Channel Swimming Association

Providing the ultimate package for Swimming the English Channel

CSA News

Dover Changing Facilities

Sunday, 09 June 2013

CSA swimmers are reminded that the Dover Marine Services centre on the west of the harbour (the new building on the beach near the clock) has an open door policy and if you wish to change in comfort, have a warm shower after your swim and store your clothes safely in a locker, you may do so at £2 /visit.


6 Hour Swims

Saturday, 18 May 2013

If anyone is in need of a recognition for their 6 hour swims and still haven't done them, then there is a club run by Birmingham Lifeguards based near Birmingham willing to help. These will be held at a lake near West Bromwich on:

Sunday May 26th

Sunday June 23rd  

For more information check out their website:


The 1400 K Ouma for kids Across Tunisia

Sunday, 14 April 2013
News from CSA swimmer Nejib Belhedi:
One of our CSA swimmers Nejib is organising the first event of "The 1400K Ouma for kids Across Tunisia". It will be held from 28th May to 2nd June 2013. He is hoping that 10-12 long distance swimmers will join him in this celebration and he invites Channel swimmers who would be interested in supporting this event. If interested contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

New Websites just launched for our Channel Kings and Queens...

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

We have launched 2 new websites to commemorate our greatest Channel swimmers of all time:

The King of the Channel title has been awarded to only 8 swimmers since Captain Webb first swam in 1875. All the CSA Kings are listed on the site with a history behind their swims and personal achievements.

The Queen of the Channel has only 5 Queens. The first woman to swim the Channel was Gertrude Ederle in 1926. Have a read of their amazing stories and we hope it sends inspiration to all our budding CSA swimmers.

Happy reading!


Tides for 2013

Monday, 14 January 2013

Here is the 2013 tide table for your diaries. Hope you all had a good Christmas and are looking forward to a fresh swimming season......


Official 2012 Swim Results OUT NOW!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Check out the final 2012 Channel Swim List

Dont forget you can search any name in the main search bar. You can also utilise the titles on the results pages to find the fastest times overall by clicking on the 'time' or find the results by year order by clicking on 'year' etc....

Well done to everyone who swam in 2012 from all at the CSA!

September Swims

Tuesday, 02 October 2012

18 Solos and 10 Relays cross the Channel

Congratulations to Chloe McCardel who has completed a 2-way swim in a fantastic time of 19h 20m.

Successful Solo Swims:

Gilles Velghe - 10h 32m

Christian Damgaard - 10h 14m

Muna Al-Sharari - 13h 08m

Alexandra Hardy - 10h 20m

Deborah Traher - 14h 02m

Cynthia Walsh - 14h 19m

Jesper Damgaard - 12h 04m

Alfredo Araujo - 11h 38m

Garry Partington - 12h 52m

Samantha Chamberlain - 13h 30m

Rob Ouldcott - 14h 45m

Will Baker - 18h 40m

Alan Clack - 11h 30m

Jamie Page - 12h 53m

Robert Bohane - 12h 04m

Mona Khatib - 13h 08m

Kamil Resa Alsaran - 13h 19m

Successful Relay Swims:

Team Tiger - 16h 56m

The Drifters - 11h 32m

The Patten Family - 11h 05m

Challenge 5:21 - 10h 50m

Bourne to Swim - 13h 00m

Icelandic Open Water Team - 12h 44m

Isonbo - 14h 10m

Team M.E. Relay - 13h 13m

Red Top Goal Diggers - 10h 56m

Penguins A Hoy - 9h 14m

Another good start to September despite the bad weather at the end of the month. Congrats to everyone!

White Horse Pub

Saturday, 29 September 2012

A note to all swimmers:

Since the closure of the White Horse in Dover, signatures have started to appear on the window frames and on the outside walls.
Can we please urge you to let all our fellow swimmers know that we do not want graffiti appearing on the outisde of this building as it is a 'listed' building.
It may also be dangerous for swimmers and the authorities will be monitoring the situation.

Thanks, CSA

We are now on Linked in...check us out!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Check out our new Linked in page, called 'Solo English Channel Swimmers' only just set up.

We would love to hear stories from our swimmers and for people to contact each other through have a look and share with fellow lovers of the sea! There is a link on our website to the page- just click on the Linked in logo or alternatively go here...

Fatboy-swim is now officially a Channel Swimmer

Friday, 07 September 2012

John Creek's successful solo swim for charity

On the 12th August 2012 – John Creek (aka Fatboy-swim) set off from Shakespeare beach next to Dover and swam for 17 hrs and 15 min touching down on the French coast in the pitch black. ” It is impossible” said Fatboy “to be able to thank everyone who I have met on my journey” “My wife has bourne as big a burden as I, and my family and friends have been there to support me at every turn, I cant find words to thank them enough”.

Arriving in Folkstone at 0230Hrs on the 13th August John was met by close family and friends who still had the energy to congratulate him on his return…..WELL DONE JOHN CREEK – THE CHANNEL SWIMMER.

As of 21st August 2012 the fund total is £3,186……and rising.....

See his fundraising page - John Creek

Photo's of his swim can be seen on our page - Photo's


Page 12 of 14