Diana Nyad will make an appearance on Nov. 14 at Chrysler Hall for The Norfolk Forum, the oldest publicly subscribed speakers’ forum in the U.S. The record-breaking long-distance swimmer completed a 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida in 53 hours on Sept. 2, 2013 at the age of 64. At the end of her inspiring feat, Nyad shared, “I have three messages. One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three is it looks like a solitary sport, but it takes a team.”
Nyad has broken several other world records in long-distance swimming, including a swim circling Manhattan Island and a 102.5 mile swim between the Bahamas and Florida. She has also been inducted into the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Additionally, Nyad has made a name for herself as a sports broadcaster as well as a public speaker, has written three books and is bilingual.
Learn more about The Norfolk Forum and upcoming lectures here.