Channel Swimming Association

Providing the ultimate package for Swimming the English Channel

Your First Steps...

Read our Step by Step Guide on how
to swim the English Channel with the
Channel Swimming Association.

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Swim Training Camp

swim camp

Channel and Open Water Swim Training Camp IS BACK! After its huge success this year there will be TWO camps running in 2014. Click here to find out more.

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Latest News

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Richard Bethane Saturday, 20 September 2014 09:02 Congratulations to the British swimmer Richard Bethane who successfully crossed the Channel yesterda... Read more
Matthias Holvoet Tuesday, 16 September 2014 19:47 Matthias Holvoet from Belgium landed at Pte du riden at 15.55 (16/9) with a swim time of 11hrs 53 m... Read more
James McIntosh Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:36 At 07:13 hrs this morning (16/9) James McIntosh became one of the CSA's newest Channel Swimmers whe... Read more
Rachael Elkaim Monday, 15 September 2014 19:49 Rachael Elkaim from Australia became a Channel swimmer today, 15th September, crossing in a time of ... Read more
Justin Hanby Monday, 15 September 2014 19:40 Congratulations to Justin Hanby (Australian) who has successfully crossed the Channel today, 15th Se... Read more
Eric's Sharks Saturday, 13 September 2014 20:02 The 4 person British relay team 'Eric's Sharks' completed their Channel swim on the 6th September in... Read more

The Channel Swimming Association


We believe we have the ultimate package for crossing the Channel

  • Over 80 years of Channel crossing experience
  • Our pilots have many years experience of the English Channel
  • We provide the swimmer with the most comprehensive information available for the best chance of success
  • This site is your first port of call, and we encourage you to visit often and think carefully about how you will go about your great adventure before committing yourself fully


The CSA Mission Statement

Our mission statement has changed very little since we were founded in 1927 - it has always been and continues to be the promotion of the sport of sea swimming, with the emphasis on assisting people in their attempt to swim the English Channel in safety. We are also particularly keen to promote the sport amongst the younger generation, particularly bringing into focus the safety factors when swimming in the sea. This we believe helps towards promoting safety on our beaches today and also builds the inner confidence of our younger swimmers.