Diana Nyad, Nominee For The World Open Water Swimming Woman Of The Year

Diana Nyad, 30 years out of the water, dove back in twice with an extreme dream – to swim 103 miles between Cuba and Florida. Rebuffed by box jellyfish that left deep wounds over her body and psyche, Diana stayed in the water nearly 29 hours on her first attempt and over 36 hours on her second attempt.

While she never reached her ultimate goal, the 62-year-old inspired many to define and work towards their own personal dreams. She spoke eloquently of the allure and challenges of marathon swimming and tapped into the imagination of the media and non-swimmers alike who became fascinated not only with the manner in which Diana trained for her marathon goal, but also how she openly she dealt with her failures.

Her motivating nature, her relentless work and her genuine efforts to help women over the age of 40 become fit and live boldly are reasons why Diana Nyad is nominated for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year



Learn more and vote HERE for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, and the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

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