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  • 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 »»

  • CSA Dinner and AGM

    CSA Crest

    Our annual CSA dinner will be held on Saturday 1st November at Dover Town Hall. Don't forget to book your tickets NOW. E-mail Kat on dinner@channelswimmingassociation.com to enquire and book. We hold our AGM the following morrning (10am) also at ... More »»

  • David Mace 1934-2014

    CSA Crest

    It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of David Mace. A great long distance competitior in the 1970-80's who tussled, usually unsuccessfully, with our President in many BLDSA events. However, he got his revenge when he made the... More »»

  • Richard Bethune

    CSA Crest

    Congratulations to the British swimmer Richard Bethune who successfully crossed the Channel yesterday (19/9) in a time of 13hrs and 45mins (unratified). He was supported by his pilot Stuart Gleeson on Sea Leopard Charter. Richard did especially well ... More »»

  • Matthias Holvoet

    CSA Crest

    Matthias Holvoet from Belgium landed at Pte du riden at 15.55 with a swim time of 11hrs 53 mins (unratified). Matthias was supported by Stuart Gleeson on Sea Leopard Charter. Congratulations on a fantastic swim you are now a 'Channel Swimmer'... More »»

  • James McIntosh

    CSA Crest

    At 07:13 hrs this morning (16/9) James McIntosh became one of the CSA's newest Channel Swimmers when he landed on the sand beach 1.5 miles north east of Wissant - completing his swim in 17 hrs 8 mins (to be ratified). James was on 'Pathfinder... More »»