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  • Niko Nestor, 1st Macedonian to Swim Across The English Channel dies aged 81

    It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of our CSA Macedonian representative. Niko Nestor-the first Macedonian who swam across Lake Ohrid and The English Channel passed away on Friday in Skopje. He was 81. We send Niko's family, Auror... More »»

  • Girl Guides Association 50 year Reunion

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    Susan Hill (nee Oley) would like to get in touch with all those who took part in the Girl Guides Association 1966 Channel Relay swim on the 13th August 1966, completing in a time of 13hours 10 mins. In particular, Sally Rose, Susan Oley, Wendy Draper... More »»

  • CSA Presentation and Dinner 2015

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    Please don't forget to book tickets for the Channel Swimming Association Dinner and Preentation evening on the 7th November. It takes place at Dover Town Hall and is a lovely evening for swimmers to meet their pilots again as well as the people b... More »»

  • Fred Hammond - With Great Sadness

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    It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Fred Hammond. Fred Hammond was a Life Member of the C.S.A. He passed away on Friday morning 11 September 2015. The President and the Board of the Channel Swimming Association extends our d... More »»

  • Chloe McCardel grabs the TRIPLE title!

    A few hours ago Chloe McCardel from Australia made history. She became not only the first Australian to complete a TRIPLE solo swim but the 3rd fastest of only 4 EVER completed, all by CSA swimmers. An astonishing achievement. Chloe has now completed... More »»

  • Captain Webb Film

    This is to advise you that Barry O'Brien has secured an agreement to screen the newly released film about Captain Matthew Webb at the Silver Screen Cinema in Dover, approx 3/4 mile from the site of his embarkation some 140 years ago. http://www.m... More »»

  • One Direction - our first success of 2015.

    Congratulations to the 5 person Australian relay team 'One Direction' who were our first swim to land in France for 2015. They completed their swim in 13hrs and 09mins (unratified). Their pilot was Eric Hartley on Pathfinder Charter with obse... More »»

  • CSA Observer and Pilot Meeting

    Our Observer and Pilot Meeting was held on Saturday 2nd May in Folkestone. As part of this meeting all those present were trained in basic first aid and for the first time we could include defibrillator training. All our boats now have defibs as stan... More »»

  • Booked to swim the Channel in 2016 and looking to do a qualifying swim?

    Many swimmers have difficulties finding a place to do their qualifying solo or relay swims, especially with paperwork deadlines to meet. Therefore, if you are booked already for 2016, then come and do your six and two hour qualifying swims on the Swi... More »»

  • Are you a Junior Relay Team swimming the Channel in 2015?

    Would you like to appear on CBBC? We are looking for a Junior Relay Team who is planning to take on the tall task of swimming the English Channel. Would you or they like to share their experiences and appear in a new series of the successful document... More »»