All Wet

Clap your fins if this surprises you.

Diana Nyad, the woman who was attempting to become the first person to ever swim from Cuba to Florida without the safety of a shark cage, was forced to quit yesterday after battling unfavorable water conditions and exhaustion.

The 61-year-old woman who suffers from asthma had been suffering from shoulder pain a little more than a day into her journey, taking aspirin in an attempt to quell the pain. However, it appeared as if Nyad may have been suffering from physical exhaustion as well, vomiting once she quit her swim.

This was a singularly bad idea from the outset, and further evidence that too many baby boomers refuse to grow up gracefully rather than indulge themselves.

Hope her vomit fed some fish, anyway.

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5 Responses to All Wet

  1. julesagray says:

    “Unfavorable conditions” — such as Cubans escaping via rafts & bath tubs to freedom?

  2. Frank of Oregon says:

    Did you see the film of her self-launch? She tooted on a trumpet — literally blew her own horn before jumping in and setting off.

  3. Hose B says:

    What a sham. The thing was arranged by Castro to discourage anybody from trying to leave the island. “If Diane Nyad can’t do it with a GPS and an entourage, what makes you trhink YOU can do it?”

  4. As a former scholarship swimmer, I thought is was ill-conceived. The weather did hurt her, but she should have hung it up and taken a victory lap with the ’79 Bahamas to Florida swim. When will people learn that 60 is the new 60?

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