Swimmers dating dating jumping marathon
Played in the 1970s and 1980s during first weeks of fall practice, this two hour marathon of war is an ideal way to get swimmers’ their feel for water back fast. The back field is for two swimmers only from each team. You play the entire workout, treading water the entire practice.
– The goal is a plywood board into which you cut a large hole.
But that accomplishment is just one aspect of a book that reveals a very personal side to the athlete.
In a candid interview with TIME, Nyad opened up about doubters, personal trauma, our changing attitudes about athletic accomplishments and why, for her next big act, she’s walking.
TIME: You’ve sat in on a lecture by Jean-Paul Sartre, had Julia Child make you breakfast, and Bette Midler used to call you ‘Muscles.’ Which person made the most lasting impression on you?
I honestly think people who hit me deepest, touched my soul in some way are just strangers.
I admire people like Sartre, Julia Child, Michelle Obama, Martina Navratilova and a whole list of people who are accomplished, and philanthropic but honestly I think people I meet who must have the gumption to live a good life even though they are dealt a pretty bad hand touch me most.It took you five tries to complete the swim from Cuba to Fla., and nearly four decades — your first attempt was in 1978.If you could turn back time and complete your historic swim the first time, at age 28, would you do it? But I don’t think as a 28-year-old, more brash, more cocky, and less evolved, I would have taken it into the very marrow of myself the way I did this time in my 60s.Five days later as soon as I touched down back home in Cal., I called prosthetisists to build something to protect me, and go to the next level.
It didn’t take long after your swim for people to question it.
I would never have said this before, but now that I know what I know, and it turned out the way it is, I’m glad I didn’t make it in 1978.