These are external links and will open in a new window. Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage. After about 53 hours' non-stop swimming, the year-old American reached Key West, Florida, escorted by boats and her team of 35 people.
Why are there no swimming pools in Cuba? Because everyone who knows how to swim has already left the island. Despite its spitting distance of the Florida coast, the Republic of Cuba has long ceased to pose the threat it once did to American lives.
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The waves crash hard and unskilled swimmers can be slammed against the reef, banged up, scraped or even killed. The largest number of bathers gathers at the intersection of Paseo del Prado, where the reef has natural swimming holes, a favourite spot for children who splash around and older women who dip their toes. The teenagers and young men, meanwhile, continue their dives, with the most daring jumping off the top of the wall.
Onlookers crowded around the year-old swimmer when she came ashore in Key West. Nyad's lips were swollen, and she appeared exhausted, dazed and determined when she addressed the crowd. One is, we should never, ever give up.
MIAMI — The sign from God and the Virgin Mary came near the end of their perilous, sun-scorched journey from Cuba to Florida: A dozen or so dolphins swam up to their home-built, overloaded sailboat, dipping in and out of the water, guiding them, they felt, toward a reimagined future. Nobody will get close to us now. The omen proved true.
February 20th, NationalNewsOpen Water. This year, the 17 inductees will be announced in 4 different groups before the ultimate ceremony that will return to Fort Lauderdale from August Poneisch joins Wu Chuanyu and Zhang Xiunei, who were both announced last week as honorees in the Pioneer Categoryas announced members of the class of
Sneed Jr. Winslow, the inventor of Mrs Winslow's Soothing Syrupa popular morphine-based medicine for children teething that was manufactured from until the s. Nyad, a Greek-Egyptian land developer, who adopted Diana.
It is the longest school break of the year, which is between one academic year and another, and many workers and non-essential workplaces plan their vacations to coincide with their children. Naturally it is a time of the year to have fun, break the routine. Maybe visiting relatives. However, the reality is that we do not have the necessary resources to make the holidays what the word implies.