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  • 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 »»

  • Doğan Şahin 1931-2022

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    It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Doğan Şahin in Instanbul, on the 10th January 2022, he was 91 and one of our oldest Channel swimmers. For over 60 years he had been a staunch supporter of the Channel Swimming Association and an ... More »»

  • Need a medical for a 2022 swim??

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    BOOK NOW! Miguel Arbide is offering dates for medicals for this years swimmers. You can book directly via www.swimmingmedicals.co.uk For appointments in Cambridge - February 6th and 20th, Surrey - March 5th and 6th Kent - March 19th and 20th. March... More »»

  • Stuart Buffery - With Sadness

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    It is with sadness that we have learned of the passing of Channel Swimming Association member, Stuart Buffery. A regular competitor in open water events, Stuart swam the Channel in 2000 and was awarded the CSA Van Audenaerde Trophy, 'for the Grea... More »»

  • Ted Erikson - 01/12/2021

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    It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Channel Swimming Association Vice President Dr. Ted Erikson. Ted was an academic as well as one of the greatest pioneer open water swimmers. He started his swimming career by swimming acros... More »»

  • Chloe McCardel - Queen of the Channel

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    The President, the Board and all the members of the Channel Swimming Association take this opportunity to congratulate Chloe McCardel on another wonderful season of swimming and we would like to welcome her as our new 'Queen of the Channel'. ... More »»

  • Chad Hundeby - With Sadness

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    Photograph courtesy of ISHOF. It is with great sadness that we report the death of Chad Hundeby at the age of 49. Chad came to the attention of the Channel Swimming Association in 1994 when he swam from England to France in seven hours 17 minutes. 25... More »»

  • Roy Naisbitt - with great sadness

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    It is with great sadness that we report the death of Roy Naisbitt at the age of 90. On behalf of all of us at the Channel Swimming Association, we send his family our deepest condolences. Roy was a great friend of the Channel Swimming Association, of... More »»