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.
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.
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 hours and 3 minutes.
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.
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.
Lynne continued her world-record pace by setting both men’s and women’s marks for swimming the Oresund between Denmark and Sweden with a time of 5 hours and 9 minutes
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 5 hours, she completed a 20 mile crossing in 12 hours and 2 ½ minutes. This swim was heralded by New Zealand’s Prime Minister Rowling as having helped heal [...]
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 and 48 minutes...almost 4 hours faster than her first swim.