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, 344 days - based on 849 swims, 38% of all solo swims.
The average age of a relay swimmer is 35 years, 28 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.