Swimming to Antarctica chronicles Lynne’s extraordinary accomplishments, weaving together stories of how she navigated bureaucracies and politicians worldwide to gain support and permission for her achievements. Lynne shares the importance of dedication and teamwork – and shows how athletic accomplishment can contribute to building better understanding between people and nations.

Swimming to Antarctica has sold over 100,000 copies and was translated into six languages. The book received the American Library Association’s Alex Award and was heralded as a New York Times bestseller.

Published 2004
Released in paperback 2005

[Cox has] done things the rest of us only imagine-and she’s written a book that helps us to imagine them with clarity and wonder.
Boston Globe

Lynne Cox is a unique phenomenon: a champion swimmer who can write about it. In gripping prose, she takes us right into the icy water of the Bering Strait, and into the mystery of what drives world-class athletes to their record-breaking achievements. Her victories became ours in this fascinating narrative that reflects a startling combination of gifts and ambition.
Anne Rice

More than the story of the greatest open-water swimmer, Swimming to Antarctica is a portrait of rare and relentless drive…Gripping.
Sports Illustrated