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A CSA approved Channel Swimming Coaching Service, Scotland. She has swam the Channel twice and is now utilising her knowledge by offering coaching to prospective swimmers. Contact Chris:
Mobile: 07917 432900
A CSA approved Channel Swimming Coaching Service, Cambridge area. Ed swam the Channel in 2006.
Contact: Cambridge Swimming Academy
A CSA approved Channel Swimming Coaching Service, London area. Tim swam the Channel in 2005 and has been involved with a number of relay swims and assisted some 9 hour solo swimmers.
Email: Tim Denyer
A CSA approved Channel Swimming Coaching Service. Carol (American) is a retired Marathon Competitive swimmer. She has coached numerous successful (100%) English Channel crossings since 1985. Carol is based in Northern California between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe and has been approved for anyone wanting to do their 6-hour swims with her.
Home phone: (916) 729-7644
For travel arrangements from Heathrow and other London Airports to Dover, download our guide here
Stephen Smith is a fellow Channel swimmer. He has been bringing our Channel swimmers to Dover for over ten years from various London airports. His price for travel from Heathrow, Gatwick. Luton or Stansted is £160 in their 6 seater Mercedes Vitos (price per trip not per person).
For anyone needing help having their medical, we have a contact in the Dover area. Dr Mark Jopling is willing to help our swimmers have their medicals if they are in the Dover area. For more information contact our swim secretary for more information.
Manual Fernandes, Premier Occupational Healthcare
A Clinical Consultant: For anyone needing help having their medical, we have a contact in the Folkestone / Dover area. Dr Manual Fernandes is the local CSA Medical Officer and is willing to help our swimmers.
Tel: 01303 298100
Dr Matthew Mills, Premier Occupational Healthcare
For anyone needing help having their medical, we have a contact in the Folkestone / Dover area. Dr Matthew Mills is willing to help our swimmers.
Tel: 01303 298100
If you require a house to stay in with your family during your stay and a beach on your doorstep, then Margate may be for you. The accommodation called 'Serenity House' can sleep up to 11 people with 3 double bedrooms and a king sized room. It is 100m from the beach with local amenities nearby.
Tel Kristian: 07538 732446.
Beaumont, 5 Marine Terrace 01303 252740
Burlington Hotel, Earls Avenue 01303 255301
Chilton House, 14 Marine Parade 01303 249786
Cross Channel, 11, Marine Parade 01303 242205
Gran Canaria, 4 Marine Parade 01303 251247
Grand Burstin Hotel, The Harbour, CT20 1QQ Phone: 01303 854500
Contact name: Julie Chapman (reservations manager)
Bed and Breakfast = £35 per night – for CSA members only. Recommended and extremely convenient.
Garden Lodge, 324, Canterbury Road, Densole 01303 893147
The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone 01303 222222 (excellent for larger groups wishing to self cater)
Varne Ridge Caravan Park, 145,Old Dover Road, Capel 01303 251765 (recommended for self-caterers)
The Southcliff, 22-26 The Leas, CT20 2DY
All prices are INCLUSIVE of bed and breakfast;
Tel: 01303 850070
The Southcliff have offered CSA Members a reduction in room rates on production of a CSA Membership card;
Single room – Normal Rate £36.50 CSA Rate £30.00 a saving of £6.50
Double/Twin – Normal Rate £64.50 CSA Rate £52.50 a saving of £12.00 (Sea View)
Hubert House, 9 Castle Hill 01304 202253
Linden Guest House, 231, Folkestone Road 01304 205449
Longfield Guest House, 201 Folkestone Road 01304 204716
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dover Marina Hotel & Spa 01304 203633
For long term stays, please email or call them for special channel swimmer rates.
The Olive Branch, 104 Maison Dieu Road 01304 212593
Victoria Guest House, 1 Laureston Place 01304 205140
The Gladstone, 3, Laureston Place 01304 208457
Sutton Vale Caravan Park, Vale Road, Sutton-by-Dover, Kent CT15 5DH 01304 374155 (ideal for small gps)
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
British Long Distance Swimming Association - www.bldsa.org.uk
Brojen Das the 'King of Channel®' - www.brojendas.com
Cadiz Freedom Swim in South Africa - www.freedomswim.co.za
Cambridge Swimming Academy - www.cambridgeswimmingacademy.co.uk
Cambridge University Swimming Club - www.cuswpc.co.uk
Catalina Swimming Federation - www.swimcatalina.com
Channel Crossing Association (CCA) - www.louisejane.net
Tel: +44 (0)1797 329479 | Mobile: 07966 521192
Channel Swim Coach Edward Williams - www.cambridgeswimmingacademy.co.uk
Mobile: 07739 804 389 | Tel: 01223 693 536
Dan Earthquakes cold water blog: www.coldwaterculture.blogspot.com
Exmouth Swimming and Lifesaving Society's Masters Squad - www.exmouthswimming.org
Fiji Swims - www.fijiswims.com
Gibraltar Straits Swimming Association - www.windtarifa.com
Inter-Service Cross Channel Team Relay Race - www.channeleagle.co.uk
King of the Channel - www.kingofthechannel.com
Lewis Pugh - www.lewispugh.com
Netherlands Open Water Web - www.noww.nl
Ocean Swims: Paul Ellercamp - www.oceanswims.com
Open Water Swimming - www.openwaterswimming.com
Oxford University Swimming Club - www.ousc.co.uk
Paul Hopfensperger's Site - www.hoffyschannelswim.org.uk
Queen of the Channel - www.queenofthechannel.com
Santa Barbara Channel - www.santabarbarachannelswim.org
South African Open Water Swimming - www.swimsa.org
SurvivaLifeguard Channel Swimming Club - www.myspace.com/slcsc
Swimming Times - www.swimming.org
Thomas William Burgess - http://www.derbyburgess.ca/histories/twburgess.php
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