Basic Swim Information; Challenges of Catalina Channel; Feeding the Marathon Swimmer; Professional Navigators ; GPS Tracking; Weather Links; About. 2560 Swims to date ...the total number of successful CSA swims. I’ve always been striving to be the best – and if I fail to be the best, I’ll certainly do the best I can. Legends here. My worst…. When can I get out?” Most of the time, I was able to beat those demons. What are neap tides and why are they important? Read our step by step guide on how to swim the English Channel with the Channel Swimming Association. Swim Routes; Boats & Pilots; Paddlers; Conditions Date : 2001. Continuous 3 vs. multi-segment 4 swims. Date : 2002. I survived because my heart was strong as a result of swimming. Open Water Swimming Training . Follow the live positions of our vessels. Channel crossing record holder Kevin Murphy on a life in the open water March 31, 2019. The current world record for a non-wetsuit solo effort currently stands at 73 hours and 39 minutes. SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE JUST SWIM MEMBERSHIP. Records & Firsts 1872 First attempt to swim the Channel. With 34 crossings of the English Channel, (28 singles and 3 doubles) and more than any other man, do you consider yourself King of the Channel? It has been done three way in 29 hours. 07 Oct 2020 CS&PF Dinner Update. I like to think that I proved that it was possible. 1 comment 'Toobs' the wonder dog has swum herself into the record books this Christmas Eve as the first ever dog to swim The English Channel! About MSF Recognized Records. I had to abort because I’d been in so long the weather had changed for the worse and the boat crew told me if I didn’t come out they would never be able to get me out. 6 hours, 55 minutes on 8 September 2012. view record history; Fastest female solo swim… Working 70 hours a week and preparing for three way Channel attempts was not easy. Swimmers are from the USA except where noted. Full list of successful Channel swims, records, statistics and swimmer information; … At least 50 per cent of the success or otherwise was due to willpower. I have friends all over the world because of swimming – people I would never have met by any other means. In 1970, he was inducted into the International Marathon swimming Hall of Fame and, in 2009, he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. I also had a heart-bypass operation in 2009 when a couple of arteries ruptured – if it hadn’t been for the shoulder injury that might well have happened in mid-Channel and I would not be here now. Somebody tried to pull me out by me left arm and the repair on my shoulder tore apart. Channel swimmer Nik Haynes and record-breaking marathon swimmer Chloë McCardel both made history in the English Channel last week, setting new individual records. My time of 11 hours and 21 minutes was eventually beaten by Alison Streeter in the 1980s but it stood as a male record for 43 years. My times for a one way range between 11 and three-quarter hours and 22 hours. Full list of Channel swim results, records and swimmer information Newsreel film of Philip Mickman's swim in a BBC Archive tweet This page was last edited on 4 December 2020, at 21:35 Jon was the first in 1981, then Philip Rush, Alison Streeter and Chloe McCardel. On August 24 2007 he swam across in 6 hours, 57 minutes and 50 seconds. It’s all a bit silly really. The fact remains that because of Matthew Webb and almost by historical accident, the Channel is the Everest of endurance swims by which long distance swimmers measure themselves. I know it’s only as a big fish in a little sea but I have been a big fish in that little sea for nearly 50 years. Documented Kaiwi Channel swims, 1961-2019. B. Johnson (England) Will you manage another Channel swim? LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – U.S. endurance swimmer Sarah Thomas has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times … My first North Channel swim in 1970 is the one I’m proudest of. What about the factors that make it so hard? You’ve spent some money on swimming over the years? What about swimming these days? Kevin Murphy is a true swimming great. That is just a phrase for the ego. Unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16; Possession of indecent images; 15 mths. Learn More Membership. The 21-mile journey means that Ms McCardel moves to second on the list for the most Channel swims, passing the men’s record of 34 held by British athlete Kevin Murphy. I’m King of the English Channel. I found I got sick in the Channel more than any other swim in the world. 