Legendary swimmer Diana Nyad kicks off XCHANGE ‘19 as keynote speaker

NC REALTORS® is thrilled to announce long-distance swimmer, sports broadcaster, motivational speaker and author Diana Nyad is headlining XCHANGE ’19 as keynote speaker.

Nyad was a world champion in the 1970s, setting the record for swimming around Manhattan Island, along with other ocean-swim achievements, all of which rendered her a star at the time. Back then, she made the first attempt at the Mount Everest of swims, the Cuba Swim, but was blown desperately off course. Her dream unfulfilled, she didn’t swim another stroke for three decades.

Then in 2013, at the age of 64, Nyad achieved the impossible. After four failed attempts, she finally completed her lifelong dream and became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the protection of a shark cage. That’s 110 miles and 53 hours in shark-infested waters. Now that’s legendary!

Join us at XCHANGE ’19 to hear Nyad’s unique, passionate story of heroic adventure and perseverance. Learn what it takes to “Find A Way” to fuel your hopes and dreams, no matter your age.