For nearly 20 years, Lynn has been involved in the
administration and organization of marathon swimming. She started as an
aid for the annual swim at Lake Mempremagoy, Quebec, Canada, a race which
attracted marathon swimmers from all over the world. She quickly rose to
the position of Vice-President of the organization and then to President of the
Board of Directors of the race in 1993, 1994 and 1995. She serves as race
director and has always conducted an exemplary event.
A power struggle existed between FINA and the International
Marathon Swimming Association (IMSA), as to which organization would administer
the sport. Lynn assumed an ever-increasing role in the conduct of business
within the IMSA. Eventually she helped to repair the relationship and to
solve the problems between the two organizations. As with all other world
swimming disciplines, in the end, marathon swimming came under the jurisdiction
Lynn served as a delegate to many international swims throughout
Canada, Italy, Argentina and other South American countries. She remains a
very resourceful link for all swimmers and race organizers.
She continues to serve as the Vice President of the
International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.