World Records

Aug 1976

Feb 1975

Swimming New Zealand’s Cook Strait

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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 [...]

Swimming New Zealand’s Cook Strait 2018-04-07T22:49:34+00:00

Sep 1974

Aug 1973

English Channel: Regaining the World Record

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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.

English Channel: Regaining the World Record 2019-07-19T19:35:39+00:00

Jul 1972

English Channel: World Record

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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.

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Aug 1971

Youngest to Swim Catalina Channel

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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.

Youngest to Swim Catalina Channel 2018-04-07T22:37:37+00:00