Swims

May 2007

Lynne’s Coldest Swims Arctic Waters

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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 [...]

Lynne’s Coldest Swims Arctic Waters 2016-03-03T19:40:55+00:00

Jun 2006

Promoting Environmental Cause: Ohio River

2016-03-18T17:16:24+00:00

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.

Promoting Environmental Cause: Ohio River 2016-03-18T17:16:24+00:00

Dec 2002

Swim to Antarctica

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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.

Swim to Antarctica 2017-07-31T19:40:15+00:00

Oct 1994

Dec 1992

Breathtaking Swim Across Lake Titicaca

2017-07-31T19:40:15+00:00

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.

Breathtaking Swim Across Lake Titicaca 2017-07-31T19:40:15+00:00

Aug 1990

Aquatic Ambassador

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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.

Aquatic Ambassador 2018-04-08T18:39:43+00:00

Jan 1990

First to Swim Beagle Channel

2018-04-08T18:34:20+00:00

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.

First to Swim Beagle Channel 2018-04-08T18:34:20+00:00

Aug 1988

First to Cross Lake Baikal

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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.

First to Cross Lake Baikal 2018-04-08T18:32:17+00:00

Aug 1987

Lynne Swims Bering Strait

2018-04-08T18:30:19+00:00

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 [...]

Lynne Swims Bering Strait 2018-04-08T18:30:19+00:00

Aug 1985

Swims Around the World

2018-04-08T18:28:26+00:00

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 [...]

Swims Around the World 2018-04-08T18:28:26+00:00