Endurance Swimmer

(Source: CBS) Penny Palfry heads out from Havana

Swimmer From Cuba Halfway To Florida

Endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey muscled past the halfway mark Saturday as she pushed through the Florida Straits, enduring jellyfish stings but otherwise encountering perfect conditions in her attempt to become the first woman to swim unassisted more than 100 miles from Cuba to the Florida Keys.


(Source: Michael Marreo/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Nyad Won’t Try Another Cuba To Keys Attempt

After a failed third attempt over the weekend to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys, Diana Nyad has said she won’t try again.


Swimmer Diana Nyad jumps into the water at Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club, in Havana on August 7, 2011, to swim from Havana to Florida in a three-day non-stop journey. (Photo credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Diana Nyad Continues On Perilous Cuba-Florida Swim

Sixty-one-year-old endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is in the midst of trying to accomplish what she failed to do at age 28 — swim more than 100 miles from Havana to Key West, and she’s doing it without the aid of a shark cage. Nyad started the 60-hour swim Sunday, just before sunset.