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    Swim the English Channel
    Formed in 1927, the CSA is internationally
    recognised to authenticate cross-channel swims.
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    1908 Swims to date
    ...the total number of successful CSA swims.
    More people have climbed Mount Everest.
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    1280 Solos. 628 Relays.
    The fastest Solo swim is 07:17 set in 1994
    The fastest Butterfly swim is 14:18 set in 2002

Swim the English Channel.

The Channel Swimming Association was founded in 1927 and is internationally recognised to observe and authenticate channel swims.

Your first steps...

Read our step by step guide on how to swim the English Channel with the Channel Swimming Association.

CSA Pilots

Book your CSA Registered Pilot as early as possible, to get the best tides and optimum window.

Live Tracking

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Swim Results

Search all 1908 successful CSA swim results since 1875.

Channel Swim Training

Find out more about training and the complexities of the English Channel

  • Where can I Train?
  • CSA Approved Swim Coaches
  • What are neap tides and why are they important?
  • Why are the coastguards involved in my swim?
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