May 2007

June 2006

December 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 the ship Orlova to Neko Harbor in 25 minutes wearing only swimsuit, cap, and goggles.

October 1994

Swimming for Peace Gulf of Aqaba

Lynne swam through the Gulf of Aqaba from Egypt to Israel and from Israel to Jordan, tracing the progress of peace between the three countries.

December 1992

Breathtaking Swim Across Lake Titicaca

Swimming from Bolivia to Peru, Lynne became the first to swim across Lake Titicaca. She had support from the Bolivian Navy and a welcoming committee from Peru and the National Swim Team of Bolivia. Her swim enhanced relations between the two nations.

August 1990

January 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 complete this swim.

August 1988

First to Cross Lake Baikal

Lynne continued her collaboration with a joint US-Soviet team to become the first person to swim across Lake Baikal. In recognition of her accomplishment, the Soviets named a cape on Lake Baikal in her honor – Cape Lynne Cox.

August 1987

August 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 waters in the US, Iceland, the Strait of Gibraltar – becoming the first person to swim from Morocco to Spain, Strait of Messina, around Delos Island in Greece, the Bosphorus, Lake Kuming in China, the 5 lakes of Mount Fuji, Glacier Bay, and finishing at the Golden Gate.

June 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 States including Lake Tahoe, Lake Winnipesaukee, Lake Madison, and the Golden Gate.

January 1983

July 1980

December 1977

July 1977

December 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 C) water, through a storm with a 9-knot cross current, in 1 hour 2 minutes.

August 1976

World Record Swimming the Skagerrak

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 time of 6 hours and 16 minutes.

February 1975

September 1974

April 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 during her training in the river Lynne became very sick. She competed in the race anyway and she passed out and was pulled from the water.

August 1973

July 1972

August 1971

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