31 / IN THE SPOTLIGHT: LYNNE COX
She’s the world’s greatest cold water marathon swimmer and a medical science phenomenon because when this trailblazer swims through frigid water, her body temperature rises instead of falls. At only 15, Lynne Cox swam across the English Channel, breaking the women’s and the men’s records, returning at 16 to do it all again. And that was just the beginning of her journey as a world-class athlete. Lynne made marathon swimming her life, swimming through just about every body of water in the world, wearing only a bathing suit, cap, and goggles. She is the first woman to swim across Cook Strait and the first to swim one mile across Antarctica in 32-degree water without a wetsuit. She is the author of Swimming To Antarctica, Grayson, and Swimming in the Sink and has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. What makes this exceptional woman tick? Her complete love of swimming. Lynne says: “When I am swimming, I feel a complete connection to the ocean, to God and the universe. I am the instrument and the ocean is the symphony.” #storybehindhersuccess #mydoveproductions #16LifeLessons
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