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  • Nick Thomas - With Great Sadness

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    The thoughts, prayers and condolences of the Board and members of the Channel Swimming Association are with the family of Nick Thomas, who sadly died making a Channel crossing with the CS&PF on the 27th/28th August. We also wish to express our su... More »»

  • World Record set by Marc Newman!

    At around midnight last night Marc Newman set a new World Record swim. Marc is now the first person to complete a Dungeness to France crossing and he completed it in style landing after 16hrs and 09mins (unratified). An accomplished English Channel ... More »»

  • Success for Andrew Rees who is profoundly deaf!

    The British man Andrew Rees, successfully completed his solo Channel swim yesterday in 15hrs and 14mins. Not only did Andrew have to battle a strong tide but he is also profoundly deaf. Shortly before midnight though Andrew landed on french shores co... More »»

  • Top 3 fitness trackers for open water swimming

    Top 3 fitness trackers for open water swimming Swimming is one of the most popular pastimes and activities in the entire world, especially during the summer where the open waters begin to warm up due to the increasing temperatures. Open water swimmin... More »»

  • Swimmer Cindy Nicholas has passed away at 58!

    It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of one of our greatest Channel swimmers. Cindy made her first crossing in 1975 and by 1978 she had made 6 crossings to become the “Queen of the Channel”. She went on to make 19 cro... More »»

  • New swim record set by Howard James for "Earliest Swim"

    Today, the 16th May, saw the Great Britain 'Howard James' set a new CSA record. In an amazing time of 13hrs 13mins (unratified), he completed his Channel swim, beating the previous record set by Kevin Murphy on the 29th May 1990. He was on bo... More »»

  • Thoughts are with Steven Munatones

    The CSA is sorry to learn that Steven Munatones suffered a heart attack yesterday. The Board and all our members are thinking about him and praying that he has a speedy and complete recovery. Our thoughts are also with his family at this difficult ti... More »»

  • Swim restrictions in Dover Harbour!

    Please bear in mind if you are training in Dover Harbour this Summer that there are works being carried out on the Prince of Wales Pier. There are swim restrictions in place within the harbour. Please adhere to these and swim sensibly. Many thanks, C... More »»

  • CSA observer / pilot meeting

    This weekend we have all been briefed on the up and coming swim season. We have had thorough safety and first aid training and are now ready for the imminent swim season. It has been a fun weekend and the sun came out for us making the sea very invit... More »»

  • Niko Nestor, 1st Macedonian to Swim Across The English Channel dies aged 81

    It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of our CSA Macedonian representative. Niko Nestor-the first Macedonian who swam across Lake Ohrid and The English Channel passed away on Friday in Skopje. He was 81. We send Niko's family, Auror... More »»