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Cuba: So Close You Could Almost Swim There

Diana Nyad | Posted 03.31.2015 | World
Diana Nyad

My swim from Cuba to Florida, aside from the personal challenge to make endurance history across a wild, epic ocean, was always meant to also make a statement of hopeful reconnection between our two beautiful nations.

My Turn on 'Dancing With The Stars'

Diana Nyad | Posted 06.03.2014 | Entertainment
Diana Nyad

At first blush, competing on DWTS would seem a frivolous blip on the radar screen for me. But, au contraire, it was yet another chance for me to live out loud my philosophy of tackling every challenge with no room for regrets. I didn't "win" on DWTS, but I lived out loud. No regrets.

Diana Nyad: Swimming in the Pool of Becoming

Bridget Fonger | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Bridget Fonger

I recently had the distinct pleasure of meeting -- and giving two big hugs to -- Diana Nyad at a fundraiser for Creative Visions Foundation. Creativ...

Diana Nyad's Revealing Fifth Grade Essay

OWN | Posted 10.15.2013 | OWN

In 1975, 26-year-old Diana Nyad had yet to attempt her record-setting Cuba to Florida swim, but was beginning to receive notoriety for her marathon sw...

48 Tough Hours

Diana Nyad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Diana Nyad

That second night, throwing in a few laps just easy backstroke kicking for some relief, I would look up to see the Empire State Building towering into the clouds. That was the ultimate metaphor of how grand the experience was for all who participated, in the pool and out.

Diana Nyad Responds To Cheating Allegations

OWN | Posted 10.12.2013 | OWN

Diana Nyad, the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, had barely made it to shore before critics started questioning the int...

The Wild Hallucination Diana Nyad Had During Historic Swim

OWN | Posted 10.07.2013 | OWN

Marathon swimming takes a toll on the body, mind and spirit. For record-breaking swimmer Diana Nyad, a mix of dehydration, sleep deprivation and prolo...

The Person Who Inspired Diana Nyad's Historic Swim

OWN | Posted 10.03.2013 | OWN

At age 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, am incredible feat she completed in just under 53 hou...

Diana Nyad: 'The Body Is Pathetic Compared To What We Have Inside Us'

OWN | Posted 10.02.2013 | OWN

Diana Nyad inspired the world earlier this month when she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. The 64-year-old s...

Diana Nyad: A Force of Nature

Emily Kelting | Posted 11.13.2013 | Sports
Emily Kelting

She was the bravest person I knew -- for she shrugged off physically suffering in a way that I couldn't, and wouldn't. She was very smart and very sassy. But I did wonder if she had a death wish.

Leadership 3.0: How Diana Nyad Defied Life's Challenges and How You Can, Too

Leslie Grossman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Leslie Grossman

It's a notorious stretch of water brimming with sharks, jellyfish, squalls and an unpredictable Gulf Stream. But Diana Nyad found a way. And so can you. You can find a way to do almost anything, if you want it enough. That's what leaders do.

Diana Nyad Inspires, Energizes and Empowers Us

Billie Jean King | Posted 11.03.2013 | Sports
Billie Jean King

If you are like me and countless other people, you are not only impressed with Diana's athletic achievement, you are completely inspired by her unwavering commitment to her dream.

4 Things Every Woman Can Learn From Diana Nyad

Posted 09.03.2013 | Women

Yesterday, American swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, a 110-mile feat that took 53 hours. ...

Nyad: 'I Went Through Hell... Never, Ever Give Up'

Posted 09.02.2013 | Sports

After completing a record-breaking swim, Diana Nyad told ABC News' Gio Benitez Monday that people were "hungry for that life message of never, ever gi...

Obama Congratulates Nyad On Historic Moment

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama tweeted his congratulations to Diana Nyad, who on Saturday became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark...

Cuba: One More Time

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

Four summers ago, 2009, I made the decision to attempt to swim the epic passage from Cuba to Florida. The motivation wasn't so much to set a maverick athletic record. The idea was to stir my soul.

Cuba: Shoot for the Stars or Settle?

Diana Nyad | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Diana Nyad

Every single one of us knows heartache. It's the human condition. So do we settle for small dreams to make sure we can achieve them? Do we never test our will, our potential, for fear of failing?

The Cuba Swim: From Dream to Reality

Diana Nyad | Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact
Diana Nyad

There is no doubt that I would have been jubilant to touch that Florida shore, to have made history, to at long last lived out the vision I've had in my brain for so very long. Yet I've been living a grand life, driven by this very quest.

On the Beach at Long Last

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.15.2012 | Sports
Diana Nyad

Extreme endurance athletes try to accomplish one monumental climb, run or swim before they tackle The Big One. To that end, I embarked yesterday morning on a 24-hour swim here at my training camp in St. Maarten in the Caribbean.

My Dream to Swim From Cuba to Florida Is Back On!

Diana Nyad | Posted 05.07.2012 | Sports
Diana Nyad

2012-03-07-Screenshot20120307at10.31.06AM.jpgThis summer, I will make the swim from Cuba to Florida, where I will finally crawl up on that shore.

Drinking the Kool-Aid That Is TEDMED

Diana Nyad | Posted 03.28.2012 | Health and Fitness
Diana Nyad

If you haven't yet sipped the TED Kool-Aid, get yourself a straw. I've been a public speaker for 35 years now but hit the Mt. Everest of conferences when I spoke for the TEDMED group this past October.

62-Year-Old Swimmer Forced To Quit Cuba-Florida Swim Due To Jellyfish Attack

Posted 11.26.2011 | Sports

By JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press KEY WEST, Fla. -- Her face and lips swollen from Portuguese man o'war stings, marathon swimmer Diana Nyad tried t...