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Solo Swims Statistics

The statistics on this page are based on solo Channel swims database compiled by Julian Critchlow. If you can provide any additional information or if you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us or Julian by email published on his website.

List of contents

1. Solo crossings numbers
2. Channel records
3. Multiple swims
4. Multiple crossings
5. Crossings by country

 Solo crossings numbers

Overall Men Women E/F F/E M E/F M F/E W E/F W F/E
Swimmers14611007454131921191314140670
1-way swimmers14581005453131519191013240559
2-way swimmers261313
3-way swimmers321
Crossings193112996321650281111418553696
1-way crossings184412595851605239109316651273
2-way crossings391722
3-way crossings321

 Channel crossing records

Swimmer Date Overall Men Women E/F F/E M E/F M F/E W E/F W F/E
Current Records 06:55:00 06:55:00 07:25:15 06:55:00 08:05:00 06:55:00 08:05:00 07:25:15 08:48:00 Details
Grimsey, Trent08 Sep 201206:55:0006:55:0006:55:0006:55:00Details
Stoychev, Petar24 Aug 200706:57:5006:57:5006:57:5006:57:50Details
Hlavacova, Yvetta05 Aug 200607:25:1507:25:15Details
Wandratsch, Christof01 Aug 200507:03:5207:03:5207:03:5207:03:52Details
Hundeby, Chad27 Sep 199407:17:0007:17:0007:17:0007:17:00Details
Streeter, Alison20 Sep 198808:48:00Details
Davey, Richard08 Sep 198808:05:0008:05:00Details
Rush, Philip16 Aug 198708:15:0008:15:00Details
Rush, Philip16 Aug 198707:55:0007:55:00Details
Asmuth, Paul29 Aug 198508:12:0008:12:00Details
Johnson, Eric13 Aug 198508:20:0008:20:0008:20:00Details
Dunsbee, Lyndon07 Jul 198408:34:0008:34:0008:34:00Details
Charlesworth, Richard15 Jul 198208:52:0008:52:00Details
Erikson, Jon19 Aug 197908:38:0008:38:00Details
Brouwer, Ton04 Aug 197908:44:0008:44:00Details
Dean, Penny Lee29 Jul 197807:40:0007:40:0007:40:0007:40:00Details
Shazley, Nasser el21 Aug 197708:45:0008:45:0008:45:0008:45:00Details
Acet, Erdal31 Aug 197609:02:0009:02:00Details
Brook, Wendy31 Aug 197608:56:0008:56:0008:56:0008:56:00Details
Saleh, Marawan18 Aug 197609:27:0009:27:00Details
Bischoff, Tina05 Aug 197609:03:0009:03:0009:03:0009:03:00Details
Gad, Monir Amin14 Aug 197509:40:00Details
Nicholas, Cynthia29 Jul 197509:46:00Details
Cox, Lynne10 Aug 197309:36:0009:36:0009:36:00Details
Hart, Richard Davis20 Aug 197209:44:0009:44:00Details
Cox, Lynne20 Jul 197209:57:0009:57:0009:57:00Details
Ebbelaar, Corrie05 Sep 197110:43:00Details
McGill, Linda30 Nov 196709:59:0009:59:00Details
Gray, Elaine30 Nov 196710:24:0010:24:00Details
Andersen, Greta29 Sep 196413:40:00Details
Watson, Barry16 Aug 196409:35:0009:35:0009:35:0009:35:00Details
Das, Brojen21 Sep 196110:35:0010:35:00Details
Jensen, Helge31 Aug 196010:23:0010:23:0010:23:0010:23:00Details
Couto, Abilio11 Sep 195912:49:0012:49:00Details
Anderson, Greta22 Aug 195811:01:0011:01:00Details
Forsberg, C. Gerald30 Nov 195713:33:0013:33:00Details
Chadwick, Florence11 Oct 195513:55:0013:55:00Details
Pickering, William26 Aug 195514:06:0014:06:00Details
Chadwick, Florence03 Sep 195314:42:0014:42:00Details
Chadwick, Florence10 Sep 195116:19:00Details
Fisher, Brenda16 Aug 195112:42:0012:42:00Details
Abd el Rehim, Hassan22 Aug 195010:50:0010:50:0010:50:0010:50:00Details
Chadwick, Florence08 Aug 195013:23:0013:23:00Details
Blower, Thomas29 Aug 194815:31:0015:31:00Details
Wheatcroft, Fernley28 Aug 193813:35:0013:35:00Details
Temme, Edward19 Aug 193415:34:0015:34:00Details
Michel, Georges09 Sep 192611:05:0011:05:0011:05:0011:05:00Details
Vierkotter, Arnst30 Aug 192612:40:0012:40:0012:40:0012:40:00Details
Ederle, Gertrude06 Aug 192614:39:0014:39:0014:39:0014:39:00Details
Tiroboschi, Enrico12 Aug 192316:33:0016:33:0016:33:0016:33:00Details
Webb, Matthew24 Aug 187521:45:0021:45:0021:45:0021:45:00Details

