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The coach who was with Susan Taylor when she died swimming the Channel, said that "total fatigue" was the cause.
She had been swimming for more than 16 hours, covering 30 miles, when she collapsed in the water.
Donations to the charities for which she was fundraising have passed £60,000.
ITV News correspondent Juliet Bremner reports:
Channel swimmers training in Dover today say they will continue despite the death of a woman in her 30s. Susan Taylor died after swimming for 16 hours. Her death is being investigated.
The quickest route is from South Foreland near Dover to Cap Gris Nez near Calais, a distance of 21 miles, but the strong currents mean most people end up swimming much further.
Under the rules of cross channel swimming, wetsuits are not allowed which means the cold is one of the biggest obstacles, with temperatures as low as 13 degrees C.
Nashreen Issa reports and speaks to swimmers Kathy Batts, Sarah Dunstan, Sue Croft and record holders Clive Holder and Kevin Murphy.
The charity donations for Susan Taylor, a swimmer who died while attempting to cross the English Channel, are now over £59,600.
Mrs Taylor was raising funds for Rainbows Children's Hospice and Diabetes UK.
Susan Taylor's brother David Wright offered a moving tribute to his sister saying that he hoped her dedication would inspire others.
"We hope that Susan's dedication to promote these very important charities will encourage others to look beyond themselves and continue what she held so dear," he said.
Speaking at the family home Susan Taylor's father, 68-year-old Arthur Wright, spoke movingly of his daughter.
"I'm devastated. I've lost the best person in the world. She was just wonderful."
Mr Wright said his daughter had given up her full-time job to carry out charitable work and was working part-time as an accountant.
She had also done wing-walking and a parachute jump, and was a qualified rally driver."She was certainly not a boring accountant," he said.
Mr Wright revealed that his paramedic son David, Mrs Taylor's brother, was on the boat at the time of the swim and battled to save her life.
"David was with her and he was the paramedic, he tried to help.
"He pulled her on to the boat."
Also on the boat was Mrs Taylor's husband, her coach who has been training her since she was eight years old, and a support swimmer.
Susan Taylor's coach Paul was close to tears as he offered an emotional tribute to her as a 'natural giver'.
David Walliams has tweeted about Susan Taylor's attempt to swim the English Channel describing her death as a "tragedy".
The comedian swam the Channel himself in 2006 raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity.
The coach of Susan Taylor, who died in a charity swim across the Channel, said in a press conference that she was "always smiling".
He said: "Susan was always smiling and was fully enthusiastic, whilst never being a champion. I could always rely on her physical strength to give 150 percent.
"She was a very big team player."
A British woman who died after attempting to swim the English Channel created and posted a video of her training for the challenge in early July:
Susan Taylor, who was in her 30s, was swimming under the guidance of the Channel Swimming Association, which officially authorises attempts, when she got into difficulty near the French coast at about 5.30pm on Sunday.