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Maddy Crippen

Full name: Madeleine Marie "Maddy" Crippen
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: July 10, 1980 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Germantown Academy Aquatic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming


Maddy Crippen swam at Germantown Academy in Philadelphia, and later at Villanova, winning an NCAA title in the 400IM, and earning Big East Swimmer of the Year honors in 1999 and 2001. Her first international meet for the USA was the 1997 Pan-Pacifics, where she won silver in the 400IM. She competed at the 1998 Worlds, finishing fifth in the 400IM and sixth at 200IM, and the 1999 Pan-Pacs, placing fourth in the 400IM. After the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Crippen competed at the 2002 Pan-Pacs and the 2003 World Championships. She was a three-time National Champion, twice in the 400IM and once in the 200 breaststroke.

Crippen retired from swimming in 2004 and later worked in marketing. She has been a member of USA Swimming’s Board of Directors and their Athlete’s Executive Committee. Crippen came from a swimming family, as her brother and two sisters swam at Germantown Academy. One sister, Teresa Crippen, was a gold medalist at the 2007 Pan-American Games in the 200 backstroke. Her brother, Fran Crippen, was a long-distance swimmer who was a bronze medalist in the 10 km open water long-distance event at the 2009 World Swimming Championships. Tragically, Fran Crippen died while competing in an open water race in the United Arab Emirates on 23 October 2010.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Swimming Women's 400 metres Individual Medley United States USA 6

Women's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Swimming United States Final 6 4:44.63
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 4 QU 4:44.00
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