Thursday, 27 August 2009

Channel Statistics

There have been a total of 2245 Channel swims, 206 of which have been part of multiple-way swims.

1056 swimmers have completed a total of 1471 solo swims.

Approximately 3903 swimmers have taken part in 647 relay swims and 127 special category swims.
64.7% of swimmers have been male (solo, relay and special category).
35.3% of swimmers have been female.

The average age of a solo swimmer is 33 years, 191 days (based on 574 swims, 39% of all solos)

35.8% of solo swims have been made by swimmers from the UK, 20.4% from the USA.

Average solo crossing time: 13 hours, 19 minutes and 42 seconds.Average relay crossing time: 12 hours, 15 minutes and 14 seconds.

Average special category crossing time: 12 hours, 47 minutes and 28 seconds.

If every successful Channel swim was made consecutively, it would take 3 years, 119 days, 4 hours, 47 minutes and 39 seconds.

The most successful day of the year, with 47 swims, is 28th August

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