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Canadians Cross the Channel (31)



There are many difficulties in assembling a list of Canadians who have completed te Cannel. A number of swimmers have a joint Citizenship; however, they may only declare one of those associations when registering with the bodies that monitor Channel swims. An example of such dual citizenship is that of Commander Gerald Forsberg

CSA swims are denoted, where possible, with their CSA-number for their crossing.

More comprehensive data on all Channel swims can be found on Julian Critchlow's site

YEAR DATE SWIMMER, Age (Swim #) Direction and
CSA or CS&PF Registration
TIME
1951 16 Aug Winnie Roach, 25 FE-26 13:25
1955 31 Jul Marilyn Bell, 17 FE-32 14:36
1956 17 Jul Jacques Amyot, XX (1) FE-34 13:02
1957 XX ??? Gerald Forsberg, 45
World Record
Born in Canada
EF-13 13:33
1963 XX ??? Claudia McPherson FE-76 17:17
1964 XX Aug Robert Cossette
Polio Victim
FE-85 12:05
1975 29 Jul Cindy Nicholas, 17 (FE-1) FE-127 9:46
29 Aug Jacques Amyot, XX (2) FE-95 12:33
1976 6 Sep Cindy Nicholas, 19 (EF-1) EF-118 10:20
17 Sep Cindy Nicholas, 19 (EF-2) EF-120 10:24
1977 7 Sep Cindy Nicholas, 20 (EFE-1)
First Woman Two-way
EFE-6 19:55
8:58 + 10:57
1978 27 Aug Cindy Nicholas, 21 (FE-2)
Queen of The Channel - 6 Crossings
FE-138 12:15
28 Aug Loreen Passfield, 18 EF-159 9.02
1979 4 Aug Cindy Nicholas, 21 (EFE-2)
World Record
Queen of The Channel - 9 Crossings
EFE-7 19:12
8:55 + 10:17
28 Aug Cindy Nicholas, 22 (EF-3) EF-181 10:10
1 Sep Cindy Nicholas, 22 (FE-3) FE-139 10:45
1980 19 Aug Cindy Nicholas, 22 (EF-4) EF-201 10:19
3 Sep Cindy Nicholas, 23 (EF-5)
Queen of The Channel - 11 Crossings
EF-207 10:00
1981 9-10 Aug Cindy Nicholas, 23 (EFE-3)
Splits: 8:29 (World Record) and 13:52
Queen of The Channel - 15 Crossings
EFE-9 22:21
24 Aug Cindy Nicholas, 24 (EF-6) EF-217 10:11
1982 28 Aug Cindy Nicholas, 25 (EFE-4)
World Record
EFE-10 18:55
8:32 + 10:33
13 Sep Cindy Nicholas, 25 (EFE-5)
Queen of The Channel - 19 Crossings
EFE-11 20:09
8:50 + 11:19
1987 18 Aug Nathalie Patenaude EF-322 9:56
1988 6 Aug John Cormier EF-349 11:40
1989 10 Jul Vicki Keith, 28
First crossing on Butterfly
EF-368 23:33
27 Jul Vincent Pogachar, 57 EF-370 15:50
24 Aug David Frank EF-382 11:22
24 Aug Barbara McNeill EF-383 17:10
7 Sep Kim Middleton, 34 EF-385 16:33
1995 19 Aug Shane Collins EF-511 13:59
2000 XX ??? Bill Borger EF-640 12:11
2008 28 Jul Brent Hobbs, 40 EF-786 10:43
2009 6 Sep Allison Donelon, 18 EF-814 12:06
2010 20 Jul Rod Craig, 49 EF-835 12:21:44
28 Sep Jordan Waxman CS&PF 14:06
22 Jul Kristin Roe, 29 CS&PF 16:40
2011 21 Aug Marilyn Korzekwa, 54 EF-886 16:40
2013 20 Aug Bradley Farquhar CS&PF 15:21:48
2014 22 Jul Meghan Chisholm, 19 EF-1010 14:39
4 Aug James Norton, 51
UK/CAN Citizen
CS&PF 14:59:14
5 Sep Thomas Van Every, 44 CS&PF 14:06:41
2015 21 Aug Wayne Strach, 60
Oldest Successful Canadian Swimmer
EF-1084 17:15
2016 6 Sep Samuel Bail, 30
Toronto
CSA, EF-??? 15:25:00
13 Sep Trinity Arsenault, 16
Youngest recorded Canadian crossing
CS&PF 12:30:00
2017 15 Jul Emily Epp, 17
Kelowna, BC
CSA, EF-??? 11:57:00
7 Aug Jessi Harewicz, 34 CSA, EF-??? 17:34:00`

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