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  • Swimmers - please check for any exclusion zones when training in Dover!

    For those of you training in Dover harbour this Spring/Summer, please beware there is a lot of reconstruction work going on. Please read the information below: Information regarding work and issues raised are as follows :- 1. From now until end 2018,... More »»

  • Shakespeare Beach re-opens

    For decades, Channel swimmers have begun their epic journeys towards France from Shakespeare Beach in Dover. Now for the first time since Boxing Day 2015, when a massive storm damaged the sea wall behind the beach and the railway above it, swimmers c... More »»

  • Newsletter 39 - March 2017

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    Celebrating 90 years of serving Channel Swimmers Dear Member, Welcome to our March 2017 newsletter. Chairman’s message. Dear CSA friends. As time flies… we are close to Easter…the bookings are coming in, and I hope they will be on... More »»

  • Mohamed El Husseiny

    Look out this Summer for our swimmer Mohamed El Husseiny from Egypt: "Stroke for Egypt Academy is honored and pleased to introduce #Nemo_to_cross_the Manche, a very promising young swimmer with Down Syndrome, a challenging mission to attempt to ... More »»

  • Anopa Project - Can You Help??

    ANOPA (Playing for a better life) based in Cape Coast, Ghana are appealing for help. The project uses Sports to address social issues in the Country. The project started in 2010 as a German Government initiative and has chosen swimming as its main sp... More »»

  • NEW Contact details

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    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

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    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 »»