Lynne Cox Swimming in Bering Sea

(Original Caption) Lynne Cox, 30, shown during a recent practice swim in the Bering Sea, succeeded in swimming across the 2.7 mile Bering Strait, wearing only a bathing suit and bathing cap despite the frigid 42-degree water temperature. Cox, of Los Alamitos, California, became the first person ever to swim the strait across the U.S.-Soviet border and the international dateline. She started from Alaska's Little Diomede Island and finished her swim at Russian Big Diomede Island.
(Original Caption) Lynne Cox, 30, shown during a recent practice swim in the Bering Sea, succeeded in swimming across the 2.7 mile Bering Strait, wearing only a bathing suit and bathing cap despite the frigid 42-degree water temperature. Cox, of Los Alamitos, California, became the first person ever to swim the strait across the U.S.-Soviet border and the international dateline. She started from Alaska's Little Diomede Island and finished her swim at Russian Big Diomede Island.
Lynne Cox Swimming in Bering Sea
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Credit:
Bettmann / Contributor
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515176078
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Bettmann
Date created:
August 07, 1987
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