- Name: Diana Nyad
- Born: 08/22/1949 (71 years old)
- Occupation: Author, journalist, swimmer
- Known for: Championship swimming; endurance swimming; journalism; motivational speaking
- Website: http://www.diananyad.com/
Diana Nyad // (née Sneed; born August 22, 1949) is an American author, journalist, motivational speaker, and long-distance swimmer. Nyad gained national attention in 1975 when she swam around Manhattan (28mi or 45km) and in 1979 when she swam from North Bimini, The Bahamas, to Juno Beach, Florida (102mi (164km)). In 2013, on her fifth attempt and at age 64, she became the first person confirmed to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming from Havana to Key West (110mi or 180km). Nyad was also once ranked thirteenth among US women squash players.
School: Lake Forest College (1973)
Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Diana Nyad quotes :
This journey has always been about reaching your own other shore no matter what it is, and that dream continues.Diana Nyad
When I walk up on that shore in Florida, I want millions of those AARP sisters and brothers to look at me and say, 'I'm going to go write that novel I thought it was too late to do. I'm going to go work in Africa on that farm that those people need help at. I'm going to adopt a child. It's not too late, I can still live my dreams.'Diana Nyad