Team USA swim chair, coach Sid Cassidy questions legitimacy of Diana Nyad’s Cuba to Florida swim



“In my gut I would be very surprised to learn she did the entire swim unassisted,” said Cassidy.

Cassidy, who also heads the swimming program at St. Andrews High School, questions a gap charted by Nyad’s crew. It is a roughly seven-mile stretch when Nyad apparently did not stop to eat or drink.

“I don’t know if it’s humanly possible to do what some of her crew is asserting she did, that whole swim without any assistance,” said Cassidy.

The South Florida endurance swimmer and coach is not alone.

There are hundreds commenting on posts on Facebook and throughout various swimming blogs.

See also ABC News

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