Cuba-to-Fla. swimmer says she has no regrets

August 22, 2012 3:52:20 PM PDT
Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad says she's no quitter, but hasn't said if she'll make another attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida for a fifth time. Nyad was forced to quit Tuesday more than 50 miles from Key West.

According to Nyad, the worst thing wasn't the sharks or the storms, but tiny, thin jellyfish stingers, "And I'm out there in this vast, wide ocean, and I'm covered in a suit, and panty hose over my head, and you're telling me a piece of hair finds me out there? And stings me badly? Sends you into chills, and paroxysms? Um, it took a lot of the joy out of it, I have to tell you."

Nyad, who turned 63 Wednesday, says she is in better shape now than when she was 20, and is proud of her efforts.