Diana Nyad swimming toward Florida again *

Update: Nyad 'pulled from the water' as latest swim ends

nyad-swim-82012.jpgDiana Nyad's team says that she has swum 46 miles since leaving from Cuba on Saturday, and has made it through a storm and several jellyfish stings. Tonight she was joined by a pod of dolphins, her people say on the Diana Nyad blog and on Twitter. She is making her third try since last summer to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Nyad turns 63 on Wednesday.

From Associated Press:

Nyad had been expected to arrive somewhere in the Florida Keys early Tuesday, but her team tweeted Monday evening that she "lost six hours progress" in overnight storms Sunday. The team tweeted that a storm had blown Nyad off course and that "all hell broke loose" in the squall.


Monday offered far more ideal conditions, with blue skies and level seas and the Gulf Stream offering beneficial currents.

Nyad's team said the swimmer's spirits were lifted Monday afternoon by a surprise visit from a boatload of friends and family. And Monday evening, she found herself swimming among dolphins, a far happier scenario than the sharks that were feared.

Previously on LA Observed:
Diana Nyad ends second swim after more stings
With Nyad at sea: 'Her constant moans were discomforting'
Diana Nyad pays tribute to 'mentor' Bud Greenspan
Nyad: My swimming coach molested me


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