Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Diana Nyad Attempts 48-Hour Swim for Hurricane Sandy Relief in a Pool Set Up in Herald Square

Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old Native New Yorker who swam from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage is attempting to swim in a pool set up in  midtown Manhattan for 48 straight hours to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy. Yesterday, she dove into the 40-yard pool set up in Herald Square in front of Macy's and began doing laps shortly before 9 AM. Her goal is to raise money for people still struggling a year after Sandy. Last month, she became the first person to have swum from Havana to Key West, Florida without a shark cage. Contributions are being accepted by the disaster relief agency AmeriCares Foundation, which will distribute the funds to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.


Alice said...

She is Amazing!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I think she is amazing too.