£3,500 raised for St Andrew's Children's HospiceThursday, 16 August 2012
The 27-year-old, who works at Kenwick Health and Leisure Club as a swimming teacher, has always had an ambition to complete the swim since an early age. It was not until he met Tony Espin (pictured right) – who himself swam the Channel in 1978 – that his dreams began to turn into a reality.
More July Successes.....Tuesday, 07 August 2012
Three more relay teams made the arduous swim across the English Channel in July. The 3-person relay 'Hayling Legends' (British) swam on 20th July in 11h 33m with their pilot Stuart Gleeson; and the other two teams, also both British, the first 'Force 6' swam on 26th July in 14h 27m with their pilot Eric Hartley and the following day on 27th July the team 'G29 Wild Swimmers Eastbourne' (5) swam in a time of 15h 05m with their pilot Ray Cooper. Congratulations guys - brilliant swims!
Two more solo swimmers also made it across, including Marcus Walmsley (British) on 15th July in 12h 02m with pilot Reg Brickell and Michelle Macy from the USA on 26th July in a time of 10h 35m also with Reg Brickell.
Fantastic swims guys....!
Much SadnessSunday, 22 July 2012
With great sadness:
More successful crossings...Thursday, 19 July 2012
The 15th July saw two relays and one solo swimmer successfully cross the English Channel. 'Swim for Kids' a 4 person relay succeeded in 12h 30m; and amazingly the second relay 'The Rays' a 5 person relay team also swam in 12h 30m. Congratulations to both teams.
The solo swimmer Craig Morrison from Australia completed his Channel crossing in a time of.....wait for it.....12h 27m! There must have been something in the water! A big congratulations to you Craig.
Amazing times by all.
Latest Swim ResultsSunday, 15 July 2012
On 26th June Paramvir Singh and his relay 'Indian Air Force' successfully swam the Channel in 12h 14m with their pilot Stuart Glesson. Then they repeated this feat on the 5th July beating their previous time and completing in 11h 25m. Congrats to all four of you......
Also on the 26th June Harry Finger from Brazil swam a successful solo crossing in 12h 40m with Reg Brickell. Well done to Harry.
The 'Big Ricks Swim Team' swam again this year on 27th June hoping to get a 2 way crossing but unfortunately the weather was against them. They made it close to the shore on their last leg. Their first crossing however was completed in an amazing time of 10h 56m with their pilot Fred Mardle. Congrats guys.....you did brilliantly.
On the 5th July the relay team Mandurah Mannas (3f;3m) from Australia reached France in a time of 14h 44m with their pilot Ray Cooper. Well done guys.....
FIRST SOLO CROSSING 2012Saturday, 30 June 2012
Congratulations to Max Steinhart who successfully crossed the English Channel on the 25th June. He is our first solo swimmer to reach the french shores in 2012. He is Brazilian and completed his swim in a time of 12h 30m with the pilot Reg Brickell.
Well Done from all at the CSA Max!!
Swim Applications 2012Wednesday, 06 June 2012
I hope training is now at its peak for all those swimming the Channel this year.
If you haven't submitted your forms yet, then please note the Secretary does not take email scans, only HARDCOPIES.
Keep up the hard work!!
The NEW 2012 edition of the CSA Handbook OUT NOW!!Thursday, 17 May 2012
The New 2012 Edition of the Channel Swimming Association Handbook
Channel Swimming Association Ltd
Over 150 photographs, many in colour
CSA swimmers and members price: Delivered to your UK door, only £13.50,
Delivered to your world-wide door, only £16.00
Price: In the shops £17.99, ISBN no: 978-1-906299-31-6
If you or a friend has swam the Channel Solo with the Channel Swimming Association prior to December 2011, then you or they will be mentioned. If you have taken part in a Relay, the Relay will be listed. A wonderful reference book and a great present!
To order your copy you can either send your details with a cheque
Payable to ‘Channel Swimming Association Ltd’ to the address below
9 Church Crescent
Ipswich IP8 3BJ
6 hour swim this sunday!Thursday, 03 May 2012
SurvivaLifeguard Channel Swimming Club
SLCSC are holding a 6 hour swim on May 6th at Swan Pool, West Bromwich, Sandwell Valley Park, West Midlands, B71 3SZ. Compulsory safety briefing at 10.30am.
Fee (£30, cheques payable to Birmingham Lifeguards) £40 on the day
If anyone is interested the details for it are here: http://slcsc.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/6-hour-swims.html
Places available for 2012 OlympiansWednesday, 02 May 2012
Places available for 2012 Olympians wanting to swim the English Channel
We have pilots on stand-by to take out 2012 Olympians during this swim season. If anyone decides that they would like to swim the English Channel while in the UK, contact our secretary Dr Julie Bradshaw MBE by e-mail.
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