17# FINA World Championships '17, Budapest, Hungary

solo Channel swims database

Fellow swimmers:

Thanks to Julian Critchlow's efforts we now have an updated solo Channel swims database on CS&PF website:

We hope it is the most comprehensive list of Channel swims that includes both CSA and CS&PF swimmers. And if you like statistics, we have and pages to answer all sorts of questions about who was first, last and in-between.

Survey Results: X Ray of Open Water Swimmers

A couple of weeks ago decided to launch a new survey (X ray of open water swimmers) to understand the who, what, where, when and why of open water swimmers.  They now have the results.

1. Age

Average: 44 years old
Youngest: 19
Oldest: 72

Age - Open Water Swimmer Survey

Welcome to "Becoming a Channel swimmer"

Becoming a Channel Swimming magazineKaren Throsby is a sociology lecturer at the University of Warwick.
The website is part of a two and half year ESRC-funded sociological research project, entitled "Becoming a Channel swimmer: identity and embodiment in an extreme sporting culture".

After two and a half fabulous years of fieldwork, reading, writing, and of course, lots of swimming, the funded period of the project has now come to an end, and she is concentrating on writing the research up in journals and as a book, currently titled, "Immersion".

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solo Channel swims database


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