 Multiple swims

No of CrossingsSwimmer(s)Total
43Streeter, Alison1
34Murphy, Kevin1
33Read, Michael1
19Nicholas, Cynthia; Renford, Desmond2
15MacDonald, Marcella1
14Jurzynski, Peter1
11Erikson, Jon1
10Clarke, Karteek; Rush, Philip2
9Adams, Nicholas1
8Fujita, Miyuki; Hetzel, Thomas2
7Sharp, Mervyn1
6Das, Brojen; Lewis, Rebecca; McCardel, Chloë; Toledano Cadena, Nora4
5Abertondo, Antonio; Bolliger, Vedika [Karin]; Fry, Elizabeth; Mekki, Alawi; Minty-Gravett [Minty], Sally; Newman, Marc6
4Abd el Rehim, Hassan; Chadwick, Florence; Cleveland, Anne; Gollop, Philip; Johnson, Stuart; Mavra, Boris; Morgan, David; Trehiou [Prunty], Wendy; Van Der Laan, Irene; Watson, Barry; Yates, Stephen11
3Anderson, Greta; Asmuth, Paul; Barnie, William E. (Ned); Blick, Kevin; Blower, Thomas; Caballero Echeverría, Jaime; Čech, David; Cheesman, Timothy; Couto, Abilio; Cross, Michael; De Souza, Igor; Erikson, Ted; Faidalla, Ibrahim; Hassan Hamed, Mareeh; Heim, Suzanne; Hlavacova, Yvetta; Khairy, Abla Adel; Llewellyn Hickling, Liane; Macy, Michelle; Maroney, Susie; McGill, Linda; Miller, Doreen (Dori); Muir, Ian; Nortje, Barend; Parcells, David; Saleh, Marawan; Serra, Jose; Sharma, Rashmi; Shenoy, Taranath; Stockdale, Christopher; Townley-Rivett, Paula; Trusty, Norman; Turner, Derek; Van Wisse, John; Zirganos, Jason35
2Abou Heif, Abd el Latif; Acet, Erdal; Allsopp, Roger; Amyot, Jacques; Andersen, Greta; Arguelles, Antonio; Austin, Gary; Aydin, Ersin; Bauer, Sally; Bayliss, Mark; Beniston, Karl; Blears, James; Boucher, Jim; Bradshaw, Julie; Brisson, Michael; Camarero, Alfredo; Cameron, David; Carpio, Daniel; Chowdhury, Bula; Cox, Lynne; Cummins, Lisa; Damas Ribeiro, Dailza; Davey, Richard; Dixon, Kelly; Down, Ian; Dunsbee, Lyndon; El Arabi, Saied; Estadieu, Sylvain; Fagg, Leigh; Faidalla, Nazia; Fisher, Brenda; Flambard, Richard; France, Emma; Gad, Monir Amin; Gaffney, Eoin; George, Rosemary; Georgiou, Julius; Golding, Clifford [Cliff]; Gregory, Michael; Gutierrez, Javier; Hains, Chris; Hart, Richard Davis; Hayward, Jonathan; Herron, Paul; Hessom, Rachel; Hopfensperger, Paul; Hopkin, Lorraine; Horner, Elisabeth; Jennings, Michael; Jensen, Helge; Kammersgaard, Jenny; Khalil, Mostafa; Le Morvan, Roger; Levine, Nicholas; Lopez-Bonilla, Laura; Maier, Michael; Mandour, Magdi; Marquez Colin, Raquel; Meca, David; Mickman, Philip; Millett, Paul; Millichip [Joyce], Nicola; Minty, David; Momtaz, Osama Ahmed; Morand, Raphael; Neill, Tina; Niemz, Vasanti; Novak, Jan; Ogawa, Toshio; Oldham, Susan (Sue); Onuki, Teruko; Palfrey, Penny; Pereira, Baptista; Pinto, Paolo; Plit, Claudio; Psilolignou, Sophia; Rising, Philip; Rodriguez Barroso, Hugo; Sheppard, Chris; Shields, Belinda; Sifleet, Christine; Simon, Samantha; Sowter [Williams], Lee; Spokes [Masters; Gilbert], June; Stoychev, Petar; Taylor, Stella; Temme, Edward; Tew, Paul; Tresserras, Montserrat; Van Staveren, Joke; Van Vooren, Pierre; Van Wisse, Tammy; Venclovsky, Frantisek; Wandratsch, Christof; Welch, Haydn; Whetter, Richard; Wildschut, Monique97

