World Amazing Stuff: Diana Nyad's swimming record

Diana Nyad's swimming record

Diana Nyad completes record swim on fifth try. The 64 year old swimmer Diana Nyad achieved her lifelong ambition of successfully the Straits of Florida on Monday, 2nd September 2013. On her fifth attempt, Nyad, became the first person to swim the 103 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. It was a long awaited triumph for Nyad, who was making her fifth attempt since 1978.