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Diana Nyad Speaker

Diana Nyad

    • Record-Breaking Long Distance Swimmer
    • First person to successfully complete the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida without the protection of a shark cage
    • Sports Journalist, Author, and Broadcaster
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Never, ever give up | Diana Nyad (TED)

Never, ever give up | Diana Nyad (TED)

Diana Nyad Arrives in Key West After 111-Mile Swim From Cuba

Diana Nyad Arrives in Key West After 111-Mile Swim From Cuba

[Sports / Inspiration] Diana Nyad

[Sports / Inspiration] Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad Speaker Biography


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.

Never, Ever Give Up

Learn what it takes to “Find A Way” to fuel your hopes and dreams, no matter your age.

What Swimming 110 Miles in Shark-Infested Waters Taught Me About Teamwork

At the age of 64, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming from Cuba to Florida in an epic feat of both endurance and human will.

From the dedicated crew who navigated the waters to the expert nutritionists who fueled her body to the motivational coaches who kept her spirits high, Diana credits her success to the unwavering synergy of her team.

In this conversation, Diana shares powerful examples of teamwork from her years-long pursuit of this goal while also discussing how to assemble a high-performance team and how to face challenges with a resilient mindset.

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