HAVANA -- Open-water swimmer Diana Nyad pushed through dark waters early Monday as she tried to complete a record 103-mile (166-kilometer), unassisted swim without the aid of a shark cage.
Her team had been trying to find a path through a storm that was nearly stationary over the 62-year-old Los Angeles woman. But they said Nyad was safe and feeling strong as she swims.
Her team was hoping she could capitalize on a great day of swimming Sunday.
"Today was an awesome day," Mark Sollinger, her operations chief, said in blog posting Sunday night.