Sharks Absent, Swimmer, 64, Strokes From Cuba to Florida
Geege Schuman stashed this in Inspiration
It was her fifth attempt, coming after four years of grueling training, precision planning and single-minded determination. Her face scorched and puffy from so many hours in the salt water, she leaned on one of her friends and said from the beach:
“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.”
Four YEARS of training. Fifth attempt. Wow!
Cuba-to-Florida swimmer says she is "through with the ocean"
Nyad credited a lack of box jellyfish, which she called the most deadly animals in the ocean, with allowing her to make it this time. She also wore a prosthetic mask to protect her from jellyfish, although it also allowed sea water into her mouth, creating sores and repeated vomiting during her swim.
I was wondering how she got through the jellyfish. They seem a worse threat than the sharks.
It doesn't look like it's that hard to swim from Cuba to Florida but actually it is damn near impossible.