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  • CSA Presentation and Dinner 2015

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    Please don't forget to book tickets for the Channel Swimming Association Dinner and Preentation evening on the 7th November. It takes place at Dover Town Hall and is a lovely evening for swimmers to meet their pilots again as well as the people b... More »»

  • Fred Hammond - With Great Sadness

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    It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Fred Hammond. Fred Hammond was a Life Member of the C.S.A. He passed away on Friday morning 11 September 2015. The President and the Board of the Channel Swimming Association extends our d... More »»

  • Chloe McCardel grabs the TRIPLE title!

    A few hours ago Chloe McCardel from Australia made history. She became not only the first Australian to complete a TRIPLE solo swim but the 3rd fastest of only 4 EVER completed, all by CSA swimmers. An astonishing achievement. Chloe has now completed... More »»

  • Captain Webb Film

    This is to advise you that Barry O'Brien has secured an agreement to screen the newly released film about Captain Matthew Webb at the Silver Screen Cinema in Dover, approx 3/4 mile from the site of his embarkation some 140 years ago. http://www.m... More »»

  • One Direction - our first success of 2015.

    Congratulations to the 5 person Australian relay team 'One Direction' who were our first swim to land in France for 2015. They completed their swim in 13hrs and 09mins (unratified). Their pilot was Eric Hartley on Pathfinder Charter with obse... More »»

  • CSA Observer and Pilot Meeting

    Our Observer and Pilot Meeting was held on Saturday 2nd May in Folkestone. As part of this meeting all those present were trained in basic first aid and for the first time we could include defibrillator training. All our boats now have defibs as stan... More »»

  • Booked to swim the Channel in 2016 and looking to do a qualifying swim?

    Many swimmers have difficulties finding a place to do their qualifying solo or relay swims, especially with paperwork deadlines to meet. Therefore, if you are booked already for 2016, then come and do your six and two hour qualifying swims on the Swi... More »»

  • Are you a Junior Relay Team swimming the Channel in 2015?

    Would you like to appear on CBBC? We are looking for a Junior Relay Team who is planning to take on the tall task of swimming the English Channel. Would you or they like to share their experiences and appear in a new series of the successful document... More »»

  • CSA Dinner and AGM

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    Our annual CSA dinner will be held on Saturday 1st November at Dover Town Hall. Don't forget to book your tickets NOW. E-mail Kat on dinner@channelswimmingassociation.com to enquire and book. We hold our AGM the following morrning (10am) also at ... More »»

  • David Mace 1934-2014

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    It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of David Mace. A great long distance competitior in the 1970-80's who tussled, usually unsuccessfully, with our President in many BLDSA events. However, he got his revenge when he made the... More »»