North Channel Solo Swims

The record for the fastest solo crossing – 9 hours, 34 minutes, 39 seconds – has been held since 2013 by American Michelle Macy.

The table below lists all successful North Channel solo swims, beginning with Tom Blower’s pioneering triumph in July 1947.

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Date Swimmer Way Direction Time Pilot
1947-07-27Tom Blower1Ireland to Scotland15:26:00Andrew White
1970-09-01Kevin Murphy1Ireland to Scotland11:21:00W. Long
1971-08-29Kevin Murphy1Ireland to Scotland14:27:00W. Long
1973-08-11Ted Keenan1Ireland to Scotland18:27:00W. Long
1988-08-22Alison Streeter1Ireland to Scotland09:53:42Brian Meharg
1988-08-23Margaret Kidd1Ireland to Scotland15:26:03Quinton Nelson
1989-08-25Alison Streeter1Scotland to Ireland10:04:00Brian Meharg
1989-09-07Kevin Murphy1Scotland to Ireland17:17:48Quinton Nelson
1997-08-18Alison Streeter1Scotland to Ireland10:02:12Brian Meharg
1999-07-27Paul Lewis1Scotland to Ireland14:28:00Brian Meharg
2000-07-21Steve Price1Scotland to Ireland16:56:00Brian Meharg
2004-07-31Colm O`Neill1Scotland to Ireland11:25:05Brian Meharg
2008-09-12Colleen Blair1Ireland to Scotland15:23:59Brian Meharg
2010-08-31Steve Redmond1Scotland to Ireland17:17:01Brian Meharg
2010-09-01Anne Marie Ward1Ireland to Scotland18:59:26Derek Flanagan
2011-07-27Craig Lenning1Ireland to Scotland14:44:05Brian Meharg
2011-08-02Howard Keech1Ireland to Scotland13:25:00Brian Meharg
2013-06-16Fergal Somerville1Ireland to Scotland12:21:00Quinton Nelson
2013-07-08Anna-Carin Nordin1Scotland to Ireland14:21:00Brian Meharg
2013-07-15Michelle Macy1Ireland to Scotland09:34:39Quinton Nelson
2013-07-30Milko Van Gool1Ireland to Scotland10:34:00Quinton Nelson
2013-08-16Pádraig Mallon1Ireland to Scotland12:49:00Brian Meharg
2013-08-29Darren Miller1Ireland to Scotland11:16:00Brian Meharg
2014-07-06Finbarr Hedderman1Ireland to Scotland12:24:00Quinton Nelson
2014-07-07Sabrina Weidmer1Ireland to Scotland10:13:00Quinton Nelson
2014-07-22Guy Moar1Ireland to Scotland11:09:00Brian Meharg
2014-08-06Adam Walker1Ireland to Scotland10:45:00Quinton Nelson
2014-08-07Colleen Mallon1Ireland to Scotland09:56:00Brian Meharg
2014-09-02Kimberly Chambers1Ireland to Scotland13:06:00Quinton Nelson
2015-06-23Lucaz Kowaljek1Ireland to Scotland11:49:00Quinton Nelson
2015-07-22Graeme Lowe1Ireland to Scotland12:27:00Quinton Nelson
2015-07-24Vicky Miller1Ireland to Scotland12:06:00Brian Meharg
2015-08-07Adrian Sarchet1Ireland to Scotland14:13:00Quinton Nelson
2015-08-07Rohan More1Ireland to Scotland12:46:00Brian Meharg
2015-08-11Ion Lazarenco Tiron1Ireland to Scotland16:23:45Brian Meharg
2015-09-09Thomas Pembroke1Ireland to Scotland12:10:00Quinton Nelson
2016-07-14Andrew McLaughlin1Ireland to Scotland14:21:00Pádraig Mallon/Charles Stewart
2016-07-14Cameron Bellamy1Ireland to Scotland12:22:03Quinton Nelson
2016-07-31Rachel Doyle1Ireland to Scotland13:14:03Quinton Nelson
2016-08-01Caroline Block1Ireland to Scotland14:31:53Charles Stewart/Pádraig Mallon
2016-08-14Phia Steyn1Ireland to Scotland13:36:03Brian Meharg
2016-08-14Keith Garry1Ireland to Scotland09:57:28Richard Lafferty/Pádraig Mallon
2016-08-14Steve Walker1Ireland to Scotland11:19:00Quinton Nelson
