Diana Nyad's swim being questioned

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Diana Nyad's swim being questioned
Thu, 09-12-2013 - 8:28am

Have you see the latest about Diana Nyad's record making swim from Florida to Cuba? Apparently, there are questions as to whether or not she was "assisted"

Do you think the peer group of swimmers are being nitpicky or do they have legitimate concerns about her swim?

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 09-12-2013 - 8:38am

I haven't read about the criticisms before.  I hope her answers take care of it. I don't think a special suit to protect against jelly fish stings is legitimate, though. Unless they're swimming naked, they all have some kind of covering!  As long as it doesn't aid in the swim, I don't think it's an issue.  As for the suspicious speed, I assume her swimming as recorded? It seems in this day and age it would be the obvious thing to do to prevent these types of questions.

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 09-12-2013 - 8:40am

With 40 eye witnesses (her team) that were with her, if there was any impropriety, it will come out.  If not, this brings her more media time which is wonderful for her!  I think, after Lance, the public is skeptical.  The national news reported that she "cut a break" and the currents were in hfavor or compared to having "bad luck" with the currents in her prior swims.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-18-2012
Thu, 09-12-2013 - 10:02am
I agree with another poster- there were SO many witnesses and a world watching. I can't imagine that any kind of cheating would have taken place. It's too bad that she has to defend herself after accomplishing such an impressive task.