Diana Nyad finishes her 48 hour swim for Sandy victims. Visiting Macy’s three times to watch her swim, really had me invested in this one. I don’t know if any of you have ever stayed up for 48 hours, but I did it in high school once and I was seeing things. Can’t imagine swimming the whole time. Just having water on your skin that long can destroy you. She slathers on something like grease. And she paused to meet every swimmer who swam with her day and night. What a feat! She’s done . . . .
Ryan Lochte told me that Diana Nyad had given him “new appreciation for swimmming and water.” Don’t get me wrong, he loves swimming, but just the thought of what she has done opened his mind to another realm. He met her today at the lap pool in front of Macy’s where Duracell is having her swim for 48 hours and they are raising money for Sandy victims. I was also invited to swim with her tonight. But I’m not sure I’m going to go. You have to stay with her, can’t go ahead, and apparently better to fall behind. Joe Monganiello (True Blood) went this morning. He’s in a play in Connecticut, “so he could.” And his heart also goes out to Sandy victims, but he didn’t get in the pool like Ryan. Both great guys. And loads of swimmers from all over are coming to swim with Diana–all night. 48 hours in a pool. That blows everyone’s minds. Nice two lane lap pool.