Diana Nyad To Swim From Cuba To Florida
August 9, 2011 by Post Team
Diana Nyad To Swim From Cuba To Florida, Swimmer resistance and Diana Nyad record holder arrived in Florida Tuesday morning, but not the way I expected. The 61-year-old arrived in Key West aboard a ship, hours after leaving a bath of 103 miles from Cuba to Florida around the middle of the road.
She had tried to become the first person to swim between Cuba and Florida without a shark cage, but the ocean waves, shoulder pain and asthma forced her to give swimming.
Nyad was vomiting when she was taken aboard a ship at 12:45 am Tuesday – 29 hours after the water jumped on Sunday.
“I’m sad. It was absolutely the right decision,” he said.
After much consideration, when Nyad decided to stop swimming, was soon back in the Bellissimo, the 75-foot yacht that bears her aides, drivers, photographers and friends and family.
Once on the boat, on their own, Nyad her way down the stairs and waiting in a chair, overcome by fatigue and emotion. She was given intravenous fluids while battling nausea.
About three hours later, she stood and walked inside the boat. There, lying down, she spoke with people on board, at a press conference of the mini-class with half a dozen cameras in the workplace.
Nyad said that already in the third hour of her journey began feeling pain in her right shoulder. By hour 15, asthma is a problem.
As he approached 28 hours, the pain was so great that Diana had to rest every three or four strokes freestlye, rolling on her back to breathe.
His doctor, Michael Broder, swam to her side during breaks to monitor vital signs or administering medications.
“It hurts, it hurts,” Nyad said, grabbing her shoulder and looking at the stars. Then she turn back into the water, struggling through another blow or two, pushing and pushing and pushing.
29 per hour, she was weighing between beats mathematics belabored.
She asked, “Do I have to swim all night and all day and all night again?” The answer was yes.
Nyad breaststroke went to one last hope of finding a way to propel land. A handful of hits. More rest. A few more minutes. And finally made the decision. It was over.
“Asthma is a lot of me,” he told CNN’s medical director, Sanjay Gupta correspondent. “I could not overcome.”
Nyad said it took at least 40 puffs inhaler and even took oxygen to help improve your breathing.
“We did everything possible to get out of trouble with asthma, but could not have been an hour, could not have done,” he said.
“I really believe that the strength of will that get me through, but I really screwed asthma,” he said.
It was an end to a journey that started looking much brighter.
“By early evening, she was surrounded by dolphins and a beautiful Caribbean sunset. However, strong currents blew its 15 miles off course”, her team published in your Twitter account.
The attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida was the second for the swimmer, who said in a press conference Sunday that he is fitter now than it was in 1978 when he first attempted the crossing, but no able to finish.
It took several months to obtain permission for the bathroom of the Cuban authorities and the U.S. Bureaucratic inconveniences repeatedly threatened to suspend the effort – which already canceled in 2010 due to weather.
“To swim between these two neighbors, Cuba and the United States, which have been ignored all these years is exciting for me,” Nyad said.
She had been preparing for the event for two years, swimming 12 hours a day.
A team of 30 people supported Nyad when he tried to cross. She had 10 handlers to advise her while swimming, kayaking Tues coupling device to repel most of the sharks and divers and trained security officers to distract the sharks were not rejected.
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