Channel swimming statistics and information

There have been a total of 4,133 Channel swims, with 1,881 swimmers completing 2,428 solo swims.

Approximately 8,215 swimmers have taken part in 1,062 relay swims and 643 special category swims.

63.0% of swimmers have been male.
37.0% of swimmers have been female.

The average age of a solo swimmer is 35 years, 167 days (based on 925 swims, 38% 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 8% from Australia.

Average solo crossing time: 13 hours, 33 minutes, 54 seconds.
Average relay crossing time: 12 hours, 46 minutes, 37 seconds.
Average special category crossing time: 13 hours, 24 minutes, 3 seconds.

If every successful Channel swim was made consecutively, it would take 6 years, 105 days, 5 hours, 16 minutes, 42 seconds.

The most successful day of the year is 22 August with 69 swims:

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