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  • Jacques Amyot

    It is with sadness that we learn of the death of Jacques Amyot. He was the eldest living Channel Swimmer, having swam in 1956 and 1975. In 1956, he swam the English Channel, starting in France, in 13 hours and 2 minutes, against strong current and co... More »»


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    Lewis Pugh, the UN Patron of the Oceans and renowned endurance swimmer, has announced his latest challenge, which will see him call on the British Government to urgently protect the seas around the UK coast and British Overseas Territories. Lewis is ... More »»

  • Prof. Ulrich Haevecker - With Great Sadness

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    It is with great sadness that we report of the passing of Prof. Ulrich Haevecker, former CSA Vice President and International Representative for Germany. He passed away on the 26th February aged 84. Ulrich swam the English Channel in 1982 as a breast... More »»

  • David Frantzeskou- With Great Sadness

    It is with deepest regret that we learn of the passing of David Frantzeskou. David and Evelyn Frantzeskou, ran a small secluded family-run award-winning holiday park in Folkestone, England. Varne Ridge Holiday Park sits near the cliffs with panoramic... More »»

  • Clarrie Pickering - With Great Sadness

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    It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Clarrie Pickering who passed away last week. She died peacefully in a nursing home. Clarrie was the long standing wife of Vice President Bill Pickering, who passed away in 2014. Bill was a giant... More »»

  • Robert Manning - With Great Sadness

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    It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Father Robert Manning, age 81, early Thursday morning (September 28, 2017). Robert swam the English Channel on Auguat 24th in 1984 winning a trophy for the longest swim that year from France to... More »»

  • Mercedes - The Spirit of a New Age

    Brighton born Mercedes Gleitze burst from obscurity with a series of impressive swimming feats to become one of the very first international sporting celebrities of the modern age. She was the first Englishwoman to swim the English Channel in 1927, ... More »»


    The thoughts, prayers and condolences of the Board and members of the Channel Swimming Association are with the family of Douglas Waymark, who sadly died making a Channel crossing with the CS&PF last night. We also wish to express our support for... More »»

  • First Swimmer of 2017 Max Paindavoine Success

    In the early hours of this morning (13th June) Max Paindavoine set off on his solo swim on board Louise Jane Charter. After 14 hours and 12 minutes of grit and determination, Max landed near Cap Gris Nez at 16:07hrs. See his swim result here Max swam... More »»

  • Jean-Luc Piens shares his personal Channel experience

    Jean-Luc from Belgium swam solo across the Channel in 2013. For those of you currently undergoing your training at the moment, you may find this article interesting as it is from his own personal prospective: http://www.channelswimmingassociation.com... More »»