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Chris Sifleet

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

Email: chrissifleet@yahoo.co.uk

Website: www.swim4miles.com


Ed Williams

A CSA approved Channel Swimming Coaching Service, Cambridge area. Ed swam the Channel in 2006.

Contact: Cambridge Swimming Academy


Tim Denyer

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


Carol Breiter

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.

Email: carollikestoswim@aol.com

Home phone: (916) 729-7644

Travel Advice

For travel arrangements from Heathrow and other London Airports to Dover, download our guide here

Taxi Service

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).

Contact Stephen:

Email: sktransfers.london@gmail.com

Website: www.sktransfers.london

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

Email: manual@premierohc.co.uk

Web: http://www.premierohc.co.uk


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

Email: matthew.mills@premierohc.co.uk

Web: http://www.premierohc.co.uk

Margate

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.

Website: https://www.serenitymargate.com/

Tel Kristian: 07538 732446.


Folkestone

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)
Email: res725@britanniahotels.com
Website: http://www.britanniahotels.com
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
Email: sales@thesouthclff.co.uk
Website: http://www.thesouthcliff.co.uk
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)


Dover

Castle House, 10 Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1QW 01304 201656
Email: dimechr@aol.com
Website: http://www.castle-guesthouse.co.uk

Castle View, 9 Citadel Heights, Dover, CT17 9DS 01304 213197 / 07816 412051
Email: castleviewdover@gmail.com
Website: http://www.castleviewdover.co.uk

Cleveland Guest House, 2 Laureston Place, CT16 1QX 01304 204622 (Alastair & Betty Dimech)
Email: toastofdover@gmail.com
Website: http://www.toastofdover.com

Hubert House, 9 Castle Hill 01304 202253

Linden Guest House, 231, Folkestone Road 01304 205449

Longfield Guest House, 201 Folkestone Road 01304 204716

Maison Dieu Guest House, 89 maison Dieu Rd, Dover CT16 1RU 01304 204033
Email: info@maisondieu.co.uk
Website: http://www.maisondieu.com

The Churchill Guest House, 6 Castle Hill Road, CT16 1QN 01304 204622
(Alastair & Betty Dimech)
Email: toastofdover@gmail.com
Website: http://churchillhouse.homestead.com

BEST WESTERN PLUS Dover Marina Hotel & Spa 01304 203633
Email: reservations@dovermarinahotel.co.uk
Website: www.dovermarinahotel.co.uk
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: office@sutton-vale.co.uk or mrpeters@keystone.uk.net
Website: http://www.sutton-vale.co.uk

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

Greece - Marathon swimming - www.marathonswim.gr
Webmaster Katrantsiotis Dimitrios - marathonswim@marathonswim.gr

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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Channel Weather

Latest Observations from Sandettie
20 August 2017, 3pm

  • - Air Temperature: 0.0°C (32°F)
  • - Sea Temperature: 18.1°C (64.6°F)
  • - Wind Direction: SW (225°)
  • - Wind Speed: 21 Knots
  • - Wave Height: 0.4 Metres
  • - Wave Period: 5.0 Seconds

Guiding Light Charts

Guiding Light Charts
Fancy a chart of your swim lighting the way?

Guiding Light Charts tailor-make the ultimate momento for the ultimate achievement.

2016 Dinner Photos

Photos for our 2016 CSA Dinner & Presentations are now available to view online, click here

Our next dinner will be held on 4th November 2017.

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