There were two people who swam the English Channel The Fastest and those were a female and a male swimmer of the English Channel.
The fastest male swimmer to swim the English Channel is a Bulgarian named Petar Stoychev.
Petar Stoychev holds the current record for the fastest unassisted swimming of the English Channel and made the swim in 6 hours, 57 minutes and 50 seconds on August 24 2007.
Then for the female swimmer that is Yvetta Hlaváčová who made the fastest swim of the English Channel in 7 hours 25 minutes and 15 seconds in the year 2006.
Currently there haven't been anymore other people swimming the English Channel the fastest but maybe there will be one day.