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Phia Steyn

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Phia Steyn from South Africa completed her solo swim yesterday in a brilliant time of 14hrs 22mins (unratified) on board Viking Princess with pilot Reg Brickell. Huge congratulations to Phia from all at the CSA!


Miles Tollan

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

On the 3rd July Miles Tollan from the UK successfully crossed from England to France in a brilliant time of 15hrs 20mins (unratified). His pilot was Peter Reed on board Rowena FE75.
Congratulations to Miles....


Thomas Goulding

Saturday, 05 July 2014

The Irish solo swimmer, Thomas Goulding from Limmerick, officially became a Channel Swimmer on the 3rd July. He began his venture at 02.14 on Masterpiece with pilot Fred Mardle. He landed in France at 17.04 taking a total time of 14hrs 50mins (unratified). Fantastic swim Thomas and congratulations from all at the CSA!


Channel Challenge

Saturday, 05 July 2014

Congratulations to Channel Challenge, the 4 person British relay team who successfully swam from England to France in a time of 14hrs and 43mins (unratified). They set off at 01.32 on the 2nd July, with their pilot Fred Mardle on Masterpiece, landing just past Cap Griz Nez at 16.15. A huge well done to the whole team!


Ben Hutt

Thursday, 03 July 2014

Congratulations to Ben Hutt who completed his Channel solo yesterday in a brilliant time of 13hrs 17mins (unratified). He set off at 02.54 landing on the other side of Cap Griz Nez at 16.11. Ben was onboard Lousie Jane Charters with pilot Andy King. Well done to Ben and all onboard!


Cae Tolman

Thursday, 03 July 2014

A huge congratulations to 'Cae Tolman' who successfully completed his solo swim in a time of 13hrs 09mins (unratified). He began his swim at 02.10 and landed at 15.19 yesterday at Cap Griz Nez after battling with the turning tide. He was onboard Sea Leopard with pilot Stuart Gleeson.

Well done from all at the CSA!


Monday, 23 June 2014

Congratulations to PwSea who successfully landed in France just South of Cap Griz Nez at about 10.30pm last night. The 7 person relay completed their swim in a time of 16h 39m (unratified) with their pilot Fred Mardle on Masterpiece. Well done to the whole team!

Honu Para Relay Team

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Congratulations to our first ever Paralympic Relay team to successfully cross the English Channel. The 6 person relay landed in Audressells shortly after 7.30pm this evening completing their swim in an amazing time of 14h 56mins (unratified). They are swimming the Channel to create awareness of the everyday challenges a person with a disability faces. For those of you who haven't read the background to the team, here is some information:

The team consists of
Moises Fuentes (Colombia) a 2 time Paralympic Medallist with a Gold in the World Champs, Canada, 2013
Amber Thomas (Canadian) a 2 time paralympian medallist who lost her sight in 2003
Enrique Guerrero (Mexico), a youth Para-Pan American Games in Columbia 2009. Amputated below the right knee
Guillermo Marro (Argentina), a 3 time paralympic medallist, born with mobility dysfunction
Pedro Rangel Hans (Mexico), 3 time paralympic Medallist with a Gold in the World Champs, SA 2006. Double leg amputee
Scott Patteson (Canada, 4 time paralympian in 3 different sports. Double leg amputee.

If you like to see their video, donate or just know more about them go to their webpage:


Saturday, 21 June 2014

Congratulations to the 4 person relay team Aquanuts who have just completed their 2 way Channel Relay in an amazing time of 24hr 19mins (unratified). They started their swim at 05.20 on the 20th June from Samphire Hoe with their pilot Stuart Gleeson on board Sea Leopard. They completed their 1 way swim in France at 17.36 and then went on to swim home arriving back at Samphire Hoe at 05.39am this morning (21st June).

The 4 person relay from Bournemouth, UK consisted of Marc Newman, Gary Butcher, Marisa Aqua Nut and Simon Jacob. Huge Congrats to you all on a fantastic swim and a brilliant start to our 2014 swim season. Photo of the team below with their pilot Stuart Gleeson and crew.



Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The swim application deadline is fast approaching! A reminder to send in all your documents ASAP including medicals from all members of your team to avoid any extra fees.

Best of luck and we hope your training is going well.


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