Oprah interviews Diana Nyad who inspired the world when she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, at age 64, in just under 53 hours. Relying on her mantra “Find A Way,” Nyad proved that anything is possible, at any age. It’s a revealing conversation about chasing dreams, pushing limits, and daring with intention and purpose.
Diana Nyad was a prodigy in the pool from the time she started swimming competitively at age ten, with a passion and a vision beyond her years. She first earned international acclaim in 1975 when she swam around Manhattan in a record breaking eight hours. Four years later, and several world records to her name, Nyad would retire from swimming on her 30th birthday.
She went on to become a professional sportscaster, author and motivational speaker. While success followed her wherever she went, she had a lingering dream to accomplish a feat that many called impossible. After losing her mother in 2007, and experiencing what she called “an existential crisis,” Nyad returned to the ocean and to a journey that would test her mind, body and soul.