Diana Nyad

Johanna Lawshea

In the 1970s, Diana Nyad was the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world. After setting a world record circling Manhattan, Nyad became a prominent sports broadcaster, filing compelling reports for National Public Radio, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, Fox Sports, and the New York Times. She has written three books, Other Shores; Boss of Me: The Keyshawn Johnson Story; and Diana Nyad’s Basic Training for Women. Nyad has also earned a reputation as a uniquely passionate and entertaining public speaker. Her latest book is Find a Way (Knopf) an amazing, inspiring firsthand account of her record-breaking swim, after four failed attempts, from Cuba to Florida, at the age of sixty-four–and of her extraordinary quest to live life at the highest level, in and out of the water.