Jun 2017

Monday June 19, Book Signing – Cerritos Library

Lynne launches her book tour for the paperback edition of Swimming in the Sink in Cerritos, CA. Monday June 19 7:00 PM

May 2017

FISHPEOPLE Selected for Telluride MountainFilm Festival

After a national tour with great reviews, Fishpeople was selected as a feature film in the Telluride MountainFilm Festival in Colorado. Lynne appeared at three film [...]

Apr 2017

Patagonia presents Fishpeople featuring Lynne Cox and directed by Keith Malloy

FISHPEOPLE, a new documentary produced by Patagonia and directed by Keith Malloy, tells the stories of Lynne Cox and 5 other unique individuals whose lives have [...]

Sep 2016

Lynne’s New Book, Swimming in the Sink Published

Available now at your local bookstore!


Swimmer Lynne Cox On How She Recovered From Broken Heart Syndrome. Lynne Cox is a world-class open water swimmer, and was the first person to swim [...]

Jun 2016

May 2016

Lynne Publishes Editorial in the New York Times

Lynne highlights the dangers posed to Olympic athletes by polluted waters in Rio's Olympic venues.

May 2014

Lynne Publishes Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas is published. Get The Book

Jul 2013

Open Water Swimming Manual Published

Lynne Publishes her 4th book, Open Water Swimming Manual. Get The Book

May 2013

ESPN Magazine Feature

Hell in High Waters: Profile of Lynne’s athleticism, diplomatic efforts, and pioneering spirit. Hotlink included in timeline. Read More

Sep 2011

South With the Sun Published

Lynn publishes her next book, South with the Sun. Get The Book

Jun 2011

Santa Barbara Channel Keeper Ocean Ambassador Award

Santa Barbara Channel Keeper Ocean Ambassador Award: For her commitment to inspiring awareness for healthy oceans.

Apr 2008

The New Yorker Covers Lynne

A Dip in the Cold: Lynne describes her swims the Northwest Passage in the wake of polar explorer Roald Amundsen. Read More

May 2007

Lynne’s Coldest Swims Arctic Waters

Lynne completed four swims in the Arctic paying tribute to the great polar explorer Roald Amundsen, who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage by [...]

Aug 2006

Grayson Published

Lynne publishes her second book, Grayson. Get The Book

Jun 2006

Promoting Environmental Cause: Ohio River

Highlighting her concerns for the environment: Lynne was invited by the Sierra Club and Rivers Unlimited to advocate for maintaining high standards for water quality. Joined [...]

Sep 2004

Swimming to Antarctica Published

In one of her most noted accomplishments, Lynne was the first person to swim in Antarctica waters, completing a distance of 1.2 miles. She swam from [...]

Mar 2004

Sports Illustrated Book Review

Sports Illustrated Review of Swimming to Antarctica... Read More

Dec 2003

Biography Magazine Profile

Lynne appears in a feature article in the December 2003 edition of Biography Magazine. An article by Greg Dutter - Taking the Plunge - Antarctic Swimmer [...]

Nov 2003

Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year

Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year – Glamour Magazine celebrates Lynne’s melting the “ice curtain” by swimming between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Sep 2003

Induction in to the New England Hall of Fame

Induction in to the New England Hall of Fame – Lynne’s many accomplishments are recognized along with her New England roots

Feb 2003

Antartica Story Sports Illustrated

Deep Freezing with Icewater in Her Veins…: A profile of Lynne’s swim to Antarctica. Read More

The New Yorker Magazine

Swimming with the Penguins: Written by Lynne, this story describes her experiences to Antarctica wearing a swimsuit, cap, and goggles. Read More

Dec 2002

Swim to Antarctica

In one of her most noted accomplishments, Lynne was the first person to complete a 1.2 mile swim in Antarctica, from [...]

May 2000

International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction

Induction in to the International Swimming Hall of Fame – Lynne receives the recognition for outstanding achievement as an honor open water swimmer.

Aug 1999

Featured in The New Yorker

Swimming with Sharks: Lynne is profiled in a piece by Charles Sprawson Read More

Oct 1994

Swimming for Peace Gulf of Aqaba

Lynne swam through the Gulf of Aqaba from Egypt to Israel and from Israel [...]

