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  • NEW Contact details

    CSA Crest

    We have had a change of Swim Secretary over the last month and thus change of contact details. Please make a note of these details especially if you are planning on swimming the Channel in the near future and have recently purchased a pack. Your form... More »»

  • CSA Dinner and Presentation Dinner Success

    It was lovely to see so many swimmers, coaches and family at the Annual Presentation Dinner on the 5th November. We had an amazing time and loved meeting you all. We hope you enjoyed yourselves too. Huge Congratulations to all the swimmers who receiv... More »»

  • Nick Thomas - With Great Sadness

    CSA Crest

    The thoughts, prayers and condolences of the Board and members of the Channel Swimming Association are with the family of Nick Thomas, who sadly died making a Channel crossing with the CS&PF on the 27th/28th August. We also wish to express our su... More »»

  • World Record set by Marc Newman!

    At around midnight last night Marc Newman set a new World Record swim. Marc is now the first person to complete a Dungeness to France crossing and he completed it in style landing after 16hrs and 09mins (unratified). An accomplished English Channel ... More »»

  • Success for Andrew Rees who is profoundly deaf!

    The British man Andrew Rees, successfully completed his solo Channel swim yesterday in 15hrs and 14mins. Not only did Andrew have to battle a strong tide but he is also profoundly deaf. Shortly before midnight though Andrew landed on french shores co... More »»

  • Swimmer Cindy Nicholas has passed away at 58!

    It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of one of our greatest Channel swimmers. Cindy made her first crossing in 1975 and by 1978 she had made 6 crossings to become the “Queen of the Channel”. She went on to make 19 cro... More »»

  • New swim record set by Howard James for "Earliest Swim"

    Today, the 16th May, saw the Great Britain 'Howard James' set a new CSA record. In an amazing time of 13hrs 13mins (unratified), he completed his Channel swim, beating the previous record set by Kevin Murphy on the 29th May 1990. He was on bo... More »»

  • Thoughts are with Steven Munatones

    The CSA is sorry to learn that Steven Munatones suffered a heart attack yesterday. The Board and all our members are thinking about him and praying that he has a speedy and complete recovery. Our thoughts are also with his family at this difficult ti... More »»

  • Swim restrictions in Dover Harbour!

    Please bear in mind if you are training in Dover Harbour this Summer that there are works being carried out on the Prince of Wales Pier. There are swim restrictions in place within the harbour. Please adhere to these and swim sensibly. Many thanks, C... More »»

  • CSA observer / pilot meeting

    This weekend we have all been briefed on the up and coming swim season. We have had thorough safety and first aid training and are now ready for the imminent swim season. It has been a fun weekend and the sun came out for us making the sea very invit... More »»