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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lynne Cox To Be Honored In Long Beach

Courtesy of Aquatic Capital of America, Long Beach, California.

Lynne Cox will be honored tomorrow night at a festive Hall o Fame event at the Peter Archer Rowing Center in Long Beach, located next to the historic Long Beach Marine Stadium (site to the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games rowing events). She will be honored alongside 13 others into the Long Beach Aquatic Capital Hall of Fame.

"These individuals have brought honor and recognition to Long Beach through their aquatic endeavors. They are a big reason why Long Beach is the Aquatic Capital of America," said vice president Lucy Johnson.

"Lynne needs no introduction in the open water swimming world and certainly not among those in the local community. She's a pioneer, a record-holder, a channel swimmer, a narrator, a writer, an inspiration, an icon," observed Steven Munatones.

For more information, visit www.aquaticcapital.org - with its long list of Olympic medalists and world champions in swimming, water polo, rowing, and sailing as well as luminaries in various water sports and aquatic management.

Lynne Cox is shown training alongside the Queen Mary in Long Beach, escorted by a paddleboarder, circa 1984.

For information on her career, visit www.lynnecox.com.

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