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Diana Nyad and Swimming Torture: Hellish Ordeal or Athletic Ideal?

Jeanne Safer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports
Jeanne Safer, Ph.D.

Their only goal is to swim faster or get it over with, and how they do it or how they feel is irrelevant. Why bother? As a passionate amateur swimmer myself, one who has no desire to race and who swims exclusively for the joy of it, I hate to think what they're missing.