I found this on the web : "Sally> Are you married? Do you have a family? Lynne Cox> I am not married. I don't have a family, but maybe, someday I will. I have an older brother and two younger sisters. And they are all involved in swimming. My brother David swam the English Channel and was on the US national team. My parents live in California. And my two sisters Laura and Ruth are in the US water polo team. My dad is a physician and he encouraged us thinking we will stay healthy by swimming. My mom was a swimmer too and her father was a great swimmer too. Therefore, it's in the genes and also in the culture of the family. "