There have been a total of 4,133 Channel swims, with 1,881 swimmers completing 2,428 solo swims. I haven’t given up. World Record & 1st Person (Current) Swim … 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. Current-neutral 5 vs. current-aided swims… More people have climbed Mount … Queen of the Channel: Alison Streeter. I survived because my heart was strong as a result of swimming. Loch Ness was tough because of the temperature. What are neap tides and why are they important? I have friends all over the world because of swimming – people I would never have met by any other means. It has been done three way in 29 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 At least 50 per cent of the success or otherwise was due to willpower. I’ve had surgery to repair both shoulders. Continuous 3 vs. multi-segment 4 swims. 1 / 1. I found my niche. Distances are measured by the shortest path 1 along a natural route 2. Getset4Success. It’s difficult because of the tides which are strong and sometimes unpredictable but a good pilot helps. Date : 2001. Kevin has 34 English Channel crossings to his name including three double crossings, and dozens of other significant marathon achievements. I don’t drink to excess, I don’t smoke. You’ll see in my record of Channel swims that there are long gaps when I’ve been doing other things. British Record (Current) Swim Record: Ladies One Way English Channel Relay. I’ll be back. 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. Records; Swim Photos; Swim Videos; CSA Legends; Awards. All records listed on our website are current and up-to-date. By then, I had swum Windermere when I was 15 and Loch Lomond in 1967. 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. What about swimming these days? 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. My family life suffered. Records & Firsts 1872 First attempt to swim the Channel. 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. There’s oil in the water; there are diesel fumes; the weather is unpredictable. See photos images. That’s how rough it can get. Documented Kaiwi Channel swims, 1961-2019. 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. Awards; Presentations; Trophy Cabinet; Membership; Registration; Contact; Swim the English Channel Formed in 1927, the CSA is internationally recognised to authenticate cross-channel swims. Learn More Membership. J. 6 hours, 55 minutes on 8 September 2012. view record history; Fastest female solo swim… The 37-year-old … The current world record for a non-wetsuit solo effort currently stands at 73 hours and 39 minutes. Penney, Samuel. Find out more about training and the complexities of the English Channel, Channel Swimming Association Ltd © 1927 - 2021. Speed/Time Records ; Male; Female; Fastest solo swim view record history; Fastest male solo swim: Trent Grimsey. Over the last few years, we have found ourselves on opposite sides of a political argument within Channel swimming. Swimming Instructor. Most important, there is nothing in the Channel that is going to bite or eat a swimmer. That’s correct. I have wondered over the years and I think somebody will come along and do it. You don’t take money with you and swimming long distances has been my life. 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. Santa Barbara Channel swimming records. The following year I won it. I didn’t quite manage it that time but I got a long way round. 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. Get Set for Swimming. It’s been a friendly rivalry for about 48 years. Kevin Murphy is a true swimming great. 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. 43 successful solo crossings. In 1970, I became the first Briton to do a two-way Channel swim. That’s one of the things that drove me. Around the Isle of Wight was an awful lot longer but for me my hardest swim of all was the North Channel. For a great deal of my working life, I had two jobs to pay for it. There are jellyfish – but none with a fatal sting. It’s difficult because of the movement of the water. 'Toobs' the wonder dog enters records books after 'swimming' channel for charity. Records . At that stage there was still an amateur/professional divide so I was the first amateur to do a two way Channel swim. 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! It is cold – but not too cold. 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. The oldest Channel crossing at the moment is by 73-year-old Otto Thaning and I intend to take that record. LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – U.S. endurance swimmer Sarah Thomas has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times … That two way of 32 hours was my fastest and the two ways are the peak of what I have done in the Channel but the Channel is not the hardest swim I have done. 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. Petar Stoychev, a Bulgarian, holds the record for the fastest unassisted swim of the English Channel. The kid who’d never won anything was suddenly able to do well at something. Jon was the first in 1981, then Philip Rush, Alison Streeter and Chloe McCardel. Toggle navigation. Others who are slower might suddenly do a fast time. 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. 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. 