Diana Nyad
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Diana Nyad

Journalist/Athlete

Diana Nyad keynotes address the critical issue of aging. Most have difficultly accepting the natural process, and Nyad breaks down ways for one to avoid an unproductive sense of despondency. In its place, the motivational speaker advocates the need for one to take up an active stance within one's own life.

Nyad graduated in 1973 from Lake Forest College. She then went on to attain a slew of athletic goals, inclusive of her iconic swim from Bimini to Florida in 1979. Prior to this, she broke the world record as she encircled Manhattan Island in 1975. Her commitment to sports has been recognized time and time again, bringing about her 1986 induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

In addition to her aquatic endeavors, Diana Nyad's keynotes are also consistent with her writing career. In 1978 her book 'Other Shores' was released, followed by 'Basic Training for Women' in 1981 and lastly, 'Boss of Me: The Keyshawn Johnson Story' in 1999. Her expertise on various subjects has also brought about editorials with publications like The New York Times and Newsweek.

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