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  Lynne Cox   Lynne Cox

Author and Open Water Swimmer


Wednesday, March 19, 2008
02:30 PM - 03:45 PM


Lynne Cox has been called “the best cold water, long distance swimmer the world has ever seen.” She has been setting records since she was 15, when she broke the men’s and women’s records for her 33-mile swim of the English Channel. She trained her body to tolerate many hours of freezing temperatures that might kill a normal person in a matter of minutes. Named one of the notable women of 2003 by Glamour magazine, she was inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame, praised by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, featured on “60 Minutes” and profiled in People and Biography. Lynne shares her inspiring personal story with you including how she has overcome the obstacles to her accomplishments.

Lynne Cox is a bold risk-taker who has explored the far territories of human endurance. She is the world’s most extraordinary long distance swimmer, and has repeatedly proved this in the coldest and most treacherous waterways of the world. Her natural exuberance and flair for the dramatic make her a uniquely inspiring speaker. Audiences cheer Lynne’s heroic story and marvel at the vital lessons learned from it. Blessed with few of the standard tools of athletic prowess, Lynne has relied on gritty dedication and an indomitable spirit to accomplish feats that are nearly unimaginable. Her best-selling book, Swimming to Antarctica, appeared on many year-end lists, including Amazon's "Top Fifty Books of 2004" and Sports Illustrated's Best Sports Books of 2004. And her new book, Grayson, published by Knopf in 2006, is already a best-seller.

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