Well all of them actually – I have to say these swimmers are truly a fun bunch. But today we hear from the effervescent Eva Fabian on the eve of the 5K championships in Barcelona. Fran Crippen IS special to many in this discipline of swimming, but he was truly a mentor and inspiration for Eva – they were on several teams together.
Racing starts tomorrow in Barcelona with the men’s and women’s 5K’s and team USA is ready to rock!! The team will head to the race course tomorrow morning to cheer on Haley, Becca, Andrew, and Sean as they represent the USA and kick butt. After a fantastic training camp, we are relaxed and ready to begin an exciting week of competition. During our team meeting tonight, our head coach, Catherine, led a minute of silence in honor of our teammate Fran Crippen, and everything he did for this team and the sport of open water. He will be in our hearts and minds as we race this week, and represent the USA to the best of our abilities. As Fran would say, the 5K event is “half the distance, and double the fun!!” We wish the 5K swimmers the best of luck and GO USA!!