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  • Swimmer at Germantown Academy (GAAC-PA)
  • in 2008 = 18 DOB: Apr 12, 1990
  • 5' 10" (177.8 cm)
  • Hometown = Conshohocken, Pa.
  • former resident of Bryn Mawr, Pa.
  • Coach = Dick Shoulberg
  • Wikipedia:Teresa Crippen
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:[]

Won three medals (2g, 1s) at the 2007 Pan American Games ... took second in the 200m back and sixth in the 400m IM at th 2005 ConocoPhillips Summer Nationals ... was third in the 200m back and sixth in the 100m back at the 2004 U.S. Open … finished seventh in the 200m back at the 2004 CP Summer Nationals

Pan Pacs:[]

2006: 10th, 200m back; 11th, 200m fly

Pan Am Games[]

2007: Gold, 200m BK & 800m FR-R(pr); Silver, 400m IM

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States Nationals[]

2006: 3, 200m BK; 5, 400m IM ... 2005: 2, 200m BK; 6, 400m IM

2007 World Rankings:[]

97th, 800m free; 83rd, 100m back; 8th, 200m back; 53rd, 200m fly; 76th, 200m IM; 41st, 400m IM

2006 World Rankings:[]

18th, 200m back; 32nd, 200m fly; 53rd, 200m IM; 34th, 400m IM

2005 World Rankings:[]

30th, 200m back


Former National Age Group (13-14) record holder in 200y BK, set at 2005 MR Speedo Sectionals


National Teams: 2006 National B Team ... 2006 National Junior Team High School: Lenopold Academic and Sports Award winner High School: Three-time high school All-American


High School: Germantown Academy ’08

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Peter and Patricia Crippen … father is a school administrator, and mother is an insurance agent

Sibling(s): Older sister (Maddy Crippen) is a 2000 Olympian … older brother (Fran Crippen) is a former National B Team member and swam at the University of Virginia … older sister (Claire Crippen) is a swimmer at Germantown Academy

Sports Played Before Swimming: Soccer, diving, softball, basketball

Pet(s): A pet rabbit named Thumper

Hobbies Outside the Pool: Beading, baking, reading

Ultimate Way to Relax: Getting massages

Most Influential Person: Sister … “She shows me anything can be done and has more drive and determination than anyone I've ever met"

Training Notes[]


Swims 20,000 yards per day, 5 hours a day, 7 days a week More: Both she and her brother (Fran) swam on the 2006 Pan Pacific team Favorites: U.S. city: Philadelphia, Pa. ... int'l destination: Italy ... band: Coldplay


Three Pan American Games medals (2g, 1s)

International Medals[]

2007 Pan American Games 2007: Silver, 400m IM; Gold, 200m BK; Gold, 800m FR-R (pr)

Top Times[]

Event 200m BK 200m FL 200m IM 400m IM Best 2:10.57 2:10.84 2:16.48 4:45.19 Year Jul 07 Aug 06 Apr 08 Jul 07


Swimvitational - 9 Final, 100m BK; 17 Final, 100m FL 08 OSU GP - 9 Final, 200m FR; t4 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final, 100m BK; t1 Final, 200m BK; 9 Final, 100m FL; 7 Final, 200m FL; t3 Final, 200m IM; 4 Final, 400m IM


SUM NATS - 11 Final, 100m BK; 4 Final, 200m BK; 5 Final, 200m FL; 19 Final, 200m IM; 12 Final, 800m FR-R PAN AMS - 1 Final, 200m BK; 2 Final, 400m IM 07 ULTRA GP - 22 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 800m FR; 9 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK; 2 Final, 200m FL; 5 Final, 200m IM; 4 Final, 400m IM


PAN PAC - 10 Final, 200m BK; 11 Final, 200m FL SUM NATS - 20 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 200m BK; 12 Final, 200m IM; 5 Final, 400m IM SPG CHAMPS - 8 Final, 100m BK; 2 Final, 200m BK; 10 Final, 200m IM; 7 Final, 400m IM


SUM NATS - 19 Final, 100m BK; 2 Final, 200m BK; 20 Final, 200m IM; 6 Final, 400m IM WC TRIALS - 18 Final, 100m BK; 11 Final, 200m BK


US OPEN - 6 Final, 100m BK; 3 Final, 200m BK; 10 Final, 400m IM SUM NATS - 13 Final, 100m BK; 7 Final, 200m BK