2016-08-24Pat Gallant Charette1Ireland to Scotland14:22:00Quinton Nelson
2016-08-25Edward Williams1Ireland to Scotland10:58:04Quinton Nelson
2016-08-28Andre Wiersig1Ireland to Scotland12:17:02Quinton Nelson
2017-07-05Carmel Collins1Ireland to Scotland15:55:21Charles Stewart
2017-07-06Simon Olliver1Ireland to Scotland11:56:00Brian Meharg
2017-07-06Herman Van Der Westhuigen1Ireland to Scotland12:30:37Charles Stewart
2017-07-07Jonathan Ratcliffe1Ireland to Scotland14:41:03Charles Stewart
2017-07-17Lynton Mortensen1Ireland to Scotland13:49:17Charles Stewart/Pádraig Mallon
2017-08-03Antonio Arguelles1Ireland to Scotland13:32:32Quinton Nelson
2017-08-04Caroline Block1Ireland to Scotland15:32:25Pádraig Mallon/Charles Stewart
2017-08-16Abhejali Bernardova1Ireland to Scotland10:23:38Quinton Nelson
2017-08-30Matthias Kassner1Ireland to Scotland14:24:00Pádraig Mallon/Charles Stewart
2017-08-30Dean Summers1Ireland to Scotland13:07:35Richard Lafferty
2017-09-01Christopher Judge1Ireland to Scotland13:32:39Richard Lafferty
2018-06-25Nicholas Murch1Ireland to Scotland11:48:57Pádraig Mallon/Charles Stewart
2018-07-06Caroline Block1Ireland to Scotland16:46:06Pádraig Mallon
2018-07-21Marcia Cleveland1Ireland to Scotland15:03:00Quinton Nelson
2018-07-22Amy Gubser1Ireland to Scotland14:10:00Pádraig Mallon
2018-08-04Prabhat Koli1Ireland to Scotland10:41:00Quinton Nelson
2018-08-04Kieron Palfarman1Ireland to Scotland11:18:00Pádraig Mallon
2018-08-05Jaroslav Chytil1Ireland to Scotland16:04:00Charles Stewart
2018-08-20Mariel Hawley1Ireland to Scotland13:15:00Quinton Nelson
2018-08-20Jenny Smith1Ireland to Scotland13:06:00Pádraig Mallon
2018-09-04Ryan Utsumi1Ireland to Scotland10:34:00Pádraig Mallon
2018-09-05Rachael Elkaim1Ireland to Scotland10:32:00Pádraig Mallon
2018-09-05Nora Toledano Cadena1Ireland to Scotland10:26:00Quinton Nelson
2018-09-05Marty Filipowski1Ireland to Scotland12:26:00Charles Stewart
2019-06-25Catherine Breed1Ireland to Scotland11:06:39Pádraig Mallon
2019-07-11Susan Knight1Ireland to Scotland11:42:01Pádraig Mallon
2019-07-29Kamil Resa Alsaran1Ireland to Scotland13:55:37Pádraig Mallon
2019-08-08Arleen Gonzales1Ireland to Scotland12:53:59Quinton Nelson
2019-08-08Sam Poulsen1Ireland to Scotland11:12:18Brian Meharg
2019-08-08Joe Zemaitis1Ireland to Scotland10:48:38Pádraig Mallon
2019-08-13Martyn Webster1Ireland to Scotland11:12:03Quinton Nelson
2019-08-13Julieanne Goode1Ireland to Scotland13:26:09Richard Lafferty
2019-08-13Caroline Block1Ireland to Scotland14:39:11Charles Stewart
2019-08-13John Zemaitis1Ireland to Scotland11:03:19Pádraig Mallon
2019-08-13David Conradie1Ireland to Scotland13:12:03Jack Boyle/David Henry
2019-08-25Elizabeth Fry1Ireland to Scotland11:13:11Quinton Nelson
2019-08-25Anna Strachan1Ireland to Scotland11:14:42Pádraig Mallon
2019-08-25John Haughton1Ireland to Scotland13:12:39Charles Stewart
2019-08-26Jorge Criviles Villanueva1Ireland to Scotland12:54:57Quinton Nelson
2019-08-26Pierre Lord1Ireland to Scotland12:41:18Jack Boyle/David Henry
2019-08-26Attila Manyoki1Ireland to Scotland12:11:02Pádraig Mallon
2019-09-08Zach Margolis1Ireland to Scotland14:24:32Tim Griffin/Jack Boyle