Haydn said:98 miles in 48 hours ????? Where on earth did that come from?
98 miles in 48 hours ????? Where on earth did that come from?
Around the 24 hour mark I watched for a few minutes and she was swimming a tempo of1,094 km/hour = 0 mi 1197.0 yd/hourin 48 hours that would give 32 mi = 28.36 nmi if she would swim without breaks.
http://www.diananyad.com/blog/48-Tough-Hours Bonnie had an idea. She remembered from the second night of the Cuba swim, when I was having similar mental problems, Niko the shark diver would swim in front of me for a bit, holding a neon green light and coax me to swim toward him.
http://cspf.co.uk/cs-and-pf-rules (p) During solo swims a swimmer may be accompanied in the water by 1 person only & not accompanied at all until after the first 3 hours. This accompaniment will be for a maximum of 1 hour & cannot be repeated until at least 2 hours have elapsed after the cessation of the accompaniment. The second swimmer may swim alongside, but not in front, of the solo aspirant & must not impede the solo swimmer.
@AngelYanagihara said: I am genuinely worried about loss of life due to jellyfish envenomations. There have been many deaths in this sport.
@AngelYanagihara I do intend to provide these to the Swim Archives that Steve Munatones and others have mentioned exists in Ft Lauderdale.
AngelYanagihara said:I do intend to provide these to the Swim Archives that Steve Munatones and others have mentioned exists in Ft Lauderdale.
I do intend to provide these to the Swim Archives that Steve Munatones and others have mentioned exists in Ft Lauderdale.
AnthonyMcCarley said: Your use of “lads” is a tactic. Dismissive at the same time implying that this is a male/ female issue.
Your use of “lads” is a tactic. Dismissive at the same time implying that this is a male/ female issue.
@ danslos You're serious?
On Monday, November 11, 2013, Manuel de Seixas Correa wrote:Dear ******, My name is Manuel de Seixas Correa and I am an Associate Producer working with Figura Media, a documentary production company based out of New York and with offices in Los Angeles and Brazil.We are currently working on a short form documentary for Vice Media, which explores the technology and science behind Diana Nyad’s swim from Cuba to Florida. We are looking for marathon swimmers who can give us an interesting perspective on Diana’s accomplishments. Our research has led us to you as a potential interview subject. We have come to learn that you are a highly accomplished member of the marathon swimming community and that you may have interesting opinions about Diana’s swim. I would love to be able to discuss your thoughts at your earliest convenience. I am cc’ing Thiago Da Costa, the main producer on the project. We would love to answer any questions you may have. We very much look forward to hearing from you. You can call me directly at 323-***-**** or please send me a number where I can reach you. Thank you for your time.Sincerely,Manuel de Seixas Correa
Can someone swim between Cuba and Florida under English Channel rules? Do you think we will see someone swim from Cuba to Florida with only a swimsuit, swim cap and goggles? Within 50 years from now, will the Straits of Florida be crossed?"No, I do not think the open water swimming community will see someone swim from Cuba to Florida under the rules of the English Channel; with only a porous swimsuit, swim cap, goggles, and earplugs. Besides the financial costs and logistical obstacles that this 103-mile stretch of water presents, the swimmer will also have to face the probability of encountering box jellyfish.Unless this person has a unique body chemistry that somehow makes them impervious to the venom of the box jellyfish or they get extraordinarily lucky and avoid these types of jellyfish and everything else out there during their swim, then I cannot see how it can be done. Sharks are such a minor concern compared with the pain and paralysis that comes with stings by the box jellyfish that the swimmer will have to face at least for one night, probably two and possibly three nights.""If they can avoid the box jellyfish, then the right kind of swimmer has a good chance for success. That swimmer will have the psychological toughness and endurance of Penny Penny, the fierce determination and pain tolerance of Diana Nyad and the raw speed and track record of Chloë McCardel, and the survival mentality of Skip Storch.http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/11/within-50-years-will-it-be-crossed.html
stevenc616 said:I thought that I was over this until the last episode of TV's "Grimm". A race of mer-people, conveniently called "Nyads". The mere mention of the name turned my stomach.
I thought that I was over this until the last episode of TV's "Grimm". A race of mer-people, conveniently called "Nyads". The mere mention of the name turned my stomach.
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nyad-defends-herself-skeptics-cuba-fla-swim-0 After the call, Evan Morrison, co-founder of the online Marathon Swimmers Forum, said Nyad and her team addressed most of the issues that concerned the members of the forum.He was pleased by Nyad's pledge that all the observations and notes taken by her navigator, John Bartlett, and two official observers of the swim will be made available for public examination.
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