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 … 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. Combine the speed and the endurance and a four way is possible. Route Swims First Fastest; Molokai to Oahu: 69: Keo Nakama - 1961: Attila Mányoki - 12:02:00 (2015) Read our step by step guide on how to swim the English Channel with the Channel Swimming Association. Basic Swim Information; Challenges of Catalina Channel; Feeding the Marathon Swimmer; Professional Navigators ; GPS Tracking; Weather Links; About. In terms of swimming, do you feel like a star? All records listed … Follow the live positions of our vessels. Planning. What are you up to these days? 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). If we meet, we don’t immediately settle into a raging argument nor do we cut each other dead. And it just didn’t happen. The fastest solo swim is 07:17 set in 1994. 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. Channel swimming records King & Queen of the Channel. 37.0% of swimmers have been female. Read more. Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation "Nothing great is easy", Captain Matthew Webb ; Basics; About Us; Swim; Resources; News; Swimmers; History; Contact; Records . I had something to prove to myself. SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE JUST SWIM MEMBERSHIP. I took part in the half mile Bedford river race when I was 12 and I suppose got hooked from there. Records – Relays; Info. swimming pools; Allotments remain open, but you cannot meet with someone outside your household or support bubble there unless another exemption applies. Kevin Murphy is a true swimming great. 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. Record-eligible swims must be observed, documented, and conducted according to unassisted rules and standard equipment. An “overall” speed record is the fastest person to swim across a channel, or around an island, in either direction. Channel crossing record holder Kevin Murphy on a life in the open water March 31, 2019. Having done it, I still wasn’t satisfied. query@rottnestchannelswim.com.au (08) 8119 0919. The Relay Channel Swim covers 22 miles between the UK and France. 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. Speed Records Overall. 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. The Irish Long Distance Swimming Association also names me as ‘King of the North Channel’ with three crossings. When it came to getting out, the ladder wasn’t down properly. The Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation (CS&PF) is the largest and most … It has given me self-confidence and a lifetime of adventure. Full list of successful Channel swims, records, statistics and swimmer information; … 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. The Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation (CS&PF) is the largest and most comprehensive governing body for English Channel swimming. I’ve always believed it was the boat that gave up, not me. But you still went up to swim at Windermere the following Saturday? 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. Approximately 8,215 swimmers have taken part in 1,062 relay swims and 643 special category swims. The record was set under the auspices of the Channel Swimming Association. 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. Open Water Swimming Training . It’s all a bit silly really. Our main duties are to preserve Government records and to set standards in information management and re-use. Planning. Catholic Priest. 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. Indecent assault; 4 yrs, 9 months. By Paul Armstrong. I found I got sick in the Channel more than any other swim in the world. Club Records; Documents; Photos; Lost property; Personalised Kit; Photos. It is a long way – but not too far. Book your CSA Registered Pilot as early as possible, to get the best tides and optimum window. My fastest was, oddly enough, the first leg of my last two way – 11 and three-quarter hours. The average age of a solo swimmer is 35 years, 167 days (based on 925 swims, 38% of all solo swims). The swimming has become part of what I am. 2560 Swims to date ...the total number of successful CSA swims. I have swum for 52 hours. 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. Unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16; Possession of indecent images; 15 mths. I have a theory that it is a supreme test – but not beyond the abilities of many swimmers. ...the total number of successful CSA swims. 63.0% of swimmers have been male. That is just a phrase for the ego. As a practice, I tried to swim around the Isle of Wight. Yes, there are some that I haven’t done – mainly due to force five or six winds. A woman from the USA has set a new world record by swimming four times non-stop across the English Channel. Occasionally I couldn’t – but it wasn’t often. What about the factors that make it so hard? So Mike Read holds the King of the Channel Trophy, although he has done one less swim than I have. Perry, Jared . I am 69 now. News Toobs wonder dog 'swims' English Channel Falmouth. 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. Then at 11, when we were doing two length races, my contemporaries would beat me but I would win over three or four lengths. All Rights Reserved. Show caption 1 / 1. It was said to be impossible. Why are the coastguards involved in my swim. Includes details on direcction & time. It is a supreme test, both mentally and physically. 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. Working 70 hours a week and preparing for three way Channel attempts was not easy. The Channel Swimming Association was founded in 1927 and is internationally recognised to observe and authenticate channel swims. He’s King of the Channel. Indecent assault ; 7. 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