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Diana Nyad Addresses Marathon Open Water Swim Community

Diana Nyad and her crew captain Bonnie Stoll during their 2011 Cuba to Florida swim attempt. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


Swimming Family Rallies to Support Michael Heaney with 1500 Meters for Mike

In April 2012, Michael Heaney, former swim team captain and 2009 graduate of The College of New Jersey Lions, was involved in a severe accident when he was hit by a car while riding his bike near his house in Morristown, New Jersey. Michael was left in critical condition and, as a testament to his strength, he miraculously survived.


Raleigh Swim Across America is Less Than Two Weeks Away

We’re less than 2 weeks away from the Raleigh Swim Across America Event – The Triangle Indoor Water Festival! Swimmers all over the Triangle Area are hard at work to help raise money for the Cavanagh Research Lab at NC State. (Image courtesy of Mike Lewis,

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Opinion: Nyad’s Legit

Diana Nyad in the water off Cuba during her second Cuba to Florida attempt of 2011 (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


Jackson and Heims take Gatorman titles at La Jolla Rough Water

Jessica Heim pulled off a three-peat at La Jolla. (Photo: Mike Lewis/


Hardcore Swim of the Week: 64 Year-Old Diana Nyad Swims From Cuba To Florida In Less Than 53 Hours

The HardCoreSwim of the week goes to Diana Nyad, for her 110 mile swim at 64 years old! Nyad became the first person to ever swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida without the aid of a shark cage. (Photo Credit: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


Swimming the Pacific – Hawaii’s Kaiser true to the roots

Linda Kaiser of Hawaii is one of only 4 women ever inducted into the prestigious Hawaii Waterman’s Hall of Fame (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Letterman: Top Ten Thoughts Going Through Diana Nyad’s Mind While Swimming From Cuba To Florida

Video courtesy of CBS. (Image courtesy of Mike Lewis,


2013-2014 Major Oceania Swimming Master Schedule

Now that the World Championships have come and gone we can look forward to the meet schedule for the 2013-14 across the world…. (photo credit: Victor Puig/

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Aloha in Pictures: Waikiki Roughwater Swim Photo Vault

It’s one of the world’s most iconic open water swimming races. The 2013 Waikiki Roughwater Swim draws swimmer from around the globe. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


Diana Nyad Complete Press Conference – Post Cuba to Florida Swim Video

Nyad Message: ”Never Ever give up. You are never too old to chase your dreams. And it looks like a solitary sport but it takes a team.” (Photo Credit: Mike Lewis,

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Diana Nyad Cuba To Florida – Video of the Finish

(Photo Credit: Mike Lewis / Ola Vista Photography)

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi – Mainstone and Bell champs at Waikiki Roughwater Swim

The 44th Annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim draws a global crowd to one of the world’s most amazing open water swimming races. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Diana Nyad Completes The 110 Mile Swim From Cuba To Key West, Florida Just Under 53 Hours

64 year-old DIana Nyad becomes the first to complete the 110 mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida without a shark tank. She completed the swim in less than 52 hours. (Photo Credit: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


Diana Nyad At the End of the 110 Mile Cuba to Florida Swim – Photo Vault

Diana Nyad at the end of her 110 mile Cuba to Florida swim. And here’s the Tweet via danadamato: “So honored to see #DianaNyad complete her swim from Cuba to Key West. Very inspirational to watch this! Congrats, Diana!!!”

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