Teresa Crippen

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Teresa Crippen
Personal information
National team  United States
Born (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 27)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Medley, backstroke, butterfly
Club Germantown Academy
College team University of Florida

Teresa Crippen (born April 12, 1990) is an American competition swimmer who was a Pan American Games gold medalist.

Crippen was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania in 2008.

She accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she swam for coach Gregg Troy's Florida Gators swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 2009 to 2012.[1] During her four-year college career, she won two individual Southeastern Conference (SEC) championships in the 400-yard individual medley (2010) and the 200-yard backstroke (2011). She earned a total of seventeen All-American honors, including six as a senior in 2012.[2]

At the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Crippen won the gold medal in the 200-meter backstroke and the silver in the 400-meter individual medley. She also won a gold by swimming in the prelims of the 4x200-meter At the 2010 US National Championships, the selection meet for both the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships and the 2011 World Aquatics Championships, Crippen placed second in the 200-meter butterfly and fifth in both the 400-meter individual medley and 200-meter backstroke.[3][4][5]

Crippen won the silver medal at the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships in the 200-meter butterfly, placing second to former world-record holder Jessicah Schipper.[6]

Teresa Crippen is the younger sister of swimmers Maddy, Fran and Claire Crippen.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Florida Swimming & Diving 2011–12 Media Supplement, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 4, 11, 34, 61–62, 67, 75–76, 79 (2011). Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  2. ^ GatorZone.com, Women's Swimming & Diving, 2011–12 Roster, Teresa Crippen. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
  3. ^ "2010 US National Championships results: Women's 200 m butterfly" (PDF). August 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ "2010 US National Championships results: Women's 400 m individual medley" (PDF). August 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "2010 US National Championships results: Women's 200 m backstroke" (PDF). August 6, 2010. 
  6. ^ "2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships results: Women's 200 m butterfly" (PDF). August 18, 2010. 

External links[edit]

  • Teresa Crippen – University of Florida athlete profile at GatorZone.com