Vashon Theater | Sunday October 12 | 1:00 – 3:00pm
Talk, Q&A, and Book Signing. Admission by donation. Everyone welcome.
Join the Vashon Seals for an afternoon of aquatic inspiration with Lynne Cox.
Whether you are setting your own personal life goals, are a recreational/competitive/masters swimmer or triathlete… or even just dipping your toe in the water, you will be inspired by an afternoon with Lynne Cox.
Lynne 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.
Lynne Cox was inducted in to the Swimming Hall of Fame in 2000. She was the youngest and fastest person to swim the English Channel, the fastest person to swim the Catalina Channel, the first person to swim around the Strait of Magellan, Cape of Good Hope, the Bering Strait, Strait of Gibraltar from Morocco to Spain. Her athletic career has spanned the equivalent of nine Olympic Games. Lynne is a New York Times Best Selling and award winning author. She has written: Swimming to Antarctica, Grayson, South with the Sun, Open Water Swimming, her starred reviewed children’s book: Elizabeth Queen of the Sea.