Here we go again...

RuffWaterRuffWater Member
edited September 2013 in General Discussion
Diana Nyad has announced she is headed to Cuba for another attempt.

http://www.diananyad.com/blog/tomorrow-cuba

Bets on how this one goes???
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  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    Reasons to abandon the attempt:
    O -A jellyfish sting on her tongue
    O -A tropical thunderstorm sinks one of her 47 boats.
    O -She awakes from her Xtreme Dream
    O -All of the above
    O -Nothing happens and Diana stops because she gets bored


    check the right box
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  • bobswimsbobswims Charter Member
    edited August 2013
    O - Her Magic Halo stops working

    However, keep in mind that if she makes it, we'll be inundated with late night TV ads selling them.
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    If she makes it. It still will be an achievement.
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  • bobswimsbobswims Charter Member
    No doubt.
  • edited August 2013
    RuffWater said:

    Bets on how this one goes???

    If you're the bookie....
    What is the over/under on distance she makes?

    Keep in mind that tropical storm activity seems to be picking up at the moment.

    -LBJ
    "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T.S. Eliot
  • She was examined by her two support doctors at 7:15 eastern time on Sunday morning, who said that her pules is strong and her lungs are clear (they did the inspection while she floated, therefore maintaining the integrity of the swim).

    Umm, how can you have a medical exam performed without compromising the rules of the swim? Isn't being touched intentionally by crew or observer a disqualification?

    Or is that allowed in ocean swimming? I forget.
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    edited September 2013
    With Diana's federation/fan-club rules it's allowed because supergirl said so. ^:)^
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  • You know - I find her perseverance inspiring. I am okay with people doing things without abiding by a set of rules (it doesn't detract from my joy for any of us achieving something under EC rules), and I will be impressed and happy for her if she finishes - she clearly is very obsessed with this particular crossing.
  • @heart - to a point, I agree. But the trouble I have is that she tries to portray the illusion that she is abiding by some set of rules, except that she changes the rules as she goes. It will be an impressive athletic great if she does get across, but I don't think it will do our sport any good if she does
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember

    @heart - to a point, I agree. But the trouble I have is that she tries to portray the illusion that she is abiding by some set of rules, except that she changes the rules as she goes. It will be an impressive athletic great if she does get across, but I don't think it will do our sport any good if she does

    Exactly my point. It will still be some great achievement.
    But please Diana make it clear to the world that you only followed your own rules and not the generally accepted (EC) rules.
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  • Shouldn't the current be taking her much further to the east? Her track seems dubious, when compared to her previous swims and when compared to Penny Palfrey's track.
    Ron Collins
    Clearwater, Florida
    DistanceMatters.com
  • She's less than 17 miles away from Key West. I really hope I'll wake up tomorrow to the news that she's made it.
  • lcolettelcolette Charter Member
    I'm purposely biting my tongue...
  • I think I know why, Laura. image
    Ron Collins
    Clearwater, Florida
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  • Popping my head above the parapet here.. Whatever your thoughts on DN, and I
    am not a fan of her ( or amyone's) hoopla I think one of the problems is her ' boy who cried wolf' from her previous attempts will color any outcome. There has been a dearth of video this time, no official observer's report( that I am aware of) among other things. You can not fault her bloody minded perseverance and here's the kicker.. IF she inspires others in whatever endeavour they are seeking... Where's the wrong in that? We all swim
    for different reasons. Her reasons may not be yours or mine, or follow any recognized set of rules.... But aren't rules arbritary and malleable ?
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  • david_barradavid_barra Charter Member



    Navigator John Bartlett's Report
    Monday September 2, 2013 at 9:00am. Swim Time: 48:00
    reported by: Katie Leigh

    2am: 93.84 miles, average speed 2.76 over the 53 hours.
    7 am: 102 miles from start.
    Total distance will be 110.36 miles
    Approximate time will be 53-54 hours
    Arrival time will be 2-4 pm


    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
  • It isn't only her doctors who seem to have touched her:
    "her team applied a "sting stopper" substance to her forehead and cheeks in the hopes of warding off jellyfish stings.

    "Don't get it on my nose or eyes," she said, according to her website." -

    http://www.local10.com/news/Nyad-s-Cuba-Florida-swim-2-miles-to-go/-/1717324/21743946/-/a2u85y/-/index.html
  • Clearly not EC rules, but she did swim a long way for a long time. An amazing Ultra Adventure swim! Congrats to DN!
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    Monday, 7:30 a.m., Swim time: 46:31
    When the whistle blew for Diana’s first feeding stop since before midnight http://www.diananyad.com/blog/doctor-report-715am

    Wow that's 7h30m without feedings. Superwoman.
    Hope the "independent" observers can confirm that.
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  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    edited September 2013
    Update from John Bartlett, Navigator
    4pm Sunday September 1, 2013. Swim Time: 31 Hours

    Diana has swum 63.25 statute miles from the starting point of the swim. This is farther than she has gone in any previous attempt. Her path is only 5 miles to the east of a straight line from Marina Hemingway to Key West, thanks to a favorable Gulf Stream.

    Her overall average speed of 2.04 mph has been increasing progressively throughout the day due to a favorable current. She is still swimming strongly at her typical training speed of 1.5 to 1.6 mph.http://www.diananyad.com/blog/sept1-4pm-update-bartlett

    She finished after nearly 53 hours
    average 110/53=2,07 mi/h -> 3,34km/h
    also see my previous post.
    Superwoman²
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  • ssthomasssthomas Charter Member
    We often complain about the media coverage of Diana and how the media confuses what she does with English Channel rules and standards. Below is an article from Yahoo. I think they actually did a pretty good job of explaining what she was up to. For that, I'm happy.

    http://news.yahoo.com/nyad-1st-swim-florida-cuba-without-cage-180026706.html
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