Multiple crossings

Triples

SwimmerDate1st Leg2nd Leg3nd LegTotal Time
1Erikson, Jon11 Aug 198110:10:0013:14:0015:03:0038:27:00Details
2Rush, Philip16 Aug 198707:55:0008:15:0012:11:0028:21:00Details
3Streeter, Alison02 Aug 199010:36:0010:35:0013:29:0034:40:00Details

Doubles

SwimmerDate1st Leg2nd LegTotal Time
1Abertondo, Antonio20 Sep 196118:50:0024:20:0043:10:00Details
2Erikson, Ted19 Sep 196514:15:0015:48:0030:03:00Details
3Murphy, Kevin04 Aug 197015:35:0019:35:0035:10:00Details
4Erikson, Jon14 Aug 197511:59:0017:51:0029:50:00Details
5Murphy, Kevin30 Aug 197515:00:0021:03:0036:03:00Details
6Nicholas, Cynthia07 Sep 197708:58:0010:57:0019:55:00Details
7Nicholas, Cynthia04 Aug 197908:55:0010:17:0019:12:00Details
8Erikson, Jon19 Aug 197908:38:0013:38:0022:16:00Details
9Nicholas, Cynthia09 Aug 198108:29:0013:52:0022:21:00Details
10Nicholas, Cynthia28 Aug 198208:32:0010:23:0018:55:00Details
11Nicholas, Cynthia13 Sep 198208:50:0011:19:0020:09:00Details
12Streeter, Alison03 Aug 198309:22:0011:54:0021:16:00Details
13Van Der Laan, Irene18 Aug 198308:10:0010:05:0018:15:00Details
14Momtaz, Osama Ahmed21 Jul 198410:15:0011:22:0021:37:00Details
15Rush, Philip09 Sep 198509:03:0008:53:0017:56:00Details
16Murphy, Kevin17 Aug 198711:45:0020:57:0032:42:00Details
17Maroney, Susie22 Jul 199108:19:0008:55:0017:14:00Details
18Streeter, Alison05 Aug 199210:29:0011:51:0022:20:00Details
19Townley-Rivett, Paula13 Aug 199310:41:0011:30:0022:11:00Details
20Toledano Cadena, Nora05 Aug 199410:03:0013:35:0023:38:00Details
21Streeter, Alison21 Jul 199508:50:0012:05:0020:55:00Details
22Adams, Nicholas23 Jul 199511:40:0015:48:0027:28:00Details
23De Souza, Igor27 Aug 199709:31:0009:02:0018:33:00Details
24MacDonald, Marcella27 Jul 200109:53:0011:26:0021:19:00Details
25Parcells, David16 Aug 200210:12:0011:18:0021:30:00Details
26Cleveland, Anne30 Jul 200411:51:0016:45:0028:36:00Details
27MacDonald, Marcella03 Sep 200411:14:0011:46:0023:00:00Details
28Čech, David06 Aug 200609:06:0010:48:0019:54:00Details
29Llewellyn Hickling, Liane02 Aug 200911:20:0016:15:0027:35:00Details
30Cummins, Lisa19 Sep 200914:36:0020:24:0035:00:00Details
31McCardel, Chloë22 Jul 201010:37:0011:11:0021:48:00Details
32Van Wisse, John07 Aug 201009:23:3210:32:1619:55:48Details
33Fry, Elizabeth19 Aug 201113:20:3011:20:4024:41:10Details
34Johnson, Stuart20 Aug 201113:28:0012:22:0025:50:00Details
35Johnson, Stuart03 Sep 201211:43:0012:47:0024:30:00Details
36McCardel, Chloë08 Sep 201209:50:0009:30:0019:20:00Details
37Caballero Echeverría, Jaime07 Aug 201312:00:0012:35:0024:35:00Details
38Trehiou [Prunty], Wendy21 Aug 201317:08:0022:01:0039:09:00Details
39MacDonald, Marcella28 Aug 201311:55:1512:21:0024:16:15Details

