ASHRM 2017 Closing Keynote: Diana Nyad, Record-Breaking Athlete
Never, Ever Give Up – The Power of Perseverance
Diana Nyad, the world-record holder who swam from Cuba to Florida at age 64, knows a thing or two about perseverance. Even after dangerous conditions cancelled two her previous attempts and jellyfish stings and burns made every swimming stroke excruciatingly painful, she never gave up. In the ASHRM 2017 Closing Keynote, Diana will share her inspirational and entertaining stories and provide insight on how she powers through to achieve the impossible.
Diana Nyad, at age 64, became the first person ever to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming 111 miles in 53 hours from Havana to Key West. Prior to this remarkable achievement, Nyad was a nationally known sports broadcaster and fitness personality. She rose to fame in the 1970s as a world-record setting long-distance swimmer with open-water achievements, including a record-breaking swim around Manhattan. She now serves as a public speaker, delivering TED Talks and conference keynotes across the world.