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Emma France

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Emma France completing her second English Channel solo swim
Emma France on her second English Channel solo crossing
Emma France on her Round Jersey swim

Emma France is a 47-year-old British open water swimmer and channel relay swimmer from Guildford.


France was nominated for the 2014 Barra Award for Most Impressive Overall Year (Female). In 2014, she crossed the English Channel for the second time in 12 hours 58 minutes on 8 July. She completed a Round Jersey circumnavigation swim on 15 July and a 3-person English Channel relay with the Castaways on 16 September. She also attempted another solo English Channel crossing on 27 September while managing all the bookings for Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation pilot Neil Streeter and volunteering her time to support other English Channel swimmers in Dover, England.

Marathon Swimming Career[edit]


France has also taken part in five English Channel relays:

  • 29 August 2005 - Lido Legends (6 person) 9 hours 40 minutes
  • 13 September 2007 - Shingle Stompers (6 person) 14 hours 55 minutes
  • 9 October 2008 - 3 Birds and a Boat (3 person) 11 hours 30 minutes
  • 14 August 2009 - Sealags (6 person) 14 hours 28 minutes
  • 1 September 2012 - Repeat Offenders (3 person) 14 hours 39 minutes
  • 16 September 2014 - The Castaways (3 person) Kate Robarts and Zoe Sadler.

Other swims[edit]

France competed in the 2 km open water event in the 2005 World Masters Games in Edmonton winning a bronze medal and in the 3 km open water event in the 2005 European Masters in Stockholm. France has also competed in several local open water swims including pier to pier events and Great Britain masters events.

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