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010; 2009; 2008; 2007; 2006; 2005; 2003; 2002; Mon 14/Sep/2020 - Victoria Roughley Channel Relay Swim; Mon 02/Mar/2020 - Kent Parade 1; Mon 02/Mar/2020 - Kent Parade 2; Mon 02/Mar/2020 - Water Polo; Fri 07/Feb/2020 - Presentation … 37.0% of swimmers have been female. Kevin completed his last (34th) Channel swim on 21 July 2006 in 15hrs 14mins to give him the record of most crossings by a male. At that stage, only two people had ever done a two way Channel swim and neither were Britons so I set about training for it. Of course I would love the sport to be more well known and for me to have a higher profile but I recognise why it is not. The fastest solo swim is 07:17 set in 1994. The oldest Channel crossing at the moment is by 73-year-old Otto Thaning and I intend to take that record. The kid who’d never won anything was suddenly able to do well at something. View the top six health benefits of swimming in the great outdoors... 30 miles along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago, 48 miles the length of Lake Balaton (Hungary). All records listed on our website are current and up-to-date. Records . Kevin has 34 English Channel crossings to his name including three double crossings, and dozens of other significant marathon achievements. Often I hated it. Club Records; Documents; Photos; Lost property; Personalised Kit; Photos. Age: 38. Petar Stoychev, a Bulgarian, holds the record for the fastest unassisted swim of the English Channel. Club Records; Documents; Photos; Lost property; Personalised Kit; Photos. That’s one of the things that drove me. Mike Read and Des Renford were great rivals and Des once said to me, when Mike took the title off him, “you take it off Mike”. What are you up to these days? I prefer to think of it in terms of the record rather than King of the Channel. Records; Swim Photos; Swim Videos; CSA Legends; Awards. Current-neutral 5 vs. current-aided swims… National Junior Para Swimming CompetitionSunderland, 14th March 2020Hoddesdon Swimming Club’s junior para swimmers travelled to Sunderland to compete in the National Junior Swimming Competition which was held over the weekend of 14-15th March 2020.Disability Head Coach Janet Warrington said “as the coronavirus was heading towards ‘lock-down’ we were uncertain … World record: US cancer survivor swims the English Channel four times non-stop Sarah Thomas completed the feat in just over 54 hours. Having done it, I still wasn’t satisfied. Distances are measured by the shortest path 1 along a natural route 2. Toggle navigation. 63.0% of swimmers have been male. It took 22 hours and I ended up walking up what was then Boulogne Hoverport which is about 30 miles from where I should have landed! When I was 10, I would be beaten over one length but I could win over two lengths. Skip to next photo. The Channel Swimming Association was founded in 1927 and is internationally recognised to observe and authenticate channel swims. Sarah Thomas, a breast cancer survivor, has broken a world-record by swimming the English Channel four times non-stop, in just over 54 hours. The history of the trophy is that it was actually a film prop – a prop on which Australian swimmer Des Renford based a film about his exploits. There have been a total of 4,133 Channel swims, with 1,881 swimmers completing 2,428 solo swims. But I like to think we are still friendly rivals. I find that very satisfying and I feel I am giving something back. I don’t feel a star but I like to think that I have been near the top of the tree – in my particular niche. Swimming Records and Achievements. Santa Barbara Channel swimming records. Loch Ness was tough because of the temperature. ...the total number of successful CSA swims. I haven’t given up. Swim records for swimmers crossing the English Channel and ratified with the … Channel swimming statistics and information There have been a total of 4,133 Channel swims, with 1,881 swimmers completing 2,428 solo swims. I’m driven by always wanting to do better – so I then started wondering if anyone could ever do a three way non-stop Channel swim. My fastest was, oddly enough, the first leg of my last two way – 11 and three-quarter hours. It’s a long road back but I have already started training. Get a full list of Solo swimmers of the North Channel by visiting the Infinity Channel Swimming website today! swimming pools; Allotments remain open, but you cannot meet with someone outside your household or support bubble there unless another exemption applies. By coincidence, the first time I know of the term King of the Channel being used was back in 1970 to describe me and my first two way Channel swim. They were faster than me – and they did it. Yes, I certainly have. I’ve also got lots of other swims I want to do and maybe this is where I’ve been slightly different from Alison Streeter and Mike Read in that I’ve done a lot of other swims all over the world. All records listed … Our teams on average take around 14 hours. I always thought I did 15 hours 55 minutes for that first swim but the official record says 15 hours 15 minutes. Find out more about training and the complexities of the English Channel, Channel Swimming Association Ltd © 1927 - 2021. The South32 Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water long distance swim starting from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island based in Perth, Western Australia. How did you get into distance swimming? Channel swimming records King & Queen of the Channel. That’s how rough it can get. I like to think that I showed the way because when I first came along and talked about it, the reaction was to laugh. 