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    Swim the English Channel
    Formed in 1927, the CSA is internationally
    recognised to authenticate cross-channel swims.
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    2947 Swims to date
    ...the total number of successful CSA swims.
    More people have climbed Mount Everest.
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    1921 Solos. 1026 Relays.
    The fastest solo swim is 07:17 set in 1994
    The fastest female swim is 07:40 set in 1978

Swim the English Channel.

The Channel Swimming Association was founded in 1927 and is internationally recognised to observe and authenticate channel swims.

Your first steps...

Read our step by step guide on how to swim the English Channel with the Channel Swimming Association.

CSA Pilots

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Live Tracking

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Swim Results

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Channel Swim Training

Find out more about training and the complexities of the English Channel

  • Where can I Train?
  • CSA Approved Swim Coaches
  • What are neap tides and why are they important?
  • Why are the coastguards involved in my swim?
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