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January 16, 2006 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Suburban Staff
First there was Maddy Crippen. Then along came younger brother Fran Crippen. You can now include Teresa Crippen in what has become a family franchise of nationally prominent swimmers. Teresa followed in her older siblings' footsteps when she represented the United States in a recent international swim meet. In keeping with the family tradition, the 15-year-old Germantown Academy sophomore excelled, winning gold medals in the girls' 400 intermediate medley and 200 backstroke at the Victorian Swimming Championships in Melbourne, Australia, earlier this month.
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August 14, 1995 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
U.S. swimmer Amy Van Dyken's best event is the 50-meter freestyle, and for a very good reason: Van Dyken has to breathe only once. Breathing isn't easy for Van Dyken, who has an asthma condition so severe it sends her to the hospital three or four times a year. It often limits her workout time and requires her to use an inhaler before each race. Among other things, she is allergic to chlorine. Yesterday, Van Dyken lowered her own American record in the 50-meter freestyle, turning in a time of 25.03 seconds that also broke the meet record for the Pan-Pacific championships.
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August 11, 1997 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Monica Seles survived a match point to win her 39th career title by beating Lindsay Davenport, 5-7, 7-5, 6-4, in the Acura Classic tennis tournament yesterday in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Seles, ranked third in the world, showed flashes of her old form, ripping searing ground strokes that produced 47 winners against the hometown favorite. Seles blew a golden opportunity in the opening set but showed her resolve in the second, fending off a match point at 4-5 with a winner. She won the set with a service break in the final game.
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August 18, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Former football star Maurice Clarett was bankrolled by an alleged member of an Israeli crime organization after leaving Ohio State, ESPN.com reported last night, and Clarett's attorney said yesterday that his client may have been in possession of firearms last week to protect himself against mob activity. In the late summer of 2004, ESPN said, Clarett traveled to Los Angeles and met Hai Waknine, 35, a convicted felon prosecutors believe is a member of an Israeli crime organization called the Jerusalem Group.
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September 13, 1987 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Wharton has lived in Warminster all his life, but his house looks like an advertisement for a worldwide travel agency. There is a bullfighting poster from Spain in one room, a stuffed koala bear from Australia in another and dozens of photos and mementos from California and Florida in another. "I keep those things because they remind me of the places I've been," Wharton said. "They help me to remember the good times. " For Wharton, these are the good times.
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October 26, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Funeral services have been set for Saturday, Oct. 30, for Francis E. Crippen, 26, of Conshohocken, a medalist in international swimming competitions from Rome to Rio who died Saturday, Oct. 23, off the coast of the United Arab Emirates during a 10-kilometer open-water swimming competition. A 9 a.m. visitation at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 219 Fayette St., Conshohocken, is to be followed by a 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass there, with burial in Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken. Mr. Crippen's mother, Patricia, said Monday that "Fran's friends are in the process of setting up a fund" in his honor.
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August 27, 1989 | By Tom Sheridan, Special to The Inquirer
When the phone rang early last Sunday at Alfred and Nancy Wharton's home in Warminster, it was not a typical wake-up call. "We were at home at 5:30 in the morning when we found out," said Nancy Wharton. In Japan, "they are about 13 hours ahead of us. Coach (Dick) Shoulberg called his wife and she called us to give us the news. " The news that merited the pre-dawn phone call was that their son, David Wharton, had set a world record in the 200-meter individual medley at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo.
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August 23, 1991 | By Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Berkoff, the backstroker who always knew how to make a grand re- entrance, has emerged from the obscurity of a Boston research lab to contend for another moment of Olympic glory. Berkoff competed yesterday in the 100-meter backstroke at the Pan-Pacific championships. He failed to qualify for the final, but his comeback - complete with a new style - appeared to be on a steady course. In 1988, Berkoff's disappearing acts were state-of-the-art backstroke starts. He kicked underwater for the first 35 meters of his 100-meter races, usually resurfacing with substantial leads and to gasps from the crowd.
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August 10, 2000 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After all the months of training and all the miles in the pool, Maddy Crippen can finally relax. The 20-year-old swimmer from Conshohockon has made the U.S. Olympic team. Crippen finished second last night in the 400-meter individual medley event at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. The Villanova student who swims for Team Foxcatcher will be heading to Sydney for that event, along with first-place finisher Kaitlin Sandeno of Lake Forest, Calif. There are few sporting events as tense as the swimming trials.
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March 21, 2007 | By JEFF APPELBLATT, appelbj@phillynews.com
What do children look forward to more than school ending, summer starting and having the opportunity to go swimming? The answer for most would be nothing. What if these children could boast a career in swimming? How many kids would wish for that? Brendan Hansen, of Havertown, succeeded in doing so. And he doesn't even need to wait until summer to swim. He will be in the pool Sunday in Melbourne, Australia, at the 12th FINA World Championships. "Going into this meet, this is a different time of year," Hansen said during a conference call before leaving for Australia.
