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Record Holding Open Water Swimmer and Bestselling Author Lynne Cox
Will Discuss Her book Grayson at the Hall of Fame
February 17 at 2pm

BROWARD COUNTY, FL –Record holding open water swimmer and best selling author Lynne Cox will discuss her book Grayson at 2p.m. on February 17 at the International Swimming Hall of Fame, One Hall of Fame Drive, Ft. Lauderdale. The free program is presented by the Florida Center for the Book and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

In Grayson, Lynne Cox looks back to an unforgettable experience when she was 17 years old, training for a long-distance swim. Outside the water break on California's coast, she encountered something swimming in the water with her. She felt something beneath her and worried that it might be a shark. It turned out to be a baby gray whale. She realized that the 18-foot-long whale, which she called Grayson, had lost his mother on their travel to the feeding grounds in the Bering Sea. How could she help? Grayson is the story—part mystery, part magical tale—of what happened.

LYNNE COX is a world-record-holding swimmer and bestselling author. She was named the Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year in 1975, inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame in 2000, and honored with a lifetime achievement award from U.C. Santa Barbara. She has been featured on 60 Minutes and The Discovery Channel and lectures around the world. She lives in California. Books will be available for sale and signing. For reservations and more information about the February 17th program, call 954-357-7401.Florida Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the book in the Library of congress, brings readers and writers together, promotes books, reading and libraries, and celebrates the literary heritage of Florida.

Founded in 1974, the award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, www.broward.org/library, provides essential quality of life community service as well as outstanding customer service throughout Broward County. The library consists of 37 branches, more than three million items for public use, 970 permanent staff, 114 part-time staff and $4.6 million in grants with 41 grant-supported positions. Broward County Library is the ninth largest library system in the United States serving 10 million customers annually.Founded in 1965, the International Swimming Hall of Fame, www.ishof.org  is a State of Florida 501 © 3 not-for-profit educational organization.  Located in Fort Lauderdale, the mission of the Hall is to promote the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life ad the water safety of Children. ISHOF is the Hall of Fame of FINA, the International Governing Body for the Olympic sports of Swimming, Diving, Synchronized Swimming and Water Polo.   
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