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

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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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Dangerous When Wet Thursday, 31 July 2014 08:07 Congratulations to the 4 person Relay from the USA 'Dangerous When Wet' who completed their Channel ... Read more
Devin Wahl Tuesday, 29 July 2014 19:37 Well done to Devin Wahl who completed his Channel solo in a time of 11hrs on Sunday 27th July. His p... Read more
Danielle Wahl Tuesday, 29 July 2014 19:34 Congratulations to Danielle Wahl who successfully crossed the Channel on Sunday 27th July in a time ... Read more
Jon Erikson - deepest condolences Monday, 28 July 2014 20:17 It is with the deepest sadness that the Channel Swimming Association has learned of the death today... Read more
Rebecca Halsey Monday, 28 July 2014 07:43 Congratulations to the British solo swimmer Rebecca Halsey who officially became a Channel swimmer a... Read more
High Speed Three ASC Sunday, 27 July 2014 19:44 Congratulations to the 3 person relay 'High Speed Three ASC' who completed their swim yesterday the ... 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.