Last month, we reported on Diana Nyad’s incredible 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida. Now Nyad is doing something even cooler: she’s swimming for Superstorm Sandy relief. Diana certainly doesn't cease to amaze us!
As a part of “Nyad: Swim for Relief,” Nyad will be in New York City, swimming a total of 48 continuous hours in order to raise funds for the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Her cause certainly doesn't come as a surprise: Last year's Superstorm hit close to home for the long distance swimmer. Nyad told CBSNews. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Sep 04, 2013
Have you ever spent thirty-five years tirelessly trying to do something extraordinary? Swimmer and motivational speaker Diana Nyad has. For over three decades, she has braved treacherous waters, swollen lips, and painful jellyfish stings with one goal in mind: to swim from Cuba to Florida. And yesterday, on her fifth and final try, SHE DID IT.
Nyad is now the first person ever to complete this journey without a shark cage. This is, of course, a super dangerous choice, but she had the help of a team of scientists who sent out electrical currents to keep the sharks at bay. Read More
on Aug 14, 2012
People, I've been having a rotten day. Maybe you have been, too. But I dare you -- I DARE YOU -- to watch this video and remain in a bad mood. It is a scientifically proven fact that if you watch a video where a dog swims with wild dolphins (yes! a dog! dolphins! water! swimming! interspecies cuteness!) you will not be able to maintain a bad mood. This fact was scientifically proven by me, just now.
Watch it and get ready to feel awesome. They should bottle this stuff. Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on May 16, 2012
We're not the sportiest bunch, so we just learned that the U.S. Olympic Committee annually elects a "Hall of Fame Class." This year's hall of famers were just announced, and these winning jocks will be inducted in an awards ceremony on August 24th in Chicago. We couldn't help but notice that the class includes some amazing women…
Kristine Lilly, midfielder for the Women’s National Soccer Team:
Lilly is a three-time Olympian, with two gold medals and one silver. She started every Olympic match of her career and played all but 22 minutes in Olympic competition. Read More