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This Google map shows the major swims that Lynne Cox has done in the last 40 years!
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1. CATALINA CHANNEL
1971 & 1974
In 1971 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.

In 1974 at age 17 Lynne returned to the Catalina Channel and broke the mens and womens world records with a time of 8 hours and 48 minutes...
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2. ENGLISH CHANNEL

1972 & 1973
In 1972 at age 15 Lynne swam across the English Channel and shattered the mens and womens world records with a time of 9 hours and 57 minutes. In 1973 at age 16 Lynne returned to England and broke tthe mens world record for the English Channel a second time with a time of 9 hours and 36 minutes.
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3.
COOK STRAIT

1975
In 1975 Lynne became the first woman to swim across Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
Her time was 12 hour and 2 1/2 minutes.
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4.
KATTEGUT

1976
Lynne broke the men's and women's record in 1976 for swimming across the Kattegut between Norway to Sweden in a time of 6 hours and 16 minutes
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5. ORESUND CHANNEL
1976
In 1976 Lynne broke the mens and womens world record for swimming the Oresund between Denmark and Sweden with a time of 5 hours and 9 minutes
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6.
Strait of Magellan

1976
In 1976 Lynne became the first person to swim across the 42 degree F waters of the Strait of Magellan with a time of 1 hour 2 minutes.
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7. CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
1977
In 1977 Lynne became the first person to swim 8 miles around the Cape of Good Hope in a time of 3 hours and 3 minutes
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8. Aleutian Island
1977
In 1977 Lynne became the first person to swim between three of the Aleutian Islands.
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9. Joga Shima Island
1980
In 1980 Lynne was invited to speak at Tokyo Medical College and to participate in a swim around Joga Shima Island.
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10. New Zealand
Southern Alps

1983
In 1983 Lynne swam across the three Lakes of New Zealands Southern Alps.
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11. Bering Strait,
1987
In 1987 Lynne became the first person to swim across the Bering Strait as a way to open the US-Soviet Border for the first time in 48 years with a time of 2 hours and 6 minutes
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12. Lake Baikal,
1988
In 1988 Lynne became the first person to swim across Lake Baikal and had a cape in Russia named after her.

13. Beagle Channel,
1990
In 1990 Lynne swam across the Beagle Channel between Argentine and Chile as a way to promote cooperation
between the two countries. She became the first person in the world to complete this swim
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14. Spree River,

1990
In 1990 Lynne swam across the Spree River between the newly united German Republics.

15. Lake Titicaca
1992
In 1992 Lynne became the first person to swim across Lake Titicaca from Bolivia to Peru

16. Gulf of Aqab,
1994
In 1994 Lynne swam through the Gulf of Aqaba from Egypt to Israel and from Israel to Jordan tracing the progress of peace between the three countries

17. Antarctica
2002
In 2002 Lynne became the first person to complete a 1.2 mile swim in Antarctica, from the ship the Orlova to Neko Harbor in a time of 25 minutes.
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18. Disko Bay, Greenland
2007
In 2007, this was one of 4 swims along the Northwest Passage. The 4 swims pay tribute to the great polar explorer Roald Amundsen, who was the first to traverse it (in a boat!)
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19. Pond Inlet,
Baffin Island

2007
In 2007, this was one of 4 swims along the Northwest Passage. The 4 swims pay tribute to the great polar explorer Roald Amundsen, who was the first to traverse it (in a boat!)

20. Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
2007
In 2007, this was one of 4 swims along the Northwest Passage. The 4 swims pay tribute to the great polar explorer Roald Amundsen, who was the first to traverse it (in a boat)

21. Barrow, Alask
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2007
In 2007, this was one of 4 swims along the Northwest Passage. The 4 swims pay tribute to the great polar explorer Roald Amundsen, who was the first to traverse it (in a boat)
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22. Strait of Gibraltar

1985
In 1985 Lynne was the first person to swim from Morocco to Spain in 6 hours and 10 minutes
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