Dec 1992

Breathtaking Swim Across Lake Titicaca

Swimming from Bolivia to Peru, Lynne became the first to swim across Lake Titicaca. She had support [...]

Aug 1990

Aquatic Ambassador

Lynne swam across the Spree River during the period of reunification of the German Republics. She was escorted by East German police to help her avoid [...]

Mar 1990

Distinguished Alumni Award – UCSB

Distinguished Alumni Award – University of California Santa Barbara – Lynne received an award for athletic and international achievements.

Jan 1990

First to Swim Beagle Channel

Lynne swam across the Beagle Channel between Argentina and Chile to promote cooperation between the two countries. She became the first person in the world to [...]

Aug 1988

First to Cross Lake Baikal

Lynne continued her collaboration with a joint US-Soviet team to become the first person to swim [...]

Aug 1987

Lynne Swims Bering Strait

After years of seeking permission, preparation, and planning, Lynne achieves a diplomatic first swimming across the Bering Strait [...]

People Magazine Cook Strait Swim Story

Lynne Cox's Brave Swim Across the Frigid Bering Strait Breaks the Ice with the Russians: Article about Lynne’s Bering Strait Swim by Jack Kelly. Read More [...]

May 1987

Featured in People Magazine

Swimmer Lynne Cox Braces for An Ice Water Ordeal, a Dire Crossing in the Bering Strait: Lynne trains for her Bering Strait attempt. Read More

Aug 1985

Swims Around the World

Continuing her effort to garner support for the Bering Strait swim Lynne completed a series of challenging swims around the world including [...]

Jun 1984

Swims Across America

Seeking support for her future Bering Strait swim, Lynne completed ten swims in the highest, coldest, and most difficult waterways in the United [...]

Jan 1983

Testing Her Limits: New Zealand Southern Alps

In 1983 Lynne swam across the three Lakes of New Zealand’s Southern Alps setting records for swimming at high altitude in extreme cold temperatures.

Sep 1982

Induction in to International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

Lynne is honored for her innovation and creativity in the sport of open water swimming.

Jul 1980

Japan Swim Promotes International Research

Lynne was invited to speak at Tokyo Medical College and to participate in a swim around Jogashima.

Dec 1977

Lynne Breaks Boundaries Cape of Good Hope

Lynne was the first person to swim the 10 miles around the Cape of Good Hope through shark and sea-snake infested waters, in 3 [...]

Jul 1977

Pioneer of Cold Swims Aleutian Islands

Lynne became the first person to swim between three of the Aleutian Islands in preparation for her historic Bering Strait swim.

Dec 1976

Another First The Strait of Magellan

Achieving a new milestone, Lynne became the first person to swim across the Strait of Magellan. She swam in 42-degree F (5.5 degrees [...]

Aug 1976

World Record Swimming the Skagerak

Lynne swam the Skagerak between Norway to Sweden. Despite encountering a huge smack of jellyfish, she set a men’s and women’s record in a [...]

World Record Swimming the Oresund

Lynne continued her world-record pace by setting both men’s and women’s marks for swimming the Oresund between Denmark and Sweden with [...]

Mar 1975

Woman of The Year – L.A. Times

Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year – At age 17, Lynne was selected as one of the 10 outstanding women of the year.

Feb 1975

Featured in Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated's Sam Moses, covers Lynne in his article "Courage Conquers a Cruel Sea."

Swimming New Zealand’s Cook Strait

Lynne was the first woman to swim across Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. After being pushed back by currents for [...]

Sep 1974

Another World Record: The Catalina Channel

At age 17 Lynne returned to the Catalina Channel and broke the men’s and women’s world records with a time of 8 hours [...]

Apr 1974

Lynne Swims Nile River

Lynne was invited to compete in an international swimming race in the Nile River by the Egyptian government. The water was extremely polluted and [...]

Aug 1973

English Channel: Regaining the World Record

Shortly after her 1972 swim, Lynne’s record was broken by Davis Hart. Rising to the challenge, she returned to [...]

Jul 1972

English Channel: World Record

At age 15 Lynne swam across the English Channel and shattered the men’s and women’s world records swimming from England to France [...]

Aug 1971

Youngest to Swim Catalina Channel

At age 14 Lynne swam across the Catalina Channel with a group of teenagers from Seal Beach, California. They swam a distance of 27 miles in [...]