Diana Nyad to meet with swimmers doubting her feat
MIAMI — Diana Nyad will meet with members of the marathon swimming community who are skeptical about her 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, her team told The Associated Press on Monday.
Long-distance swimmers have been debating on social media and in online forums whether the 64-year-old endurance athlete got into or held onto the boat accompanying her. Some say she could not have picked up as much speed as she says she did from the fast-moving Gulf Stream current.
“Diana is proud of what she and her team accomplished last week, and she is committed to complete transparency,” said Alexandra Crotin, one of Nyad’s spokeswomen.
Nyad planned to meet Tuesday with “her peers in the swimming community,” Crotin said.
Her navigator, as well as one of the swim’s two official observers, told The Associated Press over the weekend that Nyad swam in favorable currents the entire distance herself without aid.
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