Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad Completes 48-Hour Swim In Herald Square (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Diana Nyad Completes 48-Hour Sandy Charity Swim In Herald Square

“It honestly was tougher than I ever imagined it to be,” the 64-year-old Nyad said as she emerged from the pool at 8:48 a.m. Thursday. “I thought compared to these long, ultra-swims in the ocean this would be somewhat easy and it was a bear.”

10/10/2013

Long-distance swim legend Diana Nyad, fresh off her record-braking swim from Cuba to florida swims at day 1 of 'Swim For Relief' Benefiting Hurricane Sandy Recovery at Herald Square on October 8, 2013. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Diana Nyad Attempts 48-Hour Swim To Raise Money For Sandy Victims

Nyad, 64, will attempt to swim for 48 hours in a 40-yard pool set up in Herald Square.

10/08/2013

Diana Nyad speaks to reporters before her latest attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. (credit: Getty Images)

Diana Nyad’s Historic Swim Inspires Baby Boomers

She swam nonstop for 53 grueling hours, but told her support team that at one point, swimming through the night almost broke her. Almost.

09/03/2013

US swimmer Diana Nyad begins her attempt to swim in a three-day non-stop journey from Havana to Florida at the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club, in Havana on August 31, 2013. (credit: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Native, Endurance Swimmer Diana Nyad Finishes Historic Cuba-Florida Swim

With her lips and tongue swollen, U.S. endurance swimmer and New York City native Diana Nyad completed her attempt to become the first person to swim the treacherous waters from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage on Monday.

09/02/2013

Diana Nyad swims from Cuba to Florida (credit: CBS2)

New York Native Diana Nyad Attempting Cuba To Florida Swim

The endurance swimmer stroked through the Florida Straits early Monday, trying to accomplish at 61 years old what she failed to do at 28: swim more than 100 miles from Havana to Key West.

08/08/2011