Some articles on channel swimming, channel:
... The sport of Channel swimming traces its origins to the latter part of the 19th century when Captain Matthew Webb made the first observed and unassisted swim across the Strait of Dover ... feat and many dubious claims were being made, the Channel Swimming Association (CSA) was founded to authenticate and ratify swimmers' claims to have swum the Channel and to verify crossing times ... dissolved in 1999 and was succeeded by two separate organisations CSA (Ltd) and the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation (CSPF) ...
... The English "Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation" and the "Channel Swimming Association" state that "one standard swim cap" may be used for official ... by the official observer who accompanies the swimmer on the pilot boat across the channel ... Standard swim caps" that have been used by English Channel swimmers of record over the years include solid rubber "tank" style swim caps, molded rubber swim ...
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