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Open Water Swimming

Swimming the Seven Seas: This Woman's Amazing Story Will inspire You to Live Life to the Fullest

Orion Talmay | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Orion Talmay

Life is one time. You have to do what you need to do while you are here. People may not understand what you do, and your path may change along the way, but it is incredibly satisfying to set goals for yourself and achieve them.

Magic or Madness: Open Water Swimming

Diane Walton | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Diane Walton

In your commitment to thrive, you will make some new choices. I hope you find as much joy in those choices you make, in the rituals you practice, as I have. And remember, the only thing that has made me a swimmer is going in the water and swimming. It's there for you...

31 Swimmers, 18 Kayakers, 8 Bridges, 120 Miles, 1 River.

Harris Silver | Posted 09.06.2014 | New York
Harris Silver

The river is a tidal river and ebbs and floods twice a day. The swimmers swim with the ebb (the water moves south) once it starts to flood (the water moves north) swimming becomes a Sisyphean task.

Cuba Swim... Impossible?

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

We are a very few, the truly extreme ultra marathon swimmers of this blue planet. We may vie for titles and records but in the end our journeys are far more than athletic marks.

Fear Of Pain: Do You Know Your Limit?

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

Unlike our ancestors (who had to endure all sorts of grueling survival challenges), most of us don't know or understand our limits -- because we don't reach them. We're afraid of the pain. We're afraid of what we might find out about our character.

The Cuba Swim: A Life Story

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Diana Nyad

This Xtreme Dream of mine, the Cuba Swim, has rendered me awake and alive and alert. And now my time has come. This is it. I will jump from those rocks at Marina Hemingway in Havana and begin this extraordinary journey.