Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad returned to the TEDMED stage in 2014 to share lessons from her world record-setting solo 110-mile swim from Cuba to Miami at age 64.
“I have three messages: One is we should never, ever give up. Two is you never are too old to chase your dreams. Three is it looks like a solitary sport, but it takes a team.” — Diana Nyad
If you could choose to stay any age forever, what age would you choose?
This moment, 64, is my prime. Emotionally mature. Psychologically calm. Perspective to feel
profound gratitude and awe. Even my physical/athletic side is strongest.
What sparks your imagination?
Books. I’m writing a memoir, and reading others’ memoirs takes me through history and personal illumination.
What do you do to lift your spirits?
Hang out with my dog and three best friends: a beach walk with Teddy, a Scrabble game
with Bonnie, a shopping spree with Nina, an hour of philosophy with Candace in the hot tub.
INTRIGUED? HERE'S MORE...The Other Shore: The Diana Nyad Story
Timothy Wheeler, Director, 2013
Diana Nyad’s Basic Training for Women
Rh Value Publishing, 1981
Nyad, D. Random House, 1978