 Crossings by country

Country Total No. of Crossings First Crossing
UK737 (10 doubles, 1 triple) 1875
USA385 (9 doubles, 1 triple) 1923
Australia144 (6 doubles) 1965
Ireland64 (1 double) 1987Details
South Africa47 1926Details
Egypt46 (1 double) 1928Details
India45 1958Details
Canada42 (5 doubles) 1951Details
Mexico30 (1 double) 1955Details
Netherlands29 (1 double) 1951Details
New Zealand28 (1 double, 1 triple) 1965Details
Japan26 1982Details
Brazil25 (1 double) 1958Details
France24 1926Details
Germany24 1926Details
Spain19 (1 double) 1958Details
Belgium18 1949Details
Czech Republic16 1998Details
Argentina15 (1 double) 1950Details
Denmark10 1950Details
Greece10 1950Details
Turkey10 1954Details
Italy9 1923Details
Czechoslovakia8 (1 double) 1971Details
Saudi Arabia8 1975Details
Switzerland8 1988Details
Pakistan7 1958Details
Sweden6 1939Details
Syria6 1954Details
Guatemala5 1965Details
Hungary5 1978Details
Zimbabwe5 1959Details
Lebanon4 1953Details
Norway4 2000Details
Poland4 1975Details
Portugal4 1954Details
Russia4 2006Details
Slovakia4 2002Details
Bulgaria3 2006Details
Malaysia3 2003Details
Yugoslavia3 1959Details
China2 2001Details
Croatia2 2004Details
Cyprus2 2003Details
Finland2 2008Details
Macedonia2 2009Details
Peru2 1947Details
Venezuela2 1999Details
Austria1 1934Details
Bangladesh1 1988Details
Barbados1 2003Details
Botswana1 2011Details
Chile1 1982Details
Ecuador1 1997Details
Iceland1 2008Details
Iran1 1966Details
Iraq1 1959Details
Israel1 1993Details
Jordan1 2012Details
Korea1 1982Details
Malta1 1989Details
Namibia1 1999Details
Northern Cyprus1 1999Details
Serbia1 2010Details
Singapore1 2005Details
Slovenia1 1997Details
Tunisia1 1993Details
Ukraine1 2006Details
Uruguay1 1998Details
Vanuatu1 2013Details
Zambia1 2005Details