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Useful Information

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Services

Julie Bradshaw

A CSA approved Channel Swim Coach, Sports Performance, Nutrition and Advice, and Nutrition, Motivational Speaker and NLP. Julie coaches swimmers from all over the world.

She has a boat which can be hired for Windermere Swims and 6 hour pre-requisite swims for Channel. It can be booked separately or as part of the Swim Packages.

Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE (Butterfly WR Holder for the English Channel)
Mobile: 07941 467 291
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Visit the website - http://www.getset4success.co.uk

Chris Sifleet

A CSA approved Channel Swimming Coaching Service, Scotland. She has swam the Channel twice and is now utilising her knowledge by offering coaching to prospective swimmers. Contact Chris:

Mobile: 07917 432900

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Website: www.swim4miles.com

 

Ed Williams

A CSA approved Channel Swimming Coaching Service, Cambridge area. Ed swam the Channel in 2006.


Contact: Cambridge Swimming Academy

Tim Denyer

A CSA approved Channel Swimming Coaching Service, London area. Tim swam the Channel in 2005 and has been involved with a number of relay swims and assisted some 9 hour solo swimmers.
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Carol Breiter

A CSA approved Channel Swimming Coaching Service. Carol (American) is a retired Marathon Competitive swimmer. She has coached numerous successful (100%) English Channel crossings since 1985. Carol is based in Northern California between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe and has been approved for anyone wanting to do their 6-hour swims with her.

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Home phone: (916) 729-7644

 


Taxi Service

Steve Smith is a fellow Channel swimmer and has been a London taxi driver for 25 years. He has been bringing our Channel swimmers to Dover for over ten years from various airports. His price for travel from Heathrow, Gatwick. Luton or Stansted is £150 for a six seated taxi (price per trip not per person).

Contact Steve:

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Mobile: 07710 348126

Visit the website: www.stevetaxichannel.com

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Medicals

For anyone needing help having their medical, we have a contact in the Dover area. Dr Mark Jopling is willing to help our swimmers have their medicals if they are in the Dover area. For more information contact our This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Manual Fernandes, Premier Occupational Healthcare

A Clinical Consultant: For anyone needing help having their medical, we have a contact in the Folkestone/Dover area. Dr Manual Fernandes is the local CSA Medical Officer and is willing to help our swimmers.

Tel: 01303 298100

Fax: 01303 298149

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Web: http://www.premierohc.co.uk

Dr Matthew Mills, Premier Occupational Healthcare

For anyone needing help having their medical, we have a contact in the Folkestone/Dover area. Dr Matthew Mills is willing to help our swimmers.

Tel: 01303 298100

Fax: 01303 298149

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Web: http://www.premierohc.co.uk

 


For your Swim Journey

Instamapper - www.instamapper.com

 


Swimming Websites

Abilio Couto - www.abiliocouto.cjb.net

Bill Borger (for a swimmer's eye view) - www.billschannelswim.com

Brian Finlay - www.soloswims.com

British Long Distance Swimming Association - www.bldsa.org.uk

Brojen Das the 'King of Channel®' - www.brojendas.com

Cadiz Freedom Swim in South Africa - www.freedomswim.co.za

Cambridge Swimming Academy - www.cambridgeswimmingacademy.co.uk

Cambridge University Swimming Club - www.cam.ac.uk/societies/cuswpc/channel

Catalina Swimming Federation - www.swimcatalina.com

Channel Crossing Association (CCA) - www.louisejane.net
Tel: +44 (0)1797 329479 | Mobile: 07966 521192

Channel Swim Coach Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE
(Sports Performance, Motivation and NLP Training) - www.getset4success.co.uk
Six hour swims and outdoor training with a boat is also available.
Mobile: 07941 467291

Channel Swim Coach Edward Williams - www.cambridgeswimmingacademy.co.uk
Mobile: 07739 804 389 | Tel: 01223 693 536

Dan Earthquakes cold water blog: www.coldwaterculture.blogspot.com/

Exmouth Swimming and Lifesaving Society's Masters Squad - www.exmouthmasters.org

Fiji Swims - www.fijiswims.com

Gibraltar Straits Swimming Association - www.windtarifa.com

Greece - Marathon swimming - www.marathonswim.gr
Web Master Katrantsiotis Dimitrios - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Inter-Service Cross Channel Team Relay Race - www.channeleagle.co.uk

