Progression of Major Course Records

English Channel

England to France

Date Name Gender Nation Age Time
1875-08-25 Matthew Webb M GB 27 21:45:00
1934-08-19 Edward Temme M GB 15:34:00
1948-08-29 Tom Blower M GB 15:31:00
1953-09-03 Florence Chadwick F US 34 14:42:00
1955-08-26 William Pickering M GB 14:06:00
1955-10-11 Florence Chadwick F US 36 13:55:00
1957-??-NA Gerald Forsberg M GB 13:33:00
1959-09-11 Abilio Couto M BR 12:49:00
1960-08-31 Helge Jensen M DK 10:23:00
1972-07-20 Lynne Cox F US 15 09:57:00
1972-08-20 Richard Hart M US 09:44:00
1973-08-10 Lynne Cox F US 16 09:36:00
1976-08-05 Tina Bischoff F US 09:03:00
1976-08-31 Wendy Brook F GB 08:56:00
1977-08-21 Nasser El Shazly M EG 16 08:45:00
1978-07-29 Penny Lee Dean F US 23 07:40:00
1994-09-27 Chad Hundeby M US 23 07:17:00
2005-08-01 Christof Wandratsch M DE 38 07:03:52
2007-08-24 Petar Stoychev M BG 30 06:57:50
2012-09-08 Trent Grimsey M AU 24 06:55:00

Overall

Date Name Gender Nation Age Time Route
1875-08-25 Matthew Webb M GB 27 21:45:00 England to France
1923-08-12 Enrico Tiraboschi M IT 16:33:00 France to England
1926-08-06 Gertrude Ederle F US 20 14:39:00 France to England
1926-08-30 Ernst Vierkötter M DE 12:38:00 France to England
1926-09-09 Georges Michel M FR 11:05:00 France to England
1950-08-22 Hassan Abdel Rheim M EG 10:50:00 France to England
1960-08-31 Helge Jensen M DK 10:23:00 England to France
1964-08-16 Barry Watson M GB 25 09:35:00 France to England
1976-08-05 Tina Bischoff F US 09:03:00 England to France
1976-08-31 Wendy Brook F GB 08:56:00 England to France
1977-08-21 Nasser El Shazly M EG 16 08:45:00 England to France
1978-07-29 Penny Lee Dean F US 23 07:40:00 England to France
1994-09-27 Chad Hundeby M US 23 07:17:00 England to France
2005-08-01 Christof Wandratsch M DE 38 07:03:52 England to France
2007-08-24 Petar Stoychev M BG 30 06:57:50 England to France
2012-09-08 Trent Grimsey M AU 24 06:55:00 England to France

Catalina Channel

Catalina Island to Mainland

Date Name Gender Nation Age Time
1927-01-15 George Young M CA 17 15:44:30
1927-03-31 Kyle Leonard M US 15:11:38
1927-04-24 Byron Summers M US 24-25 13:35:00
1954-09-23 Thomas Park M CA 29-30 13:25:41
1958-10-05 Greta Andersen F US 31 10:49:41
1972-09-01 David Cox M US 08:50:00
1976-09-02 John York M US 15 08:49:50
1977-08-22 Mary Beth Colpo F US 08:43:16
1977-09-04 Penny Lee Dean F US 22 08:33:59
1983-09-13 Jim McConica M US 32 08:27:24
1993-09-24 Chad Hundeby M US 21-22 08:14:46
1994-10-10 Karen Burton Reeder F US 32 07:43:06
2012-10-05 Grace van der Byl F US 34 07:27:25

Overall

Date Name Gender Nation Age Time Route
1927-01-15 George Young M CA 17 15:44:30 Catalina Island to Mainland
1927-03-31 Kyle Leonard M US 15:11:38 Catalina Island to Mainland
1927-04-24 Byron Summers M US 24-25 13:35:00 Catalina Island to Mainland
1954-09-23 Thomas Park M CA 29-30 13:25:41 Catalina Island to Mainland
1956-06-17 Thomas Park M CA 30-31 09:10:30 Mainland to Catalina Island
1972-09-01 David Cox M US 08:50:00 Catalina Island to Mainland
1974-09-22 Lynne Cox F US 17 08:48:00 Mainland to Catalina Island
1976-09-01 Penny Lee Dean F US 21 07:15:55 Mainland to Catalina Island

