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.
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.