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Nick Young

Saturday, 06 September 2014

Many congratulations from all at the CSA to Nick Young who completed his one-way solo swim when he landed just east of Cap Gris Nez at 20:11 hrs yesterday (5/9/14) to complete his swim in a time of 13hrs 41 mins (to be ratified). Nick was on Pathfinder with pilot Eric Hartley, observer Keith Oiller and was supported by Jo, Si and Freddie. Also on board was a BBC camera crew filming for a series entitled 'The Channel'. An excellent swim Nick - and we all look forward to seeing you on TV!!


Stroke for Egypt

Wednesday, 03 September 2014

We are delighted that the Stroke for Egypt Academy has agreed to become our partner in the Middle East & North Africa.

Stroke for Egypt’s Vision:

The Stroke for Egypt Academy (SFEA) with the support of the Channel Swimming Association seeks to promote swimming at every level and across all abilities in the Middle East and North Africa. Both organisations are particularly interested in encouraging disabled swimmers to reach new heights of achievement and success.

The Stroke for Egypt Academy (SFEA) seeks marketing, supervising and ensuring
the best representation for the Channel Swimming Association.

The SFEA will confirm the seriousness of swimmers from both the Middle East &
North Africa to cross the Channel and will establish Hurghada as the
hub to qualify for a safe and successful Channel crossing.

The SFEA is offering the CSA:

  • Ensuring all fees be paid by each and every swimmer.
  • Marketing strategies to increase the number of Middle East & North African swimmers attempting
    to cross the Channel each year. 40-50 years ago this area was the powerhouse of long distance swimming.
  • Establishing the SFEA in Hurghada as the sole hub to market and supervise aspirants planning a Channel Crossing
  • A permanent headquarters for the Channel Swimming Association for both Middle East & North African swimmers to organize Training and Educational courses and an annual press conference to publically inform the market of the opportunities to swim the English Channel.
  • Headed up by well experienced Khaled Shalaby the SFEA offers a comprehensive plan to train, supervise, monitor,
    filter and evaluate Channel Crossing applicants giving them the best chance of success, prior to their arrival in Dover.

Bill Pickering’s funeral

Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Bill Pickering's funeral will take place at the Church of St Matthew, Woodville Road, Overseal, Derbys, DE12 6JG. The service will commence at 11.00am on the 10th September if anyone would like to attend.


Andre Wiersig

Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Congratulations to Andre Wiersig (German) who successfully crossed the English Channel yesterday, 2nd September, in a time of 9hrs and 43mins (to be ratified). Andre was on board Viking Princess with pilot Reg Brickell. Well done to Andre from all at the CSA.


Richard Dines

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

The British swimmer Richard Dines became a Channel swimmer today, 2nd September, landing at Point du riden at 16.13 with a swim time of 13 hrs 8 mins (to be ratified). Richard was on his second swim attempt and finally made it! He was on board Sea Leopard Charter with pilot Stuart Gleeson. Congratulations to Richard and all the crew.



Tuesday, 02 September 2014

The Spanish team Swim4Good successfully crossed from England to France yesterday, 1st September, in a time of 12hrs and 08mins (unratified). They were on board Masterpiece with pilot Fred Mardle. Well done to the whole team and crew.

Greg Shein

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Greg Shein crossed the channel in 9hr 18min on 31/8/14 with the Viking Princess. He is a 26 year old swimmer from Sydney, Australia who trains with the Vladswim club there. Well done to Greg on a fine swim!

Petit Frere

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Congratulations to the relay team Petit Frere who successfully swam the Channel yesterday, 1st September, in a time of 13hrs 12mins (unratified). They set off on Rowena FE75 with pilot Peter Reed at 01.45 and landed in France despite rough conditions at 14.57. Well done to the whole team and crew.

Buoys and a Girl

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Huge congratulations to the relay team 'Buoys and a Girl' who successfully crossed the Channel yesterday in 11hrs and 13mins (unratified). They were on Viking Princess with pilot Reg Brickell. Well done to the whole team.

Michael Hanisch

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

The Australian Michael Hanisch became a Channel swimmer yesterday landing on the Cape at 13.45, making his swim time a brilliant 11hrs 49mins (unratified). He was on Louise Jane Charter with pilot Andy King. Well done to Michael and all the crew!


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