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.

* not CSA endorsed

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Deadline Wednesday, 26 March 2014 13:47 The swim appliaction deadline is fast approaching! A reminder to send in all your documents ASAP inc... Read more
Swim Applications Friday, 13 December 2013 22:07 We have received Swim Applications for 2014 already!  It is great some of you are being very prompt ... Read more
Safety Swim Device Tuesday, 15 October 2013 21:15 This Safer Swimmer™ Float also called the Swim Safety Device (SSD) is a lightweight inflatable, dry ... Read more
James Walker Tuesday, 01 October 2013 19:02 On the 25th September, the solo swimmer James Walker successfully crossed the English Channel becomi... Read more
Swimming for Tom Tuesday, 01 October 2013 18:54 The British relay team, 'Swimming for Tom' completed their England to France swim on the 27th Septem... Read more
HRFW Killer Whales Tuesday, 01 October 2013 18:48 On the 26th September, the 7 person British relay team, HRFW Killer Whales successfully swam the Cha... 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.