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September 25th, 2011
11:48 AM ET

Nyad ends swim

Distance swimmer Diana Nyad has ended her latest record attempt.

CNN Medical News producer Matt Sloane reports that she came out of the water Sunday  shortly after 11 a.m. ET. Injuries she suffered Saturday evening caused her to get off course,  her team Captain Mark Sollinger told CNN.

Her blog also reported the decision.

Come back to CNN.com for more updates.


September 25th, 2011
11:18 AM ET

Sunday: After drama, Nyad resumes swim

Sunday update: After nighttime drama, Diana Nyad is still swimming Sunday morning.

She came out of the water just before 10 p.m. Saturday,  to receive medical treatment for more stings, this time to her face and eyes. She resumed the swim a couple of hours later, at the spot where she came out, her handlers reported.

Because of that, the International Swim Federation official accompanying Nyad told the team, if she completes the swim, it will be still be a  record, but  for a "staged" swim, meaning just as it sounds, it took place in stages rather than one uninterrupted effo

CNN journalists headed out from Key West, Florida, on Sunday morning and expect to reach Nyad around midday. Follow @MattCNN, And come back to CNN.com for updates.

We told the story of Diana Nyad's milestone August swim  in an  hourlong documentary, Diana Nyad: Xtreme Dream.

On that attempt she was pulled from the water after 29 hours. She began this swim just after 6 p.m. Friday in Havana, Cuba.

Follow @DianaNyad on Twitter. Her team is blogging at DianaNyad.com


September 24th, 2011
11:35 AM ET

Nyad trying again for swim record

CNN  told the story of Diana Nyad's milestone August swim  in an  hourlong documentary last weekend, Diana Nyad: Xtreme Dream.

On Friday night, Nyad began yet another chapter, jumping into the water in Havana, Cuba, trying once more to set a distance record for open-water swimming without a shark cage.

Follow Diana on Twitter

Friday night, she was stung multiple times by a Portuguese man-of-war, according to her blog, and on Saturday morning, the blog said, she was struggling in the water, believing she was not getting adequate oxygen to her muscles.

 

Diana's blog and stroke tracker

Just before 9 a.m. Saturday, her handlers tweeted that she was  about 25 miles off Cuba. Her team expects the 100-mile-plus swim will take as long as 60 hours.

In the August attempt, she was pulled her from the water after almost 29 hours.  


August 7th, 2011
08:38 PM ET

Diana swim tracker: Watch Nyad's progress

Update: Diana Nyad ended her swim about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, suffering from shoulder pain and nausea.  She is on a boat headed for Key West, Florida. Check back with CNN.com for updates.

 

Distance swimmer Diana Nyad is attempting a 103-mile swim from Cuba to Key West. She entered the water Sunday around 7:45 p.m. ET, from Havana's Hemingway Marina. On Monday afternoon  she more than 20 miles off Cuba and struggling with shoulder pain and asthma but continuing to swim strongly, CNN's Matt Sloane reported.

Follow Matt Sloane on Twitter – live from Nyad's boat

Watch: Nyad 'doing great' on swim

CNN is the only network accompanying Nyad on her swim, which could take 60 hours or longer.  Producer Matt Sloane is leading a CNN team traveling on  one of Nyad's chase boats. They are carrying a SPOT GPS tracker, which transmits the group's position via satellite.

Gallery: Diana jumps in

Sloane will be Tweeting throughout the swim, and he'll appear live on CNN from time to time to update viewers on the 61-year-old swimmer's progress. Nyad's team also will be Tweeting and blogging.

Check back to watch her progress. And coming  on CNN,  Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a  look at "Diana Nyad: Xtreme Dream." Saturday, September 17, 8 p.m. ET.


Diana Nyad says big swim is Sunday
August 6th, 2011
06:55 PM ET

Diana Nyad says big swim is Sunday

The big moment is here, distance swimmer Diana Nyad says. On Saturday she tweeted, "It's my time to be fearless."

If all goes according to plan, late Sunday or early Monday she'll begin her attempt to set a world record, swimming in the open water, without a shark cage, from Cuba to Key West, Florida. It's 103 miles; she expects it'll take at least 60 hours.

CNN is the only network accompanying Nyad, 61, on her swim. We'll be at  Nyad's Havana news conference on Sunday, then board one of Nyad's chase boats, and keep you up to date in real time or close to it.

In 1978, Nyad attempted this same swim. After just over 40 hours in the water, her team pulled her; high waves and strong currents had pushed her too far off course.  That experience has driven her toward this swim.  "Visions of 1978, those smashing 8-ft seas, flash through my brain. Not this time. Strong memories of the hardships of these past two years make me strong and determined not to waste all that disciplined time put in," she wrote in her blog Saturday.

Coming  on CNN: Diana Nyad's Xtreme Dream

Look for more reports on CNN.com and The Chart.

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