Monday, August 8, 2011

Diana Nyad - The Cuba Swim

This woman, Diana Nyad, is 61
 and is right now
swimming from Cuba to Florida!
She started Sunday evening,
August 7th 2011.
Check out her site HERE
Here is some info about her
from her site:
For ten years (1969-1979), Diana Nyad was the greatest long distance swimmer in the world. In 1978, she attempted to swim 100 miles from Cuba to Florida. After being in the water for 41 hours and 49 minutes, Diana fell short of her goal due to strong currents and bad weather. In 1979, she stroked the longest swim in history making the 102.5 mile journey from the island of Bimini (Bahamas) to Florida. She also broke numerous world records, including what had been a 50-year mark for circling Manhattan Island, setting the new time of 7 hrs 57 min. Diana is a member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Until a year ago, Diana hadn’t swum a stroke, not a single stroke, for 31 years. This summer, at the age of 60, Diana Nyad is going to stroke her way from Havana to the Florida coast. Again, millions of people will be cheering her on, but this time over the internet, no one will miss it. And when she walks up onto the far shore, no one will ever look at a 60 year old quite the same way again.
For decades, Diana has been at the heart and soul of the baby boom generation, many of whom are feeling irrelevant, lacking in vitality, and dejected that their best days are behind them. This summer, the imagination of the American public will once again catch fire. The authentic message, the walk that Diana walks, will resonate with millions of baby boomers looking for renewal, parents hoping their children spark to inspired lives, and women searching for proof that middle age is their prime, not the beginning of the end.
No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head.
--- Terry Josephson

1 comment:

Marie said...

I was sad when I heard she had to stop again, but how valiant. OMG we don't want to talk about the confines of my head at the moment, but getting better. love you!