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March 14, 4:00 pm. Meet Lynne Cox!

Swimming To Antarctica

Written by Lynne Cox

At age sixteen, legendary swimmer Lynne Cox reached her lifetime goal of setting a new world record for an English Channel swim. So she set her goals even higher: She became the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, narrowly escaped a shark attack off Cape of Good Hope, was cheered across the twenty mile Cook Strait of New Zealand by dolphins. Her daring eventually led her to the thirty-degree waters of the Bering Strait, which she crossed in her usual outfit-just a swimsuit, cap, and goggles. She even swam a mile in the iceberg-choked seas of Antarctica. With a poet’s eye for detail, Cox shares the beauty of her time in the water in the sports memoir, which illustrated with photos and maps throughout.

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