Whenwas 17 years old, she'd already broken several world records for distance swimming. She'd crossed the English Channel twice. One morning she was training in the ocean off Seal Beach, California, before the sun was up. Suddenly, she realized a baby whale was following her. She couldn't swim back to shore because he'd follow her and run aground. So she stayed in the water with him for hours and hours, hoping his mother would come back for him. Lynne Cox tells Phoebe Judge the story of .