Lewis Pugh - www.lewispugh.com

Netherlands Open Water Web - www.noww.nl

Ocean Swims : Paul Ellercamp - www.oceanswims.com

Oxford University Swimming Club - users.ox.ac.uk/~swimsoc

Paul Hopfensperger's Site - www.hoffyschannelswim.org.uk

Santa Barbara Channel - www.santabarbarachannelswim.org

South African Open Water Swimming - www.openswim.co.za

SurvivaLifeguard Channel Swimming Club - www.myspace.com/slcsc

Swimming Times - www.swimmingtimes.org

Ted Erikson and Umbra - www.sdogv.com

Thomas William Burgess - http://www.derbyburgess.ca/histories/twburgess.php

 


Swimmer-Orientated Accommodation


Folkestone:

Beaumont, 5 Marine Terrace 01303 252740

Burlington Hotel, Earls Avenue 01303 255301

Chilton House, 14 Marine Parade 01303 249786

Cross Channel, 11, Marine Parade 01303 242205

Gran Canaria, 4 Marine Parade 01303 251247

Grand Burstin Hotel, The Harbour, CT20 1QQ Phone: 01303 854500 & leave message on the answer phone if necessary.
Contact name: Julie Chapman (reservations manager)
Fax No: 01303 854542
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Web Site: Britannia Hotels
Bed and Breakfast = £25 per night – for CSA members only. Recommended and extremely convenient.

Garden Lodge, 324, Canterbury Road, Densole 01303 893147

The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone 01303 222222
Excellent for larger groups wishing to self cater

Varne Ridge Caravan Park, 145,Old Dover Road, Capel 01303 251765
(recommended for self-caterers)

The Southcliff, 22-26 The Leas, CT20 2DY
All prices are INCLUSIVE of bed and breakfast;
Tel: 01303 850070
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Website: The Southcliff
The Southcliff have offered CSA Members a reduction in room rates on production of a CSA Membership card;
Single room – Normal Rate £36.50 CSA Rate £30.00 a saving of £6.50
Double/Twin – Normal Rate £64.50 CSA Rate £52.50 a saving of £12.00 (Sea View)

Dover :
Castle House, 10 Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1QW 01304 201656
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Website: Castle House

Castle View, 9 Citadel Heights, Dover, CT17 9DS 01304 213197 / 07816 412051
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Website: Castle View

Cleveland Guest House, 2 Laureston Place, CT16 1QX 01304 204622
(Alastair & Betty Dimech)
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Website: Cleveland Guest House


Hubert House, 9 Castle Hill 01304 202253

Linden Guest House, 231, Folkestone Road 01304 205449

Longfield Guest House, 201 Folkestone Road 01304 204716

Maison Dieu Guest House, 89 maison Dieu Rd, Dover CT16 1RU 01304 204033/fax 01304 242816
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Website: Maison Dieu

The Churchill Guest House, 6 Castle Hill Road, CT16 1QN 01304 204622
(Alastair & Betty Dimech)
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Website: The Churchill

BEST WESTERN PLUS Dover Marina Hotel & Spa 01304 203633
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Website: www.dovermarinahotel.co.uk
For long term stays, please email for special channel swimmer rates.

The Olive Branch, 104 Maison Dieu Road 01304 212593

Victoria Guest House, 1 Laureston Place 01304 205140

The Gladstone, 3, Laureston Place 01304 208457

Sutton Vale Caravan Park, Vale Road, Sutton-by-Dover, Kent CT15 5DH 01304 374155 (ideal for small gps)
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Website: Sutton Vale

 


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Disclaimer Notice

Using the above links will take you to a third party website not controlled by The Channel Swimming Association Ltd (CSA). The CSA is therefore not liable for the tone, content or services provided on any third party website, and you access these websites at your own risk.

Name Chris Sifleet
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Phone 07917 432900
To Swim Secretary
Subject Advertising coaching service Scotland
Message Hi there,

I am interested in joining the list of coaches for channel swimmers. I live near Glasgow and swam the channel twice in the 70's. I am a new coach and have one prospective swimmer in the pipeline to begin training.
Please can you advise how to promote my service.
I was a contemporary of Mike read, Kevin Murphy and Cindy Nicholas. I am feeling really old!!