Channel swimming statistics & information
There have been a total of 3,781 Channel swims, with 1,751 swimmers completing 2,278 solo swims.
Approximately 7,327 swimmers have taken part in 991 relay swims and 512 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, 13 days (based on 857 swims, 38% of all solo swims).
The average age of a relay swimmer is 34 years, 273 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, 32 minutes, 23 seconds.
Average relay crossing time: 12 hours, 42 minutes, 44 seconds.
Average special category crossing time: 13 hours, 18 minutes, 49 seconds.
If every successful Channel swim was made consecutively, it would take 5 years, 267 days, 19 hours, 41 minutes, 40 seconds.
The most successful day of the year is 28 August with 55 swims.