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 boat in 1903 – 1906. The swims demonstrated the reach of human ability and continued Lynne’s contribution to scientific research. Water temperatures were below freezing. Her achievements included swims [...]
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 by many local athletes, her swim from Cincinnati, Ohio to Newport, Kentucky was successful – the community’s water standards were maintained.
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.
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 underwater mines and razor wire.
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.
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.
After years of seeking permission, preparation, and planning, Lynne achieves a diplomatic first swimming across the Bering Strait to open the US-Soviet Border for the first time in 48 years with a time of 2 hours and 6 minutes in 38-degree water. Click to watch and hear [...]
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 [...]