Legendary Swimmer Diana Nyad
Friday, May 13, 2011
Legendary swimmer Diana Nyad, who is being honored with the 2011 Streb Action Maverick Award talks about her sport and about being one of the greatest long distance swimmers in the world, and her plans, at the age of 61, to swim from Havana to the Florida coast without a shark tank this summer. In 1979 she swam the longest distance in history, swimming 102.5 miles from Bimini (in the Bahamas) to Florida. She also broke numerous world records, and set a record time circling Manhattan in 7 hours, 57 minutes.