The Supposed Impossible Becomes Possible For Diana Nyad

The open water swimming world is still amazed at the heroic efforts of Diana Nyad, and her historic swim this week from Cuba to Key West, on the coast of Florida. Diana was well prepared - mentally, physically and emotionally as she sought to achieve her dream on her fifth attempt at crossing the jellyfish and shark popular 110 mile stretch of open water. "Remember when they said they couldn't land a man on the moon? Remember when they said no man could run a sub-4 minute mile? Remember when they said no man could climb Mt Everest? Remember when they said no am could swim the English Channel? And again... Until 3rd September ... Remember when they said no one, could swim solo … [Read more...]

Diana Nyad Makes History Completing Dream Swim At 64 Years Of Age

Diana Nyad completes her dream swim from Cuba To Florida on her 5th attempt at 64 years of age. Never give up, says Nyad, and you're never too old to chase your dreams. The open water swimming world is abuzz with the news that Diana Nyad has completed her epic marathon swim from Cuba to Key West on the coast of Florida today. The 64 year old endurance marathon open water swimmer completed the swim, covering 110 miles (approximately 177 kms) in just over 53 hours, and made history as the first person to complete the swim without a shark cage. This was Nyad's fifth attempt to complete the approximately 177-kilometre swim. She tried three times in 2011 and 2012, with her first being … [Read more...]