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 for the only [...]
Shortly after her 1972 swim, Lynne’s record was broken by Davis Hart. Rising to the challenge, she returned to England and regained the men’s and women’s records for swimming from England to France, with a time of 9 hours and 36 minutes.
At age 15 Lynne swam across the English Channel and shattered the men’s and women’s world records swimming from England to France with a time of 9 hours and 57 minutes.
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 12 hours and 36 minutes.