BigSplash Update: Diana Nyad to Attempt Caribbean Swim

Last night at 7:45 Eastern time, 61 year-old long-distance swimmer and BigSpeak motivational speakerDiana Nyad set off from the shores of Havana, Cuba in an attempt to swim from the island nation to the coast of Florida -103 miles away. 

Originally planned for the summer of 2010, last year’s attempt was cancelled due to bad weather. 

D Nyad SpeakingThe swim is planned to take approximately 60 hours and Diana will be constantly monitored by a small support team stationed on boats and in the water nearby. 

The team at BigSpeak wishes Diana the best on her amazing adventure and we look forward to some incredible new stories upon her return.