USA-Swimming, which has launched its own investigation into the death of open water star Fran Crippen two weeks ago independent of FINA’s task force, has made an open appeal to the swimming community. In a press release today, USA-Swimming is interested in hearing from anybody who has who has “any information, recommendations and suggestions relevant to USA Swimming’s independent investigation of swimmer Fran Crippen’s death at the FINA Open Water World Cup race in the United Arab Emirates.”
USA-Swimming seems to be unconvinced that FINA can conduct its own accurate and independent investigation. Their call for information resembles that of Fran’s sister Maddy, who has vowed to talk to everyone at the race or with any other information until she finds out what happened, and more importantly how to prevent it from happening again.
Anyone with information can send an email to [email protected].