Champion Swimmer Lynne Cox Navigates Rough Water

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Endurance swimmer Lynne Cox during a recent practice swim in the Norton Sound off Nome in Anchorage, Alaska on August 7, 1987.

Champion open-water swimmer Lynne Cox swam the English Channel at age 15, became the first woman to swim across Cook Strait, as well as the first to swim off Antarctica in 32-degree water for 25 minutes without a wetsuit. In her latest book, Swimming in the Sink: An Episode of the Heart, she writes about the death of her elderly parents and dealing with her atrial fibrillation (AFib) diagnosis.

Event: Lynne Cox will be speaking and signing copies of her book tonight at 6:30 p.m. at New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Library (455 Fifth Avenue, Sixth Floor).