Crippen Sunset Mile

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The Crippen Sunset Mile is a memorial swim and part of the Open Water Festival in Fort Myers, Florida and part of the USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships. The competition is named for international open water swimming legend Fran Crippen who passed away tragically in a FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Its proceeds go to support the activities and athletes of the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation.

It is one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

Contents

Open Water Festival Schedule

April 24th: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM FGCU Aquatic Center (minimal fee “may” apply) open for training
April 25th: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM FGCU Aquatic Center (minimal fee “may” apply) open for training
April 26th: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Course available for training. Enter through main entrance of Miromar Lakes
April 26th: 5:00 PM 10K National Championship Technical Meeting & Packet Pickup Miromar Lakes Beach Clubhouse
April 26th: 6:30 PM Coaches & Officials Welcome Social. Sponsored by Lee County Sports Authority at Miromar Lakes Beach Clubhouse
April 27th: 8:00 AM USA Women's 10K National Championships. Awards for USA Women's 10K National Championships to immediately follow
April 27th: 11:00 AM USA Men's 10K National Championships. Awards for USA Men's 10K National Championships to immediately follow
April 27th: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Florida Swimming/Gold Coast Pasta Dinner
April 28th: 8:00 AM Florida Swimming/Gold Coast Sr (15-18 yr old) 5K
April 28th: 9:30 AM Florida Swimming/Gold Coast 13-14 yr old 5K
April 28th: 11:00 AM Florida Swimming/Gold Coast 11-12 yr old 2.5K
April 28th: 12:00 PM Florida Swimming 10 & Under 1K
April 29th: 5:00 PM 5K National Championship Technical Meeting & Packet Pickup Holiday Inn Ft Myers Airport
April 29th: 5:00 PM Crippen registration opens. 500 free for youth Race day Registration ONLY. $10.00 Entry Fee
April 29th: 7:00 PM 2nd Annual Crippen Sunset Mile (500 Free for youth)
April 29th: 9:00 AM USA Men's 5K National Championships
April 29th: 9:10 AM USA Women's 5K National Championships. Awards for USA 5K National Championships to follow
April 29th: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM GCST 5K Swim
April 29th: 11:10 AM Masters 5K Swim

Contact

Name Gregg Cross

Email gregg@openwaterfestival.org

Event Information

Month: June

Event Date: April 2010

Website: www.openwaterfestival.org

Class: Amateur

Wetsuit: No

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