Channel Swimming Association - Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree
Country: Great Britain
Year of Induction: 1996
The Channel Swimming Association was the primary organization that started the sport of marathon swimming. Its rules have served not only its own purposes, but also have provided models for the national and international rules of many federations and other governing bodies in the sport. The Manhattan Island Swimming Association, Catalina Channel Swimming Federation and Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association have emulated the Channel Swimming Association’s organization and rules.