Channel Swimming Association

Providing the ultimate package for Swimming the English Channel

Your First Steps...

Read our Step by Step Guide on how
to swim the English Channel with the
Channel Swimming Association.

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Swim Training Camp

swim camp

Channel and Open Water Swim Training Camp IS BACK! After its huge success this year there will be TWO camps running in 2014. Click here to find out more.

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Latest News

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Water Buffalo Aquatic Team Monday, 01 September 2014 20:47 The American relay team 'Water Buffalo Aquatic Team' successfully completed their one-way swim in a ... Read more
Dorset Duo Monday, 01 September 2014 20:43 Congratulations Ali and Mark who landed at petit blanc nez at 16.25 with a swim time of 14 hrs 25... Read more
Team Horizon Sunday, 31 August 2014 21:08 The British relay team 'Team Horizon' successfully completed their one-way swim in a time of 14 hrs... Read more
Anton Floh Monday, 25 August 2014 16:16 We had our first Austrian solo swimmer yesterday, 24th August, who completed his Channel swim in a t... Read more
Scott Miers Monday, 25 August 2014 16:10 Congratulations to the Australian Scott Miers who successfully crossed the Channel on the 20th Augus... Read more
Keith Gary Sunday, 24 August 2014 08:19 Huge congratulations to Keith Gary who successfully crossed the English Channel yesterday the 23rd A... Read more

The Channel Swimming Association


We believe we have the ultimate package for crossing the Channel

  • Over 80 years of Channel crossing experience
  • Our pilots have many years experience of the English Channel
  • We provide the swimmer with the most comprehensive information available for the best chance of success
  • This site is your first port of call, and we encourage you to visit often and think carefully about how you will go about your great adventure before committing yourself fully


The CSA Mission Statement

Our mission statement has changed very little since we were founded in 1927 - it has always been and continues to be the promotion of the sport of sea swimming, with the emphasis on assisting people in their attempt to swim the English Channel in safety. We are also particularly keen to promote the sport amongst the younger generation, particularly bringing into focus the safety factors when swimming in the sea. This we believe helps towards promoting safety on our beaches today and also builds the inner confidence of our younger swimmers.