Channel swimming statistics and information

There have been a total of 3,925 Channel swims, with 1,829 swimmers completing 2,364 solo swims.

Approximately 7,598 swimmers have taken part in 1,019 relay swims and 542 special category swims.

63.3% of swimmers have been male.
36.7% of swimmers have been female.

The average age of a solo swimmer is 35 years, 130 days (based on 914 swims, 39% of all solo swims).
The average age of a relay swimmer is 34 years, 317 days.

32% of solo swims have been made by swimmers from the UK, 17% from the USA and 9% from Australia.

Average solo crossing time: 13 hours, 32 minutes, 37 seconds.
Average relay crossing time: 12 hours, 44 minutes, 37 seconds.
Average special category crossing time: 13 hours, 20 minutes, 8 seconds.

If every successful Channel swim was made consecutively, it would take 5 years, 350 days, 20 minutes, 29 seconds.

The most successful day of the year is 28 August with 61 swims:

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