Open Water Swimming with the experts

The King of the English Channel invites you to train under the direction of some of the world’s most experienced open water endurance swimmers.

Coastal swim

The only training camp with a costal sea swim, a unique experience which gives you a whole new perspective.

Night swimming

Experience swimming in open water at night. Whether you are in a Relay or Solo you may be starting your swim or finishing your swim swimming at night.

Do you need to do your 2024

Qualifying swim?


Steve Stievenart training with the King’s Swimmers

Stade 2: French TV

Menorca Swimming Camp

Beautiful water and a beautiful coastal swim at the White Sands Beach Club. Everything you need to train you for your long distance swim.

Get your 2 hour or 6 hour open water qualifing swim.

Why The Kings Team is the Best Team

Never has there been a team with so much open water experience.

Over 45 solo Channel crossings and 25 relays between them.

Dover Swimming Camp

You want to swim the Channel. Train in the Channel. We can help you. The King of both the English and North Channels invites you to train at Dover under the direction of some of the world’s most experienced open water endurance swimmers.

Swimming Loch Ness?


Piloting Services


We are taking bookings for Solo’s or Relay teams to swim the length of Loch Ness during July, August and September. Places are limited and proving popular with our overseas swimmers.

Ask yourself what better person could you have as your Pilot other than Kevin Murphy who has held the Loch Ness record at 10 hrs 36 mins as well as swimming it twice in a relay?



Menorca Swim Camp 2024

Long Distance Open Water Swimming Training Camp

31mar(mar 31)10:00 am06apr(apr 6)11:00 amMenorca week 1: Long Distance Open Water Swimming Training Camp 2024Swim with the Experts

07apr(apr 7)10:00 am13(apr 13)11:00 amMenorca week 2: Long Distance Open Water Swimming Training Camp 2024Swim with the ExpertsFULLY BOOKED

14apr(apr 14)10:00 am20(apr 20)11:00 amMenorca week 3: Long Distance Open Water Swimming Training Camp 2024Swim with the ExpertsFULLY BOOKED



Dover Swim Camp 2024

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Dover Training

We are training swimmers 7 days a week in Dover, tailored to suit your swim window.


No matter whether your dream is a solo Channel swim, a Channel relay or any other open water event, we can help turn that dream into a reality.

Kevin aka the King:

sleeps until the next camp








I have trained with The King’s Swimmers for my successful English channel crossing in 2020 as well as being guided by them in 2019 for a Loch Ness relay.

They have been incredibly flexible in tailoring training programmes to my own requirements.

My 2020 Channel Solo was a PB by nearly 4hrs and their unparalleled experience certainly helped play a part in that.

I look forward to working with them again for future swimming adventures.

Colin France

England-France 11hrs 46mins

I started training with The Kings Swimmers in May 2020 and have to say they are amazing! Such a wealth of knowledge between them, I felt I got the best advice on everything Channel related including feeding and support on the big day.

During my training I was given the confidence to take on a 6 hour qualifying swim, long training swims, successful Channel relay swim and to complete a very successful English Channel solo swim in a time I’m proud of.
I would certainly recommend The Kings Swimmers to anyone looking at taking on long swimming challenges, and I look forward to training with them in the future.
Lucy Ashdown-Parkes

England to France 14hrs 20mins

On September 2nd 2020, I embarked on my swim across the channel. It was the hardest thing I have ever done but having spent many months listening to wise words and guidance from Kathy, Kevin and their amazing team, I really believed I had a good chance of success. 15 hours and 16 minutes later, I arrived in France! I put my success down to The King’s Swimmers who told me how far, how long and how much swimming I should be doing each week from when I did my qualifier with them in May. If Dover was closer to my home then they wouldn’t be able to get rid of me even though I’m not training for a specific event at the moment! They really are a very special team. 

Sophie Brunt

England to France 15hrs 16mins

‘The Kings Swimmers training camp was an amazing experience. Kevin, Kathy, Ian and Paula are a great team with bags of experience. I’ve come away knowing more about myself by pushing my limits and also what I need to do to give myself the best chance of successfully crossing the Channel.’

Lee Johnson

Booked for Channel swim September 2021

Channel Relay? We can train you individually or the whole team!

Are are two regulatory organisations for Channel swimming?

Yes: The Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation and the Channel Swimming Association Ltd.

I want to swim the English Channel. What should I do?

Your first step must be to book a boat and pilot. 

How do I book a pilot?

We are closely allied with the CS&PF and contact details for their pilots are on the CS&PF website You should ask them about their availability in the year you wish to book.

They are self employed and do their own bookings.They are often heavily booked but remember that there is usually a good reason why a pilot is popular with swimmers.

When do I send in my paperwork for the English Channel crossing?

In the January of the year of your booking you will be sent the forms to register your swim with the CS&PF. You will have until April 30 of that year to submit them. 

Do I need a medical to swim the English Channel

Yes: You will need a medical form which has to be completed and signed by your doctor in the calendar year of the swim.

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