1 / 1. Read more. Perry, Jared . It’s difficult because of the movement of the water. From then on, the human competitive instinct took over and having found that I could be good at swimming distances, I wanted to be the best at it. It is a supreme test, both mentally and physically. There have been times when I have been in the water looking down on the deck of the boat with one breath, and then for the next breath, I have been looking up at the bottom of it. I’ve always believed it was the boat that gave up, not me. Approximately 8,215 swimmers have taken part in 1,062 relay swims and 643 special category swims. Time: 14 hrs 18 mins. It was said to be impossible. On Friday 7 August, Haynes, a secondary school teacher from Devon, became the third person in history to swim the Channel using backstroke, making his way to France in 12 hours, 52 minutes and 41 seconds. Book your CSA Registered Pilot as early as possible, to get the best tides and optimum window. As a result, I now have a metal replacement shoulder joint. Includes details on direcction & time. He is currently Hon Sec of the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation (CS&PF) and a member of the selection panel for the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. it all went very wrong. I have a theory that it is a supreme test – but not beyond the abilities of many swimmers. Swim … I kept asking myself: “Whose stupid idea was this. I promised Des that I would take it. The Irish Long Distance Swimming Association also names me as ‘King of the North Channel’ with three crossings. Search all 2560 successful CSA swim results since 1875. It’s funny because I had no intention of challenging for the most number of crossings but I found that after all my attempts on a three way, I’d built up so many crossings that I was within striking distance of the record. I conquered my frailties”. I am 69 now. He is one of Britain’s inductees into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, has completed 34 crossings of the English channel, more than any other man, and has a multitude of other marathon swims to his name. Most important, there is nothing in the Channel that is going to bite or eat a swimmer. Your background? Indecent assault; Sexual assault on a child under 13; 17. More people have climbed Mount … I didn’t quite manage it that time but I got a long way round. At that stage there was still an amateur/professional divide so I was the first amateur to do a two way Channel swim. I do, therefore, feel justified in calling my swim training company ‘The King’s Swimmers’. I had something to prove to myself. Then at 11, when we were doing two length races, my contemporaries would beat me but I would win over three or four lengths. World Record & 1st Person (Current) Swim … My family life suffered. By Paul Armstrong. The fastest swim of the English Channel, and the fastest swim of the England-France route, is 6 hr 57 min 50 sec by Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) who crossed from Shakespeare Beach, England to Cap Gris Nez, France on 24 August 2007. Planning. query@rottnestchannelswim.com.au (08) 8119 0919. Get Set for Swimming. Indecent assault ; 7. Records – Relays; Info. The Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation (CS&PF) is the largest and most comprehensive governing body for English Channel swimming. How long can you go on? I took part in the half mile Bedford river race when I was 12 and I suppose got hooked from there. Only 34 individuals have ever completed the entire challenge solo, while only four individuals have completed it on their own without wearing a wetsuit for the Channel swim – an exclusive group Chris aims to join. Completed in teams of six, each swimmer will take it in turn to swim the channel for an hour in rotation, until the team reaches France. He is one of Britain’s inductees into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, has completed 34 crossings of the English channel, more than any other man, and has a multitude of other marathon swims to his name. CS&PF NEWS. The CS&PF names me as ‘King of the English Channel’. Picard, Andrew: Online: Possessing indecent images of children; Making … As a child I was a very mediocre sprint swimmer – always second, third, fourth or fifth at Kingsbury swimming club in north-west London. Gertrude Ederle, coated in grease, wades into the water on her way to becoming the first woman to swim the English