Swimming to Antarctica
Tales of A Long-distance SwimmerBook - 2005
Here is the joyful, inspirational memoir of swimmer Lynne Cox. By age sixteen, she had broken all records for English Channel swims, so she set her goals even higher: 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. Her daring eventually led her to the thirty-eight-degree waters of the Bering Strait, which she crossed in her usual outfit -- just a swimsuit, cap, and goggles. She has even swum a mile in the iceberg-choked waters of the Antarctic. With a poet's eye for detail, Cox shares the beauty of her time in the water in this new classic of sports memoir.
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2005
Edition: First Harvest edition
Branch Call Number: 797.21 COX COX
Characteristics: ix, 359 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Notes: Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, c2004