Considered the first outstanding woman tower and springboard diver to come out of British Columbia, Lynda was coached by Hall of Famer, Percy Norman, and trained with the Vancouver Swim club at the Crystal and Kitsilano Pools. Her competitive career spanned 16 years and her career 20 years.

Adams placed fourth at the 1934 British Empire Games in tower diving at age 14. She won two silver medals in the tower and springboard events at the 1938 British Empire Games.

Named a member of the 1936 Canadian Olympic Team, she was also Canadian diving champion in 1939.

After a long break due to WWII, Adams won a bronze medal at the 1950 British Empire Games, in springboard diving.

After retiring from competition, she chaperoned the 1958 Canadian British Empire and Commonwealth Games women’s swim team. She also coached at the Vancouver Amateur Swim Club and the UBC Swim Club.