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Channel swimming statistics & information

There have been a total of 3,726 Channel swims, with 1,731 swimmers completing 2,256 solo swims.

Approximately 7,189 swimmers have taken part in 976 relay swims and 494 special category swims.

63.6% of swimmers have been male.
36.4% of swimmers have been female.

The average age of a solo swimmer is 34 years, 348 days - based on 850 swims, 38% of all solo swims.
The average age of a relay swimmer is 35 years, 34 days.

32% of solo swims have been made by swimmers from the UK, 17% from the USA and 8% from Australia.

Average solo crossing time: 13 hours, 31 minutes, 50 seconds.
Average relay crossing time: 12 hours, 41 minutes, 53 seconds.
Average special category crossing time: 13 hours, 15 minutes, 40 seconds.

If every successful Channel swim was made consecutively, it would take 5 years, 234 days, 22 hours, 30 minutes, 47 seconds.

The most successful day of the year is 28 August with 55 swims.
 
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