Diana Nyad Swims in Heart of NYC for Sandy Relief

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
October 8, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Diana Nyad, 64, who completed a feat no other could when she swam from Cuba to Florida in September, began a charity swim for Sandy victims on Tuesday. 

Nyad will swim continuously for 48 hours in a pool built in New York City’s Herald Square. Sponsor funds will go to AmeriCares’ Sandy-related recovery activities. Duracell, Tide, and other companies are covering the production costs to ensure all funds raised go directly to AmeriCares.

The swimmer is from New York City and she was home when Sandy hit last year. Her efforts to raise funds mark the anniversary.

“Thousands of good people are still homeless. Thousands more have not received government assistance. Insurance agents are arguing with flood damage companies,” said Nyad on her website

While swimming in the pool, she will be occasionally joined by other swimmers. Among her companions who have signed up is a dog named Roscoe. Roscoe survived Sandy by swimming to safety. 

 

 

Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.