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.
Tides for 2013Monday, 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 SwimsTuesday, 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 PubSaturday, 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.
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 here....do 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 SwimmerFriday, 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
August - Good Month For SwimsWednesday, 05 September 2012
19 Solo's and 4 Relays Successfully Crossed The English Channel last month.
August led the way to a host of successful swims...
Team Spirit (4 person) – British – 13h 55m – Pilot Fred Mardle
TNT / Two Nations Team (6 person) - Czech/Polish – 12h 12m – Pilot Reg Brickell
U Swim Manchester 1 – British – 12h 20m – Pilot Kevin Sherman
Starrfish (5 person) – Mixed – 12h 55m – Pilot Andy King
Thomas Hackett - 12h 52m - Pilot Stuart Gleeson
Rachel Hessom – British – 12h 42m – Pilot Eric Hartley
Courtney Paulk – USA – 14h 05m – Pilot Eric Hartley
Wayne Arthur – British / S. African – 10h 30m – Pilot Eric Hartley
Herman Van der Westhuisen - South African – 11h 25m - Pilot Eric Hartley
Adam Engelskirchen – USA – 13h 50m – Pilot Stuart Gleeson
Alistair Newmarch – Australian – 12h 40m – Pilot Andy King
Stephen Jones – British – 11h 10m – Pilot Fred Mardle
Michael Brennan – Australian – 11h 07m – Pilot Peter Reed
Thomas Ladurner – Italian – 11h 04m - Pilot Peter Reed
John Creek – British – 17h 15m - Pilot Peter Reed
Barbara Held – USA – 12h 10m - Pilot Peter Reed
Timothy Donovan – Australian – 11h 40m – Pilot Ray Cooper
Wayne Morris – Australian – 11h 34m - Pilot Ray Cooper
Tara Dudley – British – 12h 50m – Pilot Reg Brickell
Paul Gough – British – 14h 56m – Pilot Reg Brickell
Jorge Villaneuva – Spanish – 10h 47m – Pilot Kevin Sherman
Jan Roodzant – 11h 25m
Wyatt Song – 16h 12m
Richard Keir – 12h 10m
Congratulations to all of you!
£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....!
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