Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation

It's been just over a week since an outstanding young man was taken from his family, friends, and the swimming community.

Funeral services for Fran Crippen were held yesterday in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Read more here.

An hour before Fran Crippen's funeral was set to start at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Conshohocken on Saturday, the receiving line stretched 2 1/2 blocks. The church, which holds 750 people, was already full, and people were standing along the sides and back.

It was a testament to the charisma of a young athlete who, speakers said, touched people with both his competitive spirit and his infectious friendliness.

It is the family's wish that you remember Francis Crippen by becoming part of the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation.

Visit the following links to learn more about Fran and the foundation:

Fran Crippen: World Class Open Water Swimmer (Official Site)

Elevation Athletics

Fran Crippen Elevation Project (Go Swim/Glenn Mills)

Go Swim Open Water w/Fran Crippen DVD (Swimming World)

Note: Swimming World is donating 100% of profits from sales of the DVD to the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation. Read more here.

Quote of the Day

Those who dream by day are cognizant
of many things which escape those
who dream only by night.

Edgar Allan Poe

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Quote of the Day

Nothing seems so tragic to one who is old
as the death of one who is young and this
alone proves that life is a good thing.

Zoƫ Akins

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Nightmare in UAE

That's the only way to describe it. What a nightmare!

The unthinkable has happened at a World Cup 10k in the United Arab Emirates.

Team USA open water superstar Fran Crippen died during a race - a race swum in very warm water.

Swimming World has been updating the story all day. Read their latest post here.

Quote of the Day

To make the individual uncomfortable,
that is my task.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Friday, October 22, 2010

Quote of the Day

...since it is not known where my center is,
it won't be easy to find out where or
when I have thus far been "eccentric".

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Quote of the Day

Man has an invincible inclination to allow himself
to be deceived and is, as it were, enchanted with
happiness when the rhapsodist tells him epic
fables as if they were true, or when the actor in
the theater acts more royally than any real king.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quote of the Day

The liar is a person who uses the valid
designations, the words, in order to make
something which is unreal appear to be real.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quote of the Day

But thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust
all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Monday, October 18, 2010

Quote of the Day

You have your way. I have my way.
As for the right way, the correct way,
and the only way, it does not exist.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quote of the Day

The most perfidious way of harming
a cause consists of defending it
deliberately with faulty arguments.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Quote of the Day

The fascination of shooting as a sport
depends almost wholly on whether you
are at the right or wrong end of the gun.

Sir Pelham Grenville "Plum" Wodehouse

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Quote of the Day

In the end, we will remember not the words of
our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Quote of the Day

Indecision may or may not be my problem.

James William "Jimmy" Buffett

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Quote of the Day

You've got to know your limitations. I don't know
what your limitations are. I found out what mine
were when I was twelve. I found out that there
weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way.

J.R. "Johnny" Cash

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Quote of the Day

There are two kinds of people in the world,
those who believe there are two kinds of
people in the world and those who don't.

Robert Charles Benchley

Monday, October 04, 2010

Quote of the Day

Politics is the art of postponing decisions
until they are no longer relevant.

Henri Queuille

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Swim with the sharks?

You probably do - without even thinking about it.

Leon caught this 5'7" bull shark on casted bait from the beach down at Padre Island National Seashore during Sharkathon 2010.

Quote of the Day

No one really listens to anyone else, and
if you try it for a while you'll see why.

Mignon McLaughlin

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Quote of the Day

It is not good enough for things to be
planned - they still have to be done.
For the intention to become a reality,
energy has to be launched into operation.

Walter Crawford "Walt" Kelly, Jr.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Quote of the Day

Your goals, minus your
doubts, equal your reality.

Ralph S. Marston, Jr.