Channel. The sea can be rough – but that can be managed. Speed/Time Records ; Male; Female; Fastest solo swim view record history; Fastest male solo swim: Trent Grimsey. Adhering to the strict Channel Swimming Association rules, which prohibit any aid to heat retention, such as a wetsuit or neoprene cap, Pugh wore just a standard cap and swim costume, and goggles. I could swim further but not faster than the other kids. I completed the BLDSA Windermere championship swim four days later but my system was so depleted that when I was stung by an insect, my arm became infected and I ended up with it in a sling and a drain in my arm. The South32 Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water long distance swim starting from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island based in Perth, Western Australia. It is a long way – but not too far. Show caption 1 / 1. There’s oil in the water; there are diesel fumes; the weather is unpredictable. Very good swimmers will come and either fail or not be as fast as they thought they might be, simply because of the conditions. 63.0% of swimmers have been male. Around the Isle of Wight was an awful lot longer but for me my hardest swim of all was the North Channel. My first solo was in 1968 – one way. Santa Barbara Channel swimming records. He’s King of the Channel. There was a little clique of long distance swimmers in Harrow, near where I lived and I fell in with them. Timings and exact distances are estimated and are governed by the weather, tides and currents. I tried for 15 years to do it but the weather kept changing. Swimmer # Name Date of Swim Direction Time; 1: George Young, Canada: January 15, 1927: CM: 15:44:30: 2: Henry Sullivan: January 30, 1927: CM: 22:45: 3: Myrtle Huddleston The Relay Channel Swim covers 22 miles between the UK and France. Record-eligible swims must be observed, documented, and conducted according to unassisted rules and standard equipment. Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation "Nothing great is easy", Captain Matthew Webb ; Basics; About Us; Swim; Resources; News; Swimmers; History; Contact; Records . But you still went up to swim at Windermere the following Saturday? See photos images. There are jellyfish – but none with a fatal sting. All Rights Reserved. Perrett, Danielle. There’s a certain irony because on my last swim in 2006, my 34th crossing, I did 15 hours 14 minutes. At 14, I took part in the BLDSA Bala junior three mile championship and came second. Swim Record: English Channel - Butterfly. Having done it one way, I thought I can do this two ways. Yes, there are some that I haven’t done – mainly due to force five or six winds. You’ll see in my record of Channel swims that there are long gaps when I’ve been doing other things. Toggle navigation. He is one of Britain’s inductees into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, has completed 34 crossings of the English channel, more than any other man, and has a multitude of other marathon swims to his name. My first escapade in the Channel was in a relay in 1965 which set what was then a speed record – with The Phoenicians SC. It’s been a friendly rivalry for about 48 years. Musician. When it came to getting out, the ladder wasn’t down properly. There is a King of the Channel trophy but that name has been copyrighted by the Channel Swimming Association Ltd so it can’t be awarded to me as the holder of the male record for the most number of crossings because two of my crossings were authenticated by the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation (CS&PF). But Mike is the current ‘King’ as he holds the trophy? Catalina Channel History; Lifetime Membership; Voting Membership; Newsletters; Photo Galleries; Contact; SUCCESSFUL CATALINA CHANNEL SOLO SWIMS. The Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation (CS&PF) is the largest and most … Swimming Instructor. The average age of a solo swimmer is 35 years, 167 days (based on 925 swims, 38% of all solo swims). I’ll be back. It was Jon Eriksson who actually succeeded with the first three way. It has given me self-confidence and a lifetime of adventure. In 1970, I became the first Briton to do a two-way Channel swim. For a great deal of my working life, I had two jobs to pay for it. The temperature is bearable but due to the amount of time in the water, the body starts to suffer. Privacy | Terms, Formed in 1927, the CSA is internationally. I have swum for 52 hours. Planning. Menu. Approximately 8,215 swimmers have taken part in 1,062 relay swims and 643 special category swims. Records are classified along three dimensions: Body of water: ocean, lake, and river. A woman from the USA has set a new world record by swimming four times non-stop across the English Channel. An “overall” speed record is the fastest person to swim across a channel, or around an island, in either direction. Indecent assault; 4 yrs, 9 months. The swimming has become part of what I am. Channel swimmer Nik Haynes and record-breaking marathon swimmer Chloë McCardel both made history in the English Channel last week, setting new individual records. In 2009, I was helping another swimmer and went in with him for an hour. The same year, I became only the second person to complete the infamous North Channel – and went back to set an inaugural record for the 58 miles around the Isle of Wight in 1971. 