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Diana Nyad plans 48 hour charity swim

Monday, October 07, 2013
Diana Nyad speaks out against skeptics doubting her record-setting swim last week from Cuba to Florida.

Diana Nyad speaks out against skeptics doubting her record-setting swim last week from Cuba to Florida. (KABC Photo)

Diana Nyad is going the extra mile to help Hurricane Sandy victims.

The Lake Forest College graduate is fresh off her record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida.

Starting Tuesday Nyad will swim 48 hours non-stop in a two-lane pool in New York City.

The event will raise funds for Americares, a nonprofit organization that delivers medicines, medical supplies and aid to people in need around the world.

"We're gonna have a rotation of a great diverse group of people for the 48 hours in the middle of the night, 2 or 3 in the morning," said Nyad. " I'm gonna have people in that pool next to me."

An estimated 25,000 east coast residents are still homeless after Hurricane Sandy.

To make a donation go to www.nyadswimforrelief.com

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