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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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.