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  1. Archdeacon, Tom. "A Free Spirit Tries to Plunge into History," Miami News. June 16, 1978.
  2. Bearak, Barry. "Her Biggest Splash Will Be In Soap and Perrier Water," Miami Herald. July 31, 1978.
  3. Bushman, John. "Making the Team…That's the Name of the Game," Swimming World and Junior Swimmer. Sept., 1968.
  4. Galchen, Riva. "The Hunger: Swimming from Cuba to Florida," Elle. May 25, 2012.
  5. Gum, Lori. "Lost at Sea." (614) Magazine. Oct., 2013.
  6. "In the Swim with Diana Nyad." Military Life. Nov.-Dec., 1974.
  7. Kennedy, Ray. "'Go For The Gold, Doc.'" Sports Illustrated. Sept. 24, 1979.
  8. Prial, Frank. "Woman Swimmer Circles Manhattan On Her 2d Attempt." New York Times. Oct. 7, 1975.
  9. Sataline, Susan. "Celebration Gives Way to Questions and Doubt After a Record Swim." New York Times. Sept. 8, 2013.
  10. Shapiro, Jane. "The Obsession of the Long-Distance Swimmer." Ms. Magazine. Aug., 1978.
  11. Shapiro, Jane. "What Makes Diana Nyad Swim?" The Village Voice. February 2, 1976.
  12. Shapiro, Jane. "What Makes Diana Nyad Swim? An Absolutely Killing Ambition." Eastern [Airlines] Review. 
    Reprint (in part) of above article from The Village Voice. 1976.
  13. Sherbert, Linda. "Diana's Big Splash In The Big Apple." Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinal. Nov. 16, 1975. 
  14. Whedon, Julia. "Marathon Woman." New York Times. June 18, 1978.

  1. Grossman, Joe. A History of Marathon Swimming. Ft. Lauderdale: ISHOF. 2017.
  2. Johnson, Capt. Tim. History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming. Buzzard's Bay: Captain's Engineering Services. 2005.
  3. Nyad, Diana. Find a Way. New York: Random House. 2015.
  4. Nyad, Diana. Other Shores. New York: Random House. 1978.
  5. Wennerberg, Conrad. Wind, Waves, and Sunburn.New York: Barnes. 1974.

  1. "Diana: A Documentary." WIGS Unscripted. 2012.
  2. "Diana Nyad Discusses Historic Cuba-Florida Swim." ABC News. 2013. Includes transcript. Partial notated transcript here.
  3. "Extreme swimming with the world's most dangerous jellyfish." TEDMED. 2011.
  4. Lake Forest College Commencement Speech. May 9, 2015.
  5. Middlebury College Commencement Speech. May 25, 2014. Includes transcript
  6. Piers Morgan - Diana Nyad: 'Our Team Is Squeaky Clean,' CNN,  Nov. 9, 2013. Transcript
  7. Town Hall Seattle. Nov. 23, 2015. Transcript
  8. Wheeler, Timothy. "The Other Shore." 2013.

  1. Brittany. "A Conversation with Diana Nyad." The Fit Formula. Feb. 3, 2014.
  2. "Diana Nyad." OpenWaterPedia.
  3. Kay, Jennifer. "Diana Nyad defends record Cuba-Florida swim as 'squeaky clean.'" NBC News. Sept. 11, 2013.
  4. Lemieux, Camille. "Did Diana Nyad '73 Lie in her 2015 Commencement Speech?: An Interview with Daniel Slosberg." Lake Forest College Stentor. March 3, 2017.
  5. McCarley, Anthony. Cuba to Florida Timeline. Dec., 2015
  6. Nyad, Diana, "I am the world record swimmer Diana Nyad, ask me anything!" 2014. reddit.
  7. Riera, Gabriel. "Conversations: Diana Nyad." MDC News. Aug. 31, 2016.
  8. Robertson, Linda. "Diana Nyad: Cuba-to-Florida swim was 'squeaky clean.'" Miami Herald. Sept. 17, 2013. 
  9. Zarella, John. "Diana Nyad defends marathon Cuba to Florida swim, responds to skeptics." WPTV. Sept. 11, 2013.
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