The man more than any other responsible for shaping Fort Lauderdale's swim culture passed away this morning from complications due to Alzheimer's disease. Jack Nelson, 82, was a championship swimmer in his youth and coached multiple champions in Fort Lauderdale, including five Olympic medal winners ... More >>
Chuck Wielgus has been the executive director of USA Swimming since 1997. During his tenure, about 100 coaches have been accused of alleged misconduct that has ranged from placing video cameras in swimmers' bathrooms to dealing steroids to molesting young girls. A five-month New Times investigation ... More >>
Last year, 64-year-old Ft. Lauderdale native Diana Nyad completed her lifetime goal of swimming from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage in just under 50 hours. And now, she's going to be on this season's Dancing With the Stars. Because if swimming 103 miles through treacherous man-eating sharks, ... More >>
On September 2, 64-year-old Diana Nyad -- who started swimming as a seventh grader growing up in Fort Lauderdale -- completed her lifetime goal of swimming from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. It was a goal she had attempted and failed four times prior. She made headlines around the world for ... More >>
Marathon swimmer, 62-year old Diana Nyad, has attempted to swim from Cuba to Florida four times because she's vastly more badass that you are. Nyad first tried to cross the Florida Straights in 1978 when she was 28-year-old. Back then, she swam inside a steel shark cage. She ended her ques ... More >>
Swimmer Diana Nyad says coach Jack Nelson molested her 40 years ago. Now Nelson´s returning fire.