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Lynne Cox

LYNNE COX was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Los Alamitos, California. She has held open-water swimming records all over the world, swimming without a wetsuit. Cox has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Her articles have appeared in many publications, among them The New Yorker, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. Cox lives in Long Beach, California.


LYNNE COX is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau at speakers@penguinrandomhouse.com or visit www.prhspeakers.com.

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Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas
Written by Lynne Cox, Illustrated by Brian Floca
Schwartz & Wade | Hardcover | May 2014
$17.99/19.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-85888-8 (0-375-85888-1)

World-renowned swimmer and bestselling author Lynne Cox and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Brian Floca team up to bring us this inspiring story of an elephant seal who knew exactly where she belonged.

Here is the incredible story of Elizabeth, a real-life elephant seal who made her home in the Avon River in... Read more

Written by Lynne Cox
Knopf | Hardcover | August 2006
$19.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-26454-1 (0-307-26454-8)

Grayson is Lynne Cox’s first book since Swimming to Antarctica (“Riveting”—Sports Illustrated; “Pitch-perfect”—Outside). In it she tells the story of a miraculous ocean encounter that happened to her when she was seventeen and in training for a big swim (she had already swum the English Channel, twice, and the Catalina Channel).

It... Read more

Grayson (ESPANOL)
Written by Lynne Cox
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | January 2007
$13.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27947-7 (0-307-27947-2)

De una de las nadadoras profesionales más destacadas del mundo nos llega este maravilloso relato, sobre el poder de la fe que supera todos los obstáculosEn Grayson, Lynne Cox narra la historia de un milagroso e inolvidable encuentro que vivió en el mar a los diecisiete años. En una madrugada serena... Read more

Open Water Swimming Manual
Written by Lynne Cox
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2013
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-80609-3 (0-345-80609-3)

Lynne Cox has set open water swimming records across the world, and now she has focused her decades-long experience and expertise into this definitive guide to swimming. Cox methodically addresses what is needed to succeed at and enjoy open water swimming, including choosing the right bathing suit and sunscreen; surviving in...

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Swimming in the Sink
Written by Lynne Cox
Knopf | Hardcover | September 2016
$25.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-94762-3 (1-101-94762-4)

From inspired and inspiring open-water swimmer and supreme athlete, able to endure cold water temperatures that would kill others, author of Swimming to Antarctica (“Riveting” —Sports Illustrated) and Grayson (“Moving, mystical” —People)—a powerful book about super athleticism and human frailty, about invincibility and the sudden (mind-altering) repercussions of illness, and about... Read more