About the Session

Awards Program & Speaker, Diana Nyad, World Champion Athlete

Awards Program includes New College of Fellows Inductees, 2023 Scholarship Winners, Young Professional of the Year Awards, Community Service Awards, Coalitions Distinguished Service Award and Chair Emeritus Award.

 

Never, Ever Give Up

Diana Nyad, World Champion Athlete, World-Renowned Inspirational Speaker, and Author

At age 60, having not swum a stroke in decades, Hall of Fame swimmer Diana Nyad began planning for her white whale of distance swims: the 110-mile ocean crossing between Cuba and Florida. She’d tried it once, in her 20s, and severe jellyfish attacks had defeated her then. With a new commitment to her vision, she attempted it again and accomplished this incredible feat 30 years after she failed to complete it before.

In this moving conversation, Diana shows us that it is never too late to chase our dreams and she shares the key steps we all need to take in order to accomplish our goals, no matter how big.

 

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Diana Nyad

World Champion Athlete, World-Renowned Inspirational Speaker, and Author