World Records

Apr 2017

Patagonia presents Fishpeople featuring Lynne Cox and directed by Keith Malloy

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FISHPEOPLE, a new documentary produced by Patagonia and directed by Keith Malloy, tells the stories of Lynne Cox and 5 other unique individuals whose lives have been transformed by the sea. The film focuses on Lynne's many remarkable accomplishments, including her swims across the Bering Strait and to Antarctica - sharing the triumph of her [...]

Patagonia presents Fishpeople featuring Lynne Cox and directed by Keith Malloy 2017-07-31T19:40:14+00:00

Dec 1992

Breathtaking Swim Across Lake Titicaca

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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 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.

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Aug 1987

Lynne Swims Bering Strait

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

Aug 1985

Swims Around the World

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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 2017-07-31T19:40:16+00:00

Jan 1983

Dec 1977

Jul 1977

Dec 1976

Another First The Strait of Magellan

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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.

Another First The Strait of Magellan 2017-07-31T19:40:16+00:00

Aug 1976

World Record Swimming the Skagerak

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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.

World Record Swimming the Skagerak 2017-07-31T19:40:16+00:00