Washington, Oct : 64-year old endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has said that she is more than ready to swim 48 hours for Superstorm Sandy relief next week.
According to CBS News, Nyad revealed that last year, she was in town right after Sandy hit and she felt a tremendous compassion for people, adding that she wanted to sit down and write a little cheque for disaster relief.
Sandy caused roughly 70 billion dollars in damage across the Eastern seaboard, destroying 12,500 homes in New Jersey alone and to date in Ocean County, up to 25,000 residents are still displaced from their homes, the report said.
Nyad’s estimated swim distance is 96 miles, the equivalent of swimming from Manhattan to Philadelphia, the report added.
The endurance swimmer said that she did not want to lie back on the couch and watch life pass her by. (ANI)