World Harmony Swimmer?
- Hi all,
I just finished a wonderful and inspiring book called, *Swimming to
Antarctica: Tales of a Long Distance Swimmer*, by Lynne Cox. This
book, written by Lynne herself, chronicles some of her most amazing
swims, including her swim from Alaska to Siberia across the Bering
Strait in 1987, which opened the US-Soviet border for the first time
in forty-eight years. She swam it "in thirty-eight degree water in
four-foot waves without a shark cage, wet suit, or lanolin grease."
She describes this swim and many others in breathtaking detail that
makes you actually think it might be a wonderful thing to swim from
Catalina Island to California in the middle of the night! Some of her
ther swims include the English Channel, Cook Strait, Straits of
Magellan, the Cape of Good Hope, Glacier Bay, Lake Titicaca, and she
swam 1.06 miles to Antarctica in 32 degree water! Her training and
commitment, the support she received, the enthusiasm of those
who "participated" by witnessing her feats all remind me of the World
Harmony Run. People all over the world have rallied around her swims.
She has truly brought people together in World Harmony through her
I owe my thanks to Laura at Seattle Centre who recommended this book
to me. It's a great read with a wonderful message. Her aspiration
Shivering in oneness,