Diana Nyad

Everything you need to know about Diana Nyad, the out endurance swimmer. Nyad set a record by completing a swim from Cuba to Florida in 2013 at the age of 64. Diana Nyad is known for her outrageous swim attempts, including circling Manhattan Island in seven hours and 57 minutes in 1979 and for completing what was then the longest swim in history, 102.5 miles from the Bahamas to Florida. She has since been named to the U.S. National Women's Sports Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Diana Nyad turned 64 just last month. And on that occasion, she struck an enthusiastic tone about getting older. In the video below, she offers an inspiring message on aging that she says "you won't believe" if you're not yet in your sixties.

September 02 2013 12:42 PM

The fifth attempt for out swimmer Diana Nyad to cross from Cuba to Florida ended successfully.

September 02 2013 11:39 AM Updated

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July 11 2013 4:00 AM

Nyad was hoping the third time is the proverbial charm.

September 23 2011 7:50 PM

Nyad was forced to abandon her swim.

August 09 2011 8:45 AM

Nyad, 61, entered the water at Havana’s Marina Hemingway.

August 08 2011 8:40 AM