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Florida Straits

Granny Quits Daring Swim Because Of Powerful Current

AP | Associated Press | Posted 08.31.2012 | Weird News

KEY WEST, Fla. -- A 49-year-old grandmother and veteran endurance swimmer scuttled her quest early Sunday to become the first woman to swim unaided fr...

Grandmother Tests Limits In 100-Mile Swim From Cuba To Florida

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

HAVANA -- Marathon swimmer Penny Palfrey powered through the Straits of Florida on Friday as she attempted a record 103-mile (166-kilometer) unassiste...

Swimming Over the Graves of Cuban Rafters

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I felt a shock on learning that Diana Nyad would make an attempt to swim across the Florida Straits. I recalled the days when my neighborhood was swarming with people building improvised rafts on which to launch themselves into the sea.