Queens of the Channel

The following list indicates the chronological listing of female swimmers with the most crossings of the Channel - i.e. the Queens of the Channel. A prestigious title that was initiated by the Channel Swimming Association but now incorporates swims verified by the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation.
Gertrude
Ederle
Florence
Chadwick
Greta
Andersen
Cynthia
Nicholas
Alison
Streeter



Crossings

Swimmer

Year

Time

Comments

1 Gertrude Ederle 1926 14:39 `
2 Florence Chadwick 1953 14:42 `
3 Florence Chadwick 1955 13:55 `
4 Greta Andersen 1964 13:40 `
5 Greta Andersen 1965 13:49 `
6 Cynthia Nicholas 1978 12:15 `
7 Cynthia Nicholas 1979 10:10 `
8 Cynthia Nicholas 1979 10:45 `
9 Cynthia Nicholas 1979 19:12 2-Way
10 Cynthia Nicholas ` ` `
11 Cynthia Nicholas 1980 10:19 `
12 Cynthia Nicholas 1980 10:00 `
13 Cynthia Nicholas 1981 10:11 `
14 Cynthia Nicholas 1982 22:21 2-Way
15 Cynthia Nicholas ` ` `
16 Cynthia Nicholas 1982 18:56 2-Way
17 Cynthia Nicholas ` ` `
18 Cynthia Nicholas 1982 20:09 2-Way
19 Cynthia Nicholas ` ` `
20 Alison Streeter 1992 22:20 Second leg of 2-Way
21 Alison Streeter 1993 10:16 `
22 Alison Streeter 1993 11:14 `
23 Alison Streeter 1993 10:17 `
24 Alison Streeter 1994 10:48 `
25 Alison Streeter 1994 9:40 `
26 Alison Streeter 1994 10:24 `
27 Alison Streeter 1994 11:26 `
28 Alison Streeter 1995 11:53 `
29 Alison Streeter 1995 9:55 `
30 Alison Streeter 1995 10:58 `
31 Alison Streeter 1995 20:55 2-Way
32 Alison Streeter ` ` `
33 Alison Streeter 1996 9:30 `
34 Alison Streeter 1996 9:31 `
35 Alison Streeter 1997 11:35 `
36 Alison Streeter 1997 11:14 `
37 Alison Streeter 1998 10:56 `
38 Alison Streeter 1999 11:03 `
39 Alison Streeter 2000 12:28 `
40 Alison Streeter 2001 14:24 `
41 Alison Streeter 2003 12:58 `
42 Alison Streeter 2003 13:44 `
43 Alison Streeter 2004 12:35 `

Photographic Acknowledgments:
Gertrude Ederle image is taken from Richard Broer's web-site Netherlands Open Water Web.
Florence Chadwick image is taken from Sam Rockett's book "It's cold in the
Greta Andersen image is taken from Conrad Wennerberg's book "Wind, waves, and sunburn".

Created: 4th May 2003
Last Updated: 4th July 2015