Channel swimmer

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The comparative English Channel crossings of the fastest record holder Andreas Waschburger of Germany on 8 September 2023 and the longest record holder Sophie Etheridge of Great Britain on 23 August 2023
English Channel swimmer Martha Wood standing on Cap Gris Nez, France after her 12 hour 25 minute crossing of the English Channel. Photo by Elaine Howley
Ned Denison and channel swimmers on The Torture Swim in Cork, Ireland, produced by Alan Goldberg and hosted by Jeff Glor of 60 Minutes Sports
Forrest Nelson observing a channel swimmer in the Maui Channel in Hawaii
Penny Palfrey setting a world marathon swimming record in the Cayman Islands - Image by Spike
A channel swimmer escorted by a pace swimmer and John Pittman and support crew aboard the Outrider in the Catalina Channel
England on left, France on right, English Channel in middle. Photo by John Laurens

noun - Channel swimmer is an open water swimming athlete who competes in channel swimming competitions or attempts solo channel swims. Alternatively, it refers to an individual who has successfully swum across the English Channel as a soloist.


The channel swimmer completed a crossing of the Tsugaru Channel in her attempt to do the Oceans Seven.


marathon swimmer, open water swimmer, ultra-marathon swimmer, long distance swimmer

Swim The Channel

Tsugaru Channel Crossing

Video of Brad McVetta crossing the Tsugaru Channel courtesy of Masayuki Moriya of Ocean-navi and the Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association

Molokai Channel Crossing

Footage of Pat Gallant-Charette by Mike Scott in 2017

Driven, A Documentary of Marathon Swimming

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