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  • Peter Jurzynsky

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    Peter Jurzynsky 7/06/1951-29/012023 It’s with much sadness that ‘Folkestone’s American Cousin’ and prolific Channel swimmer, Peter Jurzynski has passed away in a Connecticut hospital on Sunday 29 January 2023, he was 71. Peter... More »»

  • Jeanne Read 1937 – 2023

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    It is with great sadness that I and all the directors of the CSA, have to announce the passing of our honorary life member Jeanne Read. Jeanne was the silent lady behind our CSA President. Michael P Read. MBE I never heard Jeanne complaining that Mic... More »»

  • Norman Trusty 1933-2023

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    Norman with one of his grandsons holding his Anniversary cake at the Channel Swimming Association Annual Dinner 2021. It is with sadness that we must report the passing of former Vice Chairman Norman Trusty, he was 89 and one of our oldest Channel sw... More »»

  • Philip Rush

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    Following a record breaking three way swim of the channel by Philip Rush in 1987, Philip Rush was awarded several pieces of memorabilia. The New Zealand Sports Federation made these pieces into a presentable trophy. Years later the Channel Swimming A... More »»

  • Brenda Fisher BEM - induction to the IMSHOF 2023

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    The Board and members of the Channel Swimming Association are delighted to hear that Brenda Fisher (9 June 1927 – 2 August 2022) will be inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2023. She was a Channel Swimming Associat... More »»

  • Ray Cossum 17th Sept 1931 – 17th November 2022

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    It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to one of our longest-serving and greatest supporters. We send our deepest condolences to Des Cossum and his family on the death of Ray Cossum, at the age of 91. He was one of our CSA Directors and... More »»

  • Channel Swimming Association Statement on the ‘Queen of the Channel*’ Award

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    The Channel Swimming Association has for over 40 years been proud to award the title of Queen of the Channel• to female swimmers who have completed more successful swims of the English Channel, swimming under CSA rules, than any other. The CSA b... More »»

  • HM Queen Elizabeth II has died

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    The President, the Board and members of The Channel Swimming Association are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen and would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family at this extremely difficult time. Queen Elizabeth w... More »»

  • Brenda Fisher BEM.

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    It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to Brenda Fisher BEM. As Lauren Davidson (Grimsby Live) wrote: 'Nobody has done more to promote Grimsby than she did'. She recently became the oldest surviving world-record-breaking woman t... More »»

  • Godfrey Beaton

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    Sadly we have just learnt from Bryan Finlay that Godfrey Beaton passed away on the 5th February 2022. Bryan wrote: The BLDSA formed some amazing bonds between us swimmers and administrators and Godfrey was a true reflection of those bonds. Sadly, I j... More »»