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Channel swimming statistics and information

There have been a total of 3,942 Channel swims, with 1,834 swimmers completing 2,370 solo swims.

Approximately 7,655 swimmers have taken part in 1,022 relay swims and 550 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, 124 days (based on 917 swims, 39% of all solo swims).
The average age of a relay swimmer is 34 years, 299 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, 32 seconds.
Average relay crossing time: 12 hours, 45 minutes.
Average special category crossing time: 13 hours, 21 minutes, 57 seconds.

If every successful Channel swim was made consecutively, it would take 5 years, 360 days, 6 hours, 8 minutes, 14 seconds.

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

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