Ridgefield Library to host ann evening with swimmer Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad
Diana Nyad

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.”

This special event is part of the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series and is co-sponsored by the library, Books on the Common and Run Like a Mother 5K. Copies of Find a Way will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Registration is $5, which can be used that evening as a credit off the purchase price of a copy of Find a Way. Registration is required at ridgefieldlibrary.org. Call 203-438-2282 for more information.