Diana Nyad

About Diana Nyad

Birth Day: August 22, 1949
Birth Place: New York City, NY

Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad was born on August 22, 1949 in New York City, NY. A non-fiction author, award-winning squash player, and long-distance swimmer, she is best known as the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without using a shark cage. Her published works include Other Shores (1978), Basic Training for Women (1981), and Boss of Me: The Keyshawn Johnson Story (1999).
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Popular As Diana Nyad
Occupation Non-Fiction Author
Age 71 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born August 22, 1949 (New York City, NY)
Birthday August 22
Town/City New York City, NY
Nationality NY

🌙 Zodiac

Diana Nyad’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Diana Nyad was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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About

A non-fiction author, award-winning squash player, and long-distance Swimmer, she is best known as the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without using a shark cage. Her published works include Other Shores (1978), Basic Training for Women (1981), and Boss of Me: The Keyshawn Johnson Story (1999).

Before Fame

When she was in her early teens, she moved with her family from New York to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and subsequently won several high school swimming championships. She graduated from Lake Forest College in 1973 with degrees in English and French.

Trivia

She was inducted into the United States National Women's Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.

Family Life

She was born in New York City to Lucy Curtis and william Sneed and was later adopted by her stepfather, Aristotle Nyad. An open lesbian, she is considered a role model for the LGBT athletic community.

Associated With

After completing her famous, shark cage-less swim, she appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show to discuss the feat.

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