins, on Fran Crippen's Birthday, in Opening Race of 2011 Open Water World Cup

In the first race of the 2011 FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup took place in Santos, Brazil today, with…

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