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Diana Nyad defends historic swim

Updated: September 10, 2013, 10:39 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Diana Nyad on Tuesday defended her 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida to skeptics who questioned whether she got into or held onto a boat during part of the journey.

Nyad said she swam without being propelled or held up by any of the boats or people accompanying her.

"I swam. We made it, our team, in squeaky-clean, ethical fashion," Nyad said.

Her critics have been skeptical about long stretches of the 53-hour swim were Nyad appeared to have either picked up incredible ...

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