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The Kings of the ChannelĀ® 1875-2012

Crossings Swimmer Hours Minutes Year
1 Matthew Webb 21 45 1875
2 Edward Temme 15 34 1934
3 William Barnie 15 01 1951
4 Brojan Das 14 43 1960
5 Brojan Das 11 48 1961
6 Brojan Das 10 35 1961
7 Mervyn Sharp 13 42 1974
8 Desmond Renford 13 08 1975
9 Desmond Renford 13 12 1976
10 Desmond Renford 12 02 1977
11 Desmond Renford 13 35 1978
12 Desmond Renford 12 33 1978
13 Desmond Renford 14 01 1979
14 Desmond Renford 11 42 1979
15 Desmond Renford 14 09 1979
16 Desmond Renford 12 43 1979
17 Michael Read 17 55 1979
18 Michael Read 14 52 1980
19 Desmond Renford 13 48 1980
20 Michael Read 15 22 1980
21 Michael Read 16 48 1981
22 Michael Read 15 32 1981
23 Michael Read 15 45 1981
24 Michael Read 12 57 1982
25 Michael Read 15 05 1982
26 Michael Read 18 21 1983
27 Michael Read 14 53 1983
28 Michael Read 14 31 1983
29 Michael Read 15 28 1983
30 Michael Read 14 05 1984
31 Michael Read 13 24 1984
32 Kevin Murphy 15 10 2000
33 Michael Read 15 29 2004


The Association appreciates that some swimmers may wish to make their attempts outside of the Rules and Conditions of the Channel Swimming Association and we regret that we are unable to verify these swims and are unable to include them in our lists of successful swims. Consequently swims conducted outside of CSA control do not qualify for this award.