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The Australian-British dual citizen is swimming without a shark cage, snorkel, flippers or wet suit. Palfrey estimated the journey would cover 103 miles (166 kilometers), much of it through shark infested waters. "I am excited, a little nervous," she
A British-Australian dual citizen is trying to become the first woman to swim unassisted across the Straits of Florida without the aid of a shark cage. Penny Palfrey is a 49-year-old mother of three and grandmother of two. She is
Perhaps this goes a long way toward explaining our affinity for water, even if we're just floating around the pool with a cold beverage. But water means something more vital to ABC correspondent and avid swimmer Lynn Sherr: It means peace. I like
Nancy Klinger is one of seven CNN viewers selected for The CNN Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge , where they will train for and compete in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon this September. Last summer into fall I was starting to feel sorry for myself.
She does this four days a week in the 50-meter pool at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, in Pasadena, Calif...When Nyad swims in a pool, she counts in her head, ticking off laps, first in English, then in German, then in Spanish, then in French. (Nyad is
Also of interest After spending more than 40 hours in the water in late September, Diana Nyad abandoned her latest attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida when she could no longer endure the stings of highly venomous box jellyfish...Coronado was this
Nyad received a standing ovation after her inspirational presentation. Nyad, now 62, recalled feeling a sense of malaise when she turned 60, unsatisfied with her life thus far. "I couldn't forgive myself for the countless hours I'd lost in negative
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What hurt most, though, was the disappointment of having to give up. Florida Diana Nyad spent two years training to make the dangerous swim from Cuba to Florida , knowing she would have to be mentally and physically strong to accomplish her dream.
Nyad, 62, swam 82 nautical miles of the 103-mile crossing before two stings from what her team identified as potentially lethal box jellyfish forced her out of the water Sunday morning. In a frequently emotional news conference in which she removed