Monday, September 2, 2013

Diana Nyad Sets A Record at 64

First Person to Swim from Cuba to Florida Without a Shark Cage

1978                                                                                      2013
Earlier today Diana Nyad successfully completed her fifth attempt to swim between Cuba and the U.S.  When I last wrote about Diana, she was preparing for her third try at this life long quest that began in 1978.  As she walked on to the beach at Key West with her swollen face and dehydrated body, she managed to get out a statement - a philosophy - for all to hear: 

"I've got three messages:"

One is, we should never, ever give up.

Two is, you're never too old to chase your dream.

Three is, it looks like a solitary sport, but it is a team.

As a second lifer, I feel her joy and triumph. And I believe in her personal philosophy and that you, this second life community, are my team.


  1. Hooray for Diana! I was so hoping she'd make it this time, and am thrilled. She's my age, and it's good to see her win this one.

    1. I feel the same. And she's so inspirational and speaks to our generation. Makes you feel like you can do anything. Thanks.