World-renowned champion long-distance swimmer, author and sports broadcaster, Diana Nyad will speak at the Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, on Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Nyad will talk about her compelling memoir, Find a Way, which chronicles her passionate quest of swimming from Cuba to Florida and her completion of this heroic accomplishment.
At the age of 64, in her fifth and final attempt, Nyad successfully fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida. Upon completing her grueling 53-hour journey, a breathless Nyad told the world, “I have three messages. One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three, it looks like a solitary sport, but it takes a team.”