Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation "Nothing great is easy", Captain Matthew Webb

The English Channel 

The English Channel is the 21 mile stretch of water that separates England and France.  The Channel has played its part in history over the past thousand years, and has now become the most iconic swim to tackle in the world.

One of the first questions people ask when they meet an open water swimmer is "Have you swum the Channel?".

Swimmers come from all over the world to attempt this 'Everest of Swimming'.

Welcome to our world.

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    Don't forget your passport!

    As the 2014 season gets under way, all swimmers should be aware of the recent changes in Channel regulations. Please read a message by the CS&PF Chairman Mike Oram Read more