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.

* not CSA endorsed

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Latest News

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Rod's Hut SC Saturday, 26 July 2014 07:41 Huge congratulations to Rod's Hut SC (Swiss/French) who successfully crossed the Channel yesterday l... Read more
Sister Act Friday, 25 July 2014 19:55 Well done to the 4 person relay team (British) 'Sister Act' who successfully swam the Channel on the... Read more
Pennine Swimmers Friday, 25 July 2014 19:51 Congratulations to the 6 person mixed relay (British) 'Pennine Swimmers' who successfully crossed fr... Read more
Meghan Chisholm Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:29 Congratulations to Meghan Chisholm from Canada who successfully crossed from England to France in a ... Read more
Gregg Bolsinger Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:04 Congratulations to Gregg Bolsinger from the USA who has just completed his solo swim today, 22nd Jul... Read more
Leanne Markey Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:42 Huge congratulations to Leanne Markey who completed her solo swim in a time of 13hrs and 42mins yest... 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.