Nyad braves jellyfish stings on Cuba-Florida swim
HAVANA (AFP) - United States endurance swimmer Diana Nyad pressed on Sunday in her bid to swim from Cuba to Florida after a night of being swarmed and stung by jellyfish as she paddled through choppy seas.
The 62-year-old Californian was "very comfortable and confident," swimming steadily at 50 strokes per minute despite painful jellyfish stings on her lips, forehead, hands and neck, according to updates from her 50-member crew.
A video posted on YouTube showed her singing The Beatles as she sipped on some water.
"Today is more like swimming. I don't know what you would call last night... probably surviving," Nyad said, according to a blog run by her support crew.