After Cuba-Florida feat, Diana Nyad to swim 48 hours in New York

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 8:00am

With her decades-long dream of swimming from Cuba to Florida achieved, Diana Nyad is setting her sights on her next challenge.

"I am through with the ocean," she told CNN's "New Day" Tuesday. "Never going to be seasick again! See how happy I look?"

Still, she's off to do something few other people could or would. Nyad plans to swim for 48 hours in New York City.

A special pool will be installed for the event October 8-10, a fundraiser for people who lost their homes in Superstorm Sandy.

"Then we're going to take that pool to the Boston Marathon at the anniversary of that terror attack, and we're going to swim there to help those people recover," she said. After that, she'll travel to Moore, Oklahoma, which was ravaged by a massive tornado earlier this year.

It's "a nice pool with no waves, no jellyfish, no seasickness," Nyad joked. "Those 48 hours should be a piece of cake."

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