One of the extreme athletic greatest feats, certainly of this century, was Diana Nyad swimming from Cuba to Key West, the first person to do it without using a shark cage.
It was her fifth try.
She's 64 years old, by the way.
She did it in 52 hours and 54 minutes of continuous swimming. I'm not sure I can swim continuously 52 seconds.
With the team that followed her were jellyfish experts. Jellyfish were a major factor in previous attempts. When they bite, they hurt.
Nyad is not finishing with her swimming ambitions. But this time they will be in a large portable pool.
She plays to swim 48 hours in New York City in a fundraiser for Sandy victims. Then, she'll move the pool to Boston with a similar swim for the Boston Marathon bombing victims.
The sun has not been kind to her. But she lives for the water. And she does things in waves, not ripples.