Cary Memorial Library: An Afternoon with Extreme Swimmer and Author Lynne Cox

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Join Cary Memorial Library, in partnership with Lexington Senior Services, as they bring swimmer and author, Lynne Cox, to Lexington (virtually)!

Books ordered off this page in conjunction with the Cary Memorial Library event will receive signed bookplates to accompany their books. 

About Lynne Cox

As an athlete, from an early age Lynn has set records and achieved firsts – at age 15 setting a world-record for the fastest time for swimming the English Channel. She has achieved more than 60 firsts and world records. She is best known for her swim across the Bering Strait from the U.S. to the Soviet Union – opening the border between the two super-powers.

Lynne is a best-selling author of six non-fiction works. Her first book, Swimming to Antarctica, chronicles her early career including her record-setting 2-kilometer swim to the shores of Antarctica. Her award-winning Grayson shares the story of Lynne’s encounter with a lost baby whale off the coast of California. Lynne’s most recent book, Swimming in the Sink, published in 2017, describes Lynne’s battle with a life-threatening illness and her path back to the water, happiness, and love. Lynne’s 7th non-fiction book – sharing more stories in the water – will be published sometime in 2021!


Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156031301
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Published: Mariner Books - March 7th, 2005

International Swimming Hall of Famer and Alex Award-winner Lynne Cox's classic sports memoir Swimming to Antarctica is "a portrait of rare and relentless drive" (Sports Illustrated).Here is the acclaimed life story of a woman whose determination inspires everyone she touches. Lynne Cox started swimming almost as soon as she could walk.

Grayson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156034678
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Published: Mariner Books - February 4th, 2008

Don’t believe in interspecies communication? Grayson, author [Lynne] Cox’s moving memoir about the lost baby whale she encountered when she was 17, just might change your mind.??—??PeopleIt was the dark of early morning; seventeen-year-old Lynne Cox was swimming her last half mile back to the pier after a long workout when she became aware that something was swimming with her.

Swimming in the Sink: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101971833
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Published: Vintage - June 13th, 2017

In this stunning memoir of life after loss, open-water swimming legend and bestselling author of Grayson Lynne Cox tells of facing the one challenge that no amount of training could prepare her for.