HAVANA (AP) — Swimmer Diana Nyad is headed in the right direction and doing well after a night of storms and jellyfish roughed up her bid for a record swim from Cuba to Florida.
Nyad’s operations manager Mark Sollinger told the NBC “Today” show Monday that things couldn’t be better after the sun rose on her third day in the water. She left Havana on Saturday afternoon.
It’s the third attempt by the 62-year-old Nyad to become the first person to make the 103-mile swim across the Straits of Florida without using a shark cage.
She’s accompanied by a support team in boats. They tweeted Sunday night that a storm blew Nyad off course temporarily and that “all hell broke loose” in the squall. Nyad also suffered jellyfish stings.