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Diana Nyad Speaker

Diana Nyad

    • Record-Breaking Long Distance Swimmer
    • Sports Journalist, and Broadcaster
Fee Range

$50,000 - $100,000

Travels From

California

[Sports / Inspiration] Diana Nyad

[Sports / Inspiration] Diana Nyad

At the age of 64, in her fifth and final attempt, Diana Nyad successfully fulfilled her life long dream of completing the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida on September 2, 2013. Upon completing her grueling 53 hour journey, a breathless Nyad told the world, "I have three messages. One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three is it looks like a solitary sport but it takes a team."

Nyad has never been on to quit. In July of 2010, at the age of 60, she began her "Extreme Dream" quest of swimming from Cuba to Florida, a task she had failed to finish thirty years previously. When asked her motivation, she replied, "Because I'd like to prove to the other 60-year-olds that it is never too late to start your dreams." Nyad was unsuccessful in her quest in 2010 and tried two more times 2011 and 2012 before completing this year's historic swim.

Back in the 1970's, Diana Nyad was the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world. Her world records, such as circling Manhattan Island and crossing the 102.5 miles between the Bahamas and Florida, have led to inductions to many Halls of Fame, such as the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame.

Diana Nyad became a prominent sports broadcaster, filing compelling reports for NPR, ABC's Wide World of Sports, Fox Sports, and the New York Times. She has written three books and speaks French and Spanish fluently. Nyad has also earned the reputation of a uniquely passionate and entertaining public speaker, earning standing ovations with a broad spectrum of audiences.

  •     Sports/Adventure
  •     Inspiration
  •     Women's Issues
  •     Empowerment
  •     Motivation
  •     Self-Esteem
  •     Exercise and Nutrition

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