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  • 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 »»

  • Girl Guides Association 50 year Reunion

    CSA Crest

    Susan Hill (nee Oley) would like to get in touch with all those who took part in the Girl Guides Association 1966 Channel Relay swim on the 13th August 1966, completing in a time of 13hours 10 mins. In particular, Sally Rose, Susan Oley, Wendy Draper... More »»

  • CSA Presentation and Dinner 2015

    CSA Crest

    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

    CSA Crest

    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 »»