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Diana Nyad’s next swimming goal: 48 straight hours in New York pool

Sep 3, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT

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Diana Nyad isn’t done swimming. Not even close.

Nyad, 64, completed her journey from Cuba to Florida on Monday, becoming the first person to swim the 100-plus miles without a shark tank. In October, she’s heading to New York for another unique feat.

Nyad plans to swim in a pool set up in Manhattan’s Herald Square for 48 straight hours to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. She’ll do it Oct. 8-10, around the one-year anniversary of the storm hitting the Northeast. Her Cuba-to-Florida swim took about 53 hours.

“After the jellyfish and the ocean, that will be a piece of cake,” Nyad said on TODAY. “I’m going to invite all kinds of notable New Yorkers to swim next to me.”

The event is called “Nyad 48” and was originally scheduled for May. The 50-meter pool is made by Myrtha, which designed the pools for the last three U.S. Olympic Trials and the 2011 and 2013 World Championships, according to Swimming World.

Olympic swimmers react to Diana Nyad’s swim

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