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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Latest News

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Richard Dines Tuesday, 02 September 2014 20:17 The British swimmer Richard Dines became a Channel swimmer today, 2nd September, landing at Point d... Read more
Swim4Good Tuesday, 02 September 2014 20:13 The Spanish team Swim4Good successfully crossed from England to France yesterday, 1st September, in ... Read more
Greg Shein Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:47 Greg Shein crossed the channel in 9hr 18min on 31/8/14 with the Viking Princess. He is a 26 year old... Read more
Petit Frere Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:41 Congratulations to the relay team Petit Frere who successfully swam the Channel yesterday, 1st Septe... Read more
Buoys and a Girl Tuesday, 02 September 2014 05:54 Huge congratulations to the relay team 'Buoys and a Girl' who successfully crossed the Channel yeste... Read more
Michael Hanisch Tuesday, 02 September 2014 05:49 The Australian Michael Hanisch became a Channel swimmer yesterday landing on the Cape at 13.45, maki... 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.