Lynne Cox

Motivational Speaker, Endurance Swimmer, World-record Holder

  • Lynne Cox`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Lynne Cox`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Lynne Cox`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Lynne Cox`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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Doing the Impossible

Doing the Impossible: begins with a vision and a belief – a vision that something that is thought to be impossible is possible and a strong belief in yourself and your ability to overcome extraordinary obstacles. Lynne describes how many of her achievements were thought to ...

Doing the Impossible: begins with a vision and a belief – a vision that something that is thought to be impossible is possible and a strong belief in yourself and your ability to overcome extraordinary obstacles. Lynne describes how many of her achievements were thought to be impossible. “There’s no way a fifteen-year-old girl can swim across the English Channel and break the world record; There’s no way someone can swim in the icy waters of the Bering Strait from the United States to the Soviet Union and open the border; there’s no way a person can swim in thirty-two-degree water off Antarctica. Lynne discusses how to find ways to do the impossible and thereby inspire others to believe in themselves, achieve goals, and change the world.

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Leadership

Throughout her career Lynne’s accomplishments have exemplified leadership. Whether through citizen diplomacy in opening the border between the United States and the Soviet Union or advocating for water quality, Lynne has brought people together to achieve important goals. ...

Throughout her career Lynne’s accomplishments have exemplified leadership. Whether through citizen diplomacy in opening the border between the United States and the Soviet Union or advocating for water quality, Lynne has brought people together to achieve important goals. Lynne inspires audiences to be leaders by recounting what it took to achieve her goals and how leadership qualities are vital to achieving objectives.

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Being the First

Taking on the challenge of being the first to achieve an extraordinary objective requires you to figure everything out. Do you know who was the third person to climb Mount Everest? Most people probably do not. Lynne connects how she achieved amazing first – carving a path ...

Taking on the challenge of being the first to achieve an extraordinary objective requires you to figure everything out. Do you know who was the third person to climb Mount Everest? Most people probably do not. Lynne connects how she achieved amazing first – carving a path where nobody had traveled before but many followed – and her experience offers lessons and inspiration for how to succeed in business and in life.

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Sink or Swim

There’s a moment that you’ve been working toward all your life. It is your opportunity to meet the challenge and to succeed or fail. If you succeed the world and every possibility opens up to you. If you fail, all is lost. Without trying you will never know what you could...

There’s a moment that you’ve been working toward all your life. It is your opportunity to meet the challenge and to succeed or fail. If you succeed the world and every possibility opens up to you. If you fail, all is lost. Without trying you will never know what you could have achieved or how you would change your life, or maybe change the world. Lynne speaks about the moments in her life when she had to swim or sink and how you can be persistent. As long as you are engaged, as long as you keep moving, you will not sink, you will swim, and you will win.

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About Keynote Speaker Lynne Cox

About Speaker Lynne Cox…

Lynne Cox is an American long-distance open-water swimmer, motivational speaker, and author. Over the course of more than 35 years, spanning a period equal to 8 Olympic Games, Lynne accomplished swims setting world records, opening borders, contributed to medical research, supported environmental causes, and inspired people to pursue their dreams.

Cox is best known for her swim across the Bering Strait on 7 August 1987. The swim opened the border between the US and Soviet Union. Both US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev hailed her accomplishment at the signing of the INF Missile Treaty at the White House. She twice held the overall record for the fastest crossing of the English Channel from England to France – achieving her first record as the youngest and fastest in 1972. She was the first to swim across the Strait of Magellan, around the Cape of Good Hope, across the Strait of Gibraltar, across Lake Baikal, Lake Titicaca and the Beagle Channel. Her 2002 1.2 mile swim in Antarctica broke boundaries and contributed to medical science. Overall, Lynne has completed over 60 swims around the world, and setting records.

As a world-class athlete, Lynne has championed the sport of open-water swimming, advocated for Title IX, and managed the U.S. women’s water polo and led efforts to establish women’s water polo as an Olympic sport.

Lynne’s books have documented her extraordinary athletic accomplishments (Swimming to Antarctica), chronicled her inspirational adventure saving a baby grey whale (Grayson), documented the world of exploration (South with the Sun), and shared her 40-years of expertise with her fellow athletes (Open Swimming Manual). Lynne’s first children’s book (Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas) tells the story of beloved elephant seal who was adopted by the people of Christchurch, New Zealand. Her sixth book (Swimming in the Sink) was published in September 2016 and in paperback in June 2017, telling more of Lynne’s inspirational stories.

Lynne is recognized for her athletic accomplishment – and how each contributed to something more than just sport. Among her awards are Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year, Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year, University of California Santa Barbara Award for Courage, and induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Lynne is featured in the documentary film Fishpeople, produced by Patagonia. In the past year, Lynne has published editorials in The New York Times and the Washington Post. Her books have received notice including recognition as a The New York Times and Boston Globe best seller, and the Alex Award from the American Library Association. Grayson has been translated into 22 languages. Swimming to Antarctica is published in 6 languages. A Russian cape on the shores of Lake Baikal and asteroid 37588, part of the chain of pearls, bears her name. Today Lynne lives in Southern California where she swims, writes, and works on inspirational projects.

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