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Channel swimming records

Queen of the Channel
Alison Streeter MBE, who lives in Dover, and has made 43 successful crossings.

King of the English Channel
Kevin Murphy, who has made 34 successful crossings.

Fastest Crossing
Trent Grimsey (Australia), England to France in six hours, 55 minutes on 8 September 2012.

Fastest Woman
Yvetta Hlavacova (Czech Republic) seven hours, 25 minutes and 15 seconds on 5 August 2006.

Fastest France to England
Richard Davey, 23, of Dover, eight hours five minutes, 8 September 1988.

Fastest Woman France to England
Alison Streeter, eight hours 48 minutes, 1988.

Oldest
Roger Allsopp, 70 years 147 days, (Guernsey) 17 hours 51 minutes, 31 August 2011.

Oldest Woman
Susan Oldham, 64 years 10 months, from Perth, Australia, 17 hours 32 minutes, 8 August 2010.

Oldest British Man
Roger Allsopp, 70 years 147 days, from Guernsey, 17 hours 51 minutes, 31 August 2011.

Oldest British Woman
Linda Ashmore, 60 years 10 months 4 days, from Weymouth, 15 hours 11 minutes, 26 August 2007.

Youngest
Thomas Gregory, 11 years 11 months, from Eltham Swimming Club, England, 11 hours 54 minutes, 6 September 1988.

Youngest Girl
Samantha Druce, 12 years 118 days (England), 15 hours 27 minutes, 1983.

A minimum age limit of 16 years for solo swims has since been introduced.

Youngest Relay
Bristol English Channel Swimmers, all twelve years old - average age of 12 years 118 days, 13 hours 25 minutes, 3/4 September 2010.

First Man
Captain Matthew Webb, 21 hours 45 minutes, 24 August 1875.

First Woman
Gertrude Ederle (USA), 6 August 1926.

Fastest Two-Way Solo, England/France/England
Phil Rush (New Zealand), 16 hours 10 minutes, 1987.

Fastest Two-Way Solo Woman
Susie Maroney (Australia), 17 hours 14 minutes, 1991.

Fastest Two-Way Solo, France/England/France
Phil Rush (New Zealand), 20 hours 26 minutes, 1987.

Fastest Three-Way Solo
Phil Rush (New Zealand), 28 hours 21 minutes, 1987.

First Three-Way Solo
Jon Erikson (USA), 38 hours 26 minutes, 1981.

First Woman Three-Way Solo, England/France/England/France
Alison Streeter (UK), 34 hours 40 minutes, 1990.

Fastest Relay One-Way Swim
American National Team, six hours 52 minutes, 1990.

Fastest Four Person Relay
De La Manche Al Canal (Spain), eight hours 41 minutes, 18th July 2006.

Fastest Relay Two-Way Swim
American National Team, 14 hours 18 minutes, 1990.

Fastest Relay Two-Way, France/England/France
Sun Rice Australia, 20 hours 40 minutes, 1993.

First All-Female Relay Two-Way Swim
UK Team, 25 hours one minute 14 to 16 August 1996. Team members were Alison Streeter, Cathy Betts, Lee Williams, Debbie Hurwitt, Claire O'Donnell and Margaret Partridge.

Fastest Relay Three-Way Swim
Sport City Mexico, 30 hours seven minutes, 2007.

Fastest Relay Three-Way Swim (France/England/France/England)
Sun Rice Australia, 32 hours 24 minutes, 1993.

Fastest Relay Four-Way Swim
Sport City Mexico, 42 hours 11 minutes, 2007.

Fastest Junior Relay One-Way
Egyptian LDSF Juniors, seven hours 43 minutes, 1999.

Fastest Junior Relay One-Way France to England
British Long Distance Swimming Association Junior Members, eight hours 46 minutes, 1984.

The Only Belgium to England Relay
RAF Air Force, 27 hours 56 minutes, 1995.

Longest One-Way Swim (England to France)
Jackie Cobell (UK) 28 hours 44 minutes, 24/25 July 2010.

Longest Two-Way Swim
Antonio Abertondo (Argentina), 43 hours 10 minutes, 1961.

First Twins
Sarah and Carole Hunt, 26, from Morton, Derbyshire, UK, nine hours 29 minutes, August 1988.