300a Hay Street, Subiaco, WA 6008 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010; 2009 ; 2008; 2007; 2006; 2005; 2003; 2002; Sat 17/Sep/2016 - Paul Norris Trophy Gala; Wed 07/Sep/2016 - Leybourne Aquathlon; Thu 25/Aug/2016 - Chris Leek Channel Swim; Sat 13/Aug/2016 - Bridge Half Iron; Sat 06/Aug/2016 - … Time: 9 hrs 23 mins. Combine the speed and the endurance and a four way is possible. A stent this year completes the bionic line-up – my problems with ruptured arteries being the result of 45 years of living on adrenaline as a journalist. It’s difficult because of the tides which are strong and sometimes unpredictable but a good pilot helps. That’s correct. Getset4Success. Marathon swimmers from all over the world judge themselves by the Channel which is a bit odd really because it is not a straight piece of water and there’s an awful lot of luck involved. Kevin Murphy is a true swimming great. In the meantime, a great deal of my energy is going on training others. I found my niche. Swim Routes; Boats & Pilots; Paddlers; Conditions In 1975, I was the first person to try the three  way Channel and I actually did 52 hours non-stop – getting two and a half ways! All records listed on our website are current and up-to-date. Age: 37 . He instituted the whole thing and the Australian filmmaker put the trophy up so that there was something tangible that he could compete for. Penney, Samuel. Our main duties are to preserve Government records and to set standards in information management and re-use. Others who are slower might suddenly do a fast time. There have been times when I have cracked mentally. Catholic Priest. 300a Hay Street, Subiaco, WA 6008 I don’t drink to excess, I don’t smoke. British Record (Current) Swim Record: Ladies One Way English Channel Relay. The 37-year-old … The fastest swim of the English Channel, and the fastest swim of the England-France route, is 6 hr 57 min 50 sec by Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) who crossed from Shakespeare Beach, England to Cap Gris Nez, France on 24 August 2007. Awards; Presentations; Trophy Cabinet; Membership; Registration; Contact; Swim the English Channel Formed in 1927, the CSA is internationally recognised to authenticate cross-channel swims. And a heart bypass operation? As a practice, I tried to swim around the Isle of Wight. It is cold – but not too cold. I’ve had surgery to repair both shoulders. The following year I won it. He has completed at least 70 swims of more than 16k during his 40-year career including: Plus he has also had incredibly tough swims in the Irish (North) Channel, Bristol Channel, around the Isle of Wight and across Sydney Harbour. 34 successful solo crossings. Mile for mile it was the toughest of the lot both because of the cold seas and because of the jellyfish. The record was set under the auspices of the Channel Swimming Association. News Toobs wonder dog 'swims' English Channel Falmouth. Route Swims First Fastest; Molokai to Oahu: 69: Keo Nakama - 1961: Attila Mányoki - 12:02:00 (2015) 'Toobs' the wonder dog enters records books after 'swimming' channel for charity. King of the Channel: Kevin Murphy. I have wondered over the years and I think somebody will come along and do it. Queen of the Channel: Alison Streeter. Channel Swims You don’t take money with you and swimming long distances has been my life. I never did a three way simply because I just wasn’t fast enough. I want to inspire others to sample the supreme challenge, the supreme sense of achievement and the supreme satisfaction as they look back and say: “I did that. By then, I had swum Windermere when I was 15 and Loch Lomond in 1967. I set about training for it which included a 48 mile swim, the length of Lake Balaton in Hungary. Occasionally I couldn’t – but it wasn’t often. And it just didn’t happen. Over the last few years, we have found ourselves on opposite sides of a political argument within Channel swimming. J. In the past we have been friendlier but that’s only because of this political divide – there is still communication between us. In terms of swimming, do you feel like a star? He is also co-owner of The King’s Swimmers Ltd. Mike Read MBE has 33 crossings, while the current ‘Queen of the Channel’ is Alison Streeter MBE with 43 crossings. Speed Records Overall. If we meet, we don’t immediately settle into a raging argument nor do we cut each other dead. 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