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  • Swims to commence in July

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    COVID-19 update: 2nd July 2020 Skippers The Channel Swimming Association have received confirmation that skippers can now operate from the 6th July. We are awaiting confirmation from the Government for a list of countries that will be required to qua... More »»

  • COVID-19

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    The CSA awaits government updates and is receiving legal advice on all government guidance and we will act on that advice as quickly as possible.... More »»

  • Corona Virus Update

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    The Channel Swimming Association have been continuously assessing the latest Government Guidelines regarding COVID-19. We have received news that we can now land in France, but swimmers currently still must quarantine upon their return to the UK. Any... More »»

  • Cyril Baldock awarded an OAM

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    Congratulations to Cyril Baldock, now 76, who was this week awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the Queens Birthday Honours List for his services to Surf Life Saving – an institution in Australian life. Cyril swam his first English Cha... More »»

  • Barry Watson

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    We are advised by Linda that Barry Watson (F/E 1964 World Record Holder) has recently returned home from hospital, where he has been very ill. The Board and all members of the Channel Swimming Association wish Barry a successful recovery.... More »»

  • COVID-19 Latest

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    Further to the government’s latest advice and guidelines the CSA Board can see little possibility of any swims taking place before the beginning of July although much is changing since the lockdown was loosened. We will continue to monitor the ... More »»

  • Coronavirus Further Update

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    The Channel Swimming Association are still continuing to function as normal and we are watching closely the measures being put into place by the government on an almost daily basis. Primarily the UK and the French have to allow the swims to take plac... More »»

  • Coronavirus Update

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    We know already that many of you are anxious about what is going to happen this year with your swims. We would like to tell you that everything will be fine when it comes to your swim but with the developing Coronavirus situation, we currently have a... More »»

  • Tom Watch - With Great Sadness

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    Tom Watch shown above with one of his swimmers Marc Newman. It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of our Vice President Tom Watch who passed away earlier today after a long period of ill health. His working life, for many, many ye... More »»

  • John Callaway

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    It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of John Callaway. John was a close friend of John Bullet. They were part of the Eltham Training and Swimming Club many years ago and they were on the swim carried out by Tom Gregory, the youn... More »»