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Channel Swimming Association Rules

Channel Swimming Association Rules

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For more information on the English Channel, visit http://www.channelswimmingassociation.com.
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Channel Swimming Association Rules

Swim application 'CUT OFF' date The Secretary is empowered to apply the following scale of additional charges for applications received after the 30th April, providing that no swim will be permitted until one calendar month following registration and that the final cut off date for registration is the 30th June. May £75 June £125 July £200. a) Artificial Aids: No person in an attempt to swim the Channel shall use or be assisted by an artificial aid of any kind, but is permitted to grease the body before a swim, use goggles, wear one cap, nose clip, ear plugs and one costume. i) Costume A 'Standard Swim Costume' (for both sexes) shall be of a material not offering Thermal Protection or Buoyancy and shall be Sleeveless and Legless: "Sleeveless" shall mean the Costume must not extend beyond the end of the shoulder onto the Upper Arm; "Legless" shall mean that the costume may not extend on to the Upper Leg below the level of the crotch. Approved Swimming Costumes ii) Swim Hat The hat shall not offer thermal protection or buoyancy. The Observer will have to approve the Costume and Cap. The Swimmer must make sure their Costume and cap are of an approved type before starting, as the Swim will not be recognised if they do not conform. iii) Light sticks The swimmer must wear 2 light sticks at night. b) Recognition: Solo Swims i) For a Swim to be officially recognised, the swimmer must enter the sea from the shore of departure and swim across the English Channel. (*) to finish on dry land, or (**) to touch steep cliffs of the opposite coast with no sea-water beyond. (note: Swimmers may finish in harbour water provided they land as in (*), or (**) ii) For a multiple crossing to be officially recognised, the swimmer must, as soon as his feet touch the ground, land as directly as possible in accordance with the above b) i). He must then return immediately to the water, where he may stand or sit for up to 10 minutes. During this time he must not be touched by any person, but may be handed food, grease, medicines or swimming apparel to be administered by himself. He must then, in agreement with the Observer, make the most direct and reasonable way towards water deep enough in which to swim, and commence swimming. In all the above conditions, the Observer's ruling will be final, subject to official ratification by the Committee. The time spent before the return swim starts shall be added to the time of the subsequent crossing. During a Swim, no physical contact with the swimmer shall be made by any person.

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Channel Swimming Association Rules
c) Ratification i) The timing of a swim shall start from the moment the swimmer enters the water until he completes the swim as laid down above. ii) The appointed Observer shall be in sole charge of the timing of the swim and shall be responsible for observing compliance with the rules, subject to ratification by the Committee. iii) Every application for recognition of a swim must be accompanied by the Pilot's chart positions and by the Observer's Report, recording incidents, time, tides, method of feeding, etc. The Committee may call for additional evidence if they require it. d) Additional Rules for Relay Teams i) Relay Teams may consist of two, three, four, five, six persons, or more, one of whom MUST be a full member - and will be classified accordingly. Team Members' names shall be given to the Official Observer before the actual commencement of the swim. Thereafter there shall be NO substitutions, or alteration of classification. ii) All Relay Team Members must be aged 12 years, or older, on the day the Swim commences and at least 50% of the Team shall be 16 years old, or older, on the day the Swim commences. iia) The CSA resolved on the 5th November 2006 that for teams of less than 6 persons, all members must be over 16 years of age. iii) 'Junior' Relay Teams must comprise Six Swimmers aged 12 years or older, on the day the Swim commences, but under the age of 16 years at the completion of the Swim. iv) In no circumstances shall more than one team be allowed to make their attempt from the same Pilot Boat v) Each swimmer shall swim for one hour each time he/she enters the water. vi) On receipt of a time signal, a take-over must be made within five minutes of the ending of the preceding swimmer's leg -and to effect the take-over the new swimmer shall swim up from behind the preceding swimmer. vii) Team members shall rotate in the same order throughout the swim. viii) Pace-making is forbidden in relay swims. e) Breaststroke, Backstroke or Butterfly Swims For a swim to be considered as a breaststroke, backstroke or butterfly swim the swimmer must: i) Advise the Secretary at least 48 hours before the attempt, ii) at all times throughout their attempt comply with the definition of that stroke as laid down by FINA. f) Additional Rules for Solo Swims The CSA resolved on the 26th November 2000 that Solo swimmers must be 16 years or older on the day the swim commences. g) Special Category Swims Rules Note: Rules as applicable With appropriate derogation of Rules specifically targeted to meet the needs of persons with disabilities.

For information on the Channel Swimming Association, visit www.channelswimmingassociation.com

Channel Swimming Association Rules
h) Non-Standard Channel Swims Rules: Rules as applicable Carried out with the appropriate derogation of the rules targeted to meet the requirements of Relay Swims. i) By those wishing to attempt an unassisted swim with an agreed derogation of the Standard rules. ii) By those who become unable (for reasons of prudence) to continue to meet the requirements of the Standard Rules but nevertheless complete their crossing, unassisted, by swimming. As stipulated from time to time by the Board The general rules of the Channel Swimming Association Ltd shall apply at all times. For clarification, at the 2001 AGM it was agreed that: 'Assisted Swims'/Unorthodox Crossings' are not registered by the Channel Swimming Association. Assisted swims/Unorthodox Crossings of the Channel i) Carried out by swimming, utilising a non-standard costume or cap, a thermal protection aid, a floatation aid, a propulsion aid, e.g. fins, hand paddles etc, or any other form of assistance.

For information on the Channel Swimming Association, visit www.channelswimmingassociation.com

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