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Diana