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June 29, 2012 | By Vicki Michaelis, For The Inquirer
OMAHA, Neb. - The first dive into the water and the first strokes Teresa Crippen took while wrapping her head and her heart around the news in October 2010 that her brother Fran had died in an open-water swimming race were the hardest. Stepping up to the blocks at this week's swimming trials? Easier - but not, by any means, easy. "I don't think there's another athlete in this building who has suffered that loss through swimming," said Dick Shoulberg, who coached all four Crippen siblings at Germantown Academy.
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October 26, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Funeral services have been set for Saturday, Oct. 30, for Francis E. Crippen, 26, of Conshohocken, a medalist in international swimming competitions from Rome to Rio who died Saturday, Oct. 23, off the coast of the United Arab Emirates during a 10-kilometer open-water swimming competition. A 9 a.m. visitation at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 219 Fayette St., Conshohocken, is to be followed by a 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass there, with burial in Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken. Mr. Crippen's mother, Patricia, said Monday that "Fran's friends are in the process of setting up a fund" in his honor.
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March 21, 2007 | By JEFF APPELBLATT, appelbj@phillynews.com
What do children look forward to more than school ending, summer starting and having the opportunity to go swimming? The answer for most would be nothing. What if these children could boast a career in swimming? How many kids would wish for that? Brendan Hansen, of Havertown, succeeded in doing so. And he doesn't even need to wait until summer to swim. He will be in the pool Sunday in Melbourne, Australia, at the 12th FINA World Championships. "Going into this meet, this is a different time of year," Hansen said during a conference call before leaving for Australia.
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August 21, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Havertown's Brendan Hansen lowered his own world record in the 200-meter breaststroke for the second time in 2 weeks, beating Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima at the Pan Pacific Championships last night in Victoria, British Columbia. Hansen led all the way and touched in 2 minutes, 08.50 seconds - slicing 0.24 seconds off the mark he set Aug. 5 at the U.S. national championships in Irvine, Calif. He checked his time on the scoreboard, shouted "Yeaaah!" and punched the water with his fist, sending a spray into the air. Kitajima, of Japan, took the silver in 2:10.
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August 18, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Former football star Maurice Clarett was bankrolled by an alleged member of an Israeli crime organization after leaving Ohio State, ESPN.com reported last night, and Clarett's attorney said yesterday that his client may have been in possession of firearms last week to protect himself against mob activity. In the late summer of 2004, ESPN said, Clarett traveled to Los Angeles and met Hai Waknine, 35, a convicted felon prosecutors believe is a member of an Israeli crime organization called the Jerusalem Group.
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January 16, 2006 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Suburban Staff
First there was Maddy Crippen. Then along came younger brother Fran Crippen. You can now include Teresa Crippen in what has become a family franchise of nationally prominent swimmers. Teresa followed in her older siblings' footsteps when she represented the United States in a recent international swim meet. In keeping with the family tradition, the 15-year-old Germantown Academy sophomore excelled, winning gold medals in the girls' 400 intermediate medley and 200 backstroke at the Victorian Swimming Championships in Melbourne, Australia, earlier this month.
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December 19, 2000 | By Beth Huffman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
John Kenny has always been a competitive swimmer, through his days as a youth at the Hatboro YMCA to his participation at Hatboro-Horsham High. He swam with the well-respected Foxcatcher program under legendary coach Dick Shoulberg at Germantown Academy and was an average competitor, somewhat overlooked in a field of Olympic hopefuls. Now, Kenny is a middle-of-the-pack distance swimmer in Ivy League competition while attending Cornell. Once Kenny leaves the pool and takes to the ocean for long races, though, he becomes the nation's best.
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August 10, 2000 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After all the months of training and all the miles in the pool, Maddy Crippen can finally relax. The 20-year-old swimmer from Conshohockon has made the U.S. Olympic team. Crippen finished second last night in the 400-meter individual medley event at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. The Villanova student who swims for Team Foxcatcher will be heading to Sydney for that event, along with first-place finisher Kaitlin Sandeno of Lake Forest, Calif. There are few sporting events as tense as the swimming trials.
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August 11, 1997 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Monica Seles survived a match point to win her 39th career title by beating Lindsay Davenport, 5-7, 7-5, 6-4, in the Acura Classic tennis tournament yesterday in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Seles, ranked third in the world, showed flashes of her old form, ripping searing ground strokes that produced 47 winners against the hometown favorite. Seles blew a golden opportunity in the opening set but showed her resolve in the second, fending off a match point at 4-5 with a winner. She won the set with a service break in the final game.
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August 14, 1995 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
U.S. swimmer Amy Van Dyken's best event is the 50-meter freestyle, and for a very good reason: Van Dyken has to breathe only once. Breathing isn't easy for Van Dyken, who has an asthma condition so severe it sends her to the hospital three or four times a year. It often limits her workout time and requires her to use an inhaler before each race. Among other things, she is allergic to chlorine. Yesterday, Van Dyken lowered her own American record in the 50-meter freestyle, turning in a time of 25.03 seconds that also broke the meet record for the Pan-Pacific championships.
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