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Long Distance Swimming

The One Day Of My Life I Wish I Could Relive

Naomi Rand | Posted 05.02.2014 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

My father taught me how to swim in the shallow waters of Long Island Sound. I tried to relax as he supported my seven-year old frame with two arms. At first, when he slid them away, I crumpled, going under. Eventually though, under his patient tutelage, I learned how to trust the water would buoy me.

10 Lessons Midlifers Can Learn From Diana Nyad

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

We have a new athletic superstar this Labor Day -- the amazing swimmer Diana Nyad. If you saw her wading haltingly onto the shore of Key West after this historic swim, you had to feel her sheer exhaustion along with the thrill of her incredible feat.

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.

The Longest Swim -- The Story

Diana Nyad | Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Diana Nyad

There's a new interview with me running on most NPR stations as of last week. The show is called The Story.

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.