Title: Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
Author(s): Lynne Cox, Martha Kaplan
Topic(s): Sports & Recreation, Personal Memoirs, Biography & Autobiography, Swimming & Diving, Sports
Details: 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. By age sixteen, she had broken all records for swimming the English Channel. Her daring eventually led her to the Bering Strait, where she swam five miles in thirty-eight-degree water in just a swimsuit, cap, and goggles. In between those accomplishments, she became the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, narrowly escaped a shark attack off the Cape of Good Hope and was cheered across the twenty-mile Cook Strait of New Zealand by dolphins. She even swam a mile in the Antarctic. Lynne writes the same way she swims, with indefatigable spirit and joy, and shares the beauty of her time in the water with a poet’s eye for detail. And this paperback edition of Swimming to Antarctica expands upon the detail of her extraordinary athleticism with exclusive photos and maps throughout.
Extra Author Details: Coxˏ Lynne : 1957-
Fast Tags: Long distance swimming, United States, Cox; Lynne; 1957-, Swimmers, Women swimmers