Around Manhattan

Date Name Gender Nation Age Time
1915-09-05 Robert Dowling M US 18 13:45:00
1916-09-24 Ida Elionsky F US 11:35:00
1927-09-18 Byron Summers M US 25 08:56:00
1930-07-27 Sam Shields M US 24 08:35:00
1975-10-06 Diana Nyad F US 26 07:57:00
1982-09-14 David Horning M US 33 07:25:45
1983-09-07 Drury Gallagher M US 45 06:42:00
1985-10-12 Shelley Taylor-Smith F AU 24 06:12:29
1992-08-29 Kris Rutford M US 32 05:53:57
1995-07-14 Shelley Taylor-Smith F AU 33 05:45:25
2011-09-28 Oliver Wilkinson M AU 36 05:44:02

Strait of Gibraltar

Date Name Gender Nation Age Time

North Channel

Date Name Gender Nation Age Time
1947-07-27 Tom Blower M GB 15:26:00
1970-09-01 Kevin Murphy M GB 21 11:21:00
1988-08-22 Alison Streeter F GB 23 09:53:42
2013-07-15 Michelle Macy F US 36 09:34:39

Kaiwi Channel

Date Name Gender Nation Age Time
1961-09-?? Keo Nakama M US 15:30:00
1967-09-?? Harry Huffaker M US 13:35:00
1974-05-?? Jonathan Ezer M US 13:04:00
2010-07-?? Chris Palfrey M AU 12:53:00
2011-10-21 Darren Miller M US 28 12:12:00
2011-11-30 Penny Palfrey F AU 49 12:07:00
2015-09-21 Attila Mányoki M HU 42 12:02:00

Cook Strait

Date Name Gender Nation Age Time
1962-11-20 Barrie Devenport M NZ 27 11:20:00
1964-02-07 Keith Hancox M NZ 25 09:34:00
1977-02-13 John Coutts M NZ 19-20 09:25:00
1978-02-18 John Coutts M NZ 21 06:46:00
1981-02-01 John Koorey M AU 36-37 05:37:00
1986-01-20 Denise Anderson F NZ 21 05:04:00
2008-04-13 Casey Glover M NZ 21 04:37:00

Santa Barbara Channel

Anacapa Island - Mainland

Date Name Gender Nation Age Time
1978-08-09 Cindy Cleveland F US 22-23 06:12:00
2001-10-10 Scott Zornig M US 42 05:19:25
2008-07-26 Nicholas Caine M US 14-15 05:03:58
2012-09-09 Nicholas Vargas M US 17 04:58:11
2012-10-02 Jim McConica M US 61 04:38:07

Santa Cruz Island - Mainland

Date Name Gender Nation Age Time
1983-08-16 David Yudovin M US 32 15:15:30
2006-09-07 Paul Lewis M GB 45-46 13:16:30
2006-10-04 Ned Denison M IE 48 10:27:06
2012-09-15 Evan Morrison M US 32 09:47:39
2013-09-20 Jim McConica M US 62 08:59:58

Round Jersey

Date Name Gender Nation Age Time
1969-??-NA Denize Le Pennec F GB 13:55:00
1976-08-05 Jane Luscombe F JE 13:05:00
1977-08-17 David Minty M GB 13-14 10:54:30
1989-??-NA Alison Streeter F GB 09:53:00
2010-07-30 Nick Adams M GB 33 09:51:00
2011-08-01 Julieann Galloway F US 24-25 09:32:00
2014-07-16 Michelle Macy F US 37 09:29:00
2015-08-19 Ross Wisby M GB 28-29 09:26:00

Rottnest Channel

Date Name Gender Nation Age Time
1956-01-24 Gerd von Dincklage Schulenburg M DE 26 09:45:00
1956-03-25 Trevor Seaborn M NA 18 07:36:26
1983-03-13 Peter Tanham M AU 23 06:30:00
1985-02-24 Peter Tanham M AU 25 05:45:00
1987-02-14 Ken Patrick M NA 24 05:20:00
1989-02-25 Col Levison M NA 40 04:57:00
1991-02-06 Marc Newman M GB 21 04:55:13
1991-02-23 Peter Galvin M AU 20 04:30:03
1992-02-22 Tamara Bruce F AU 14 04:13:58
1993-02-20 David O’Brien M AU 24 04:02:08
2000-02-26 Mark Saliba M AU 20 04:00:15
2018-02-24 Solomon Wright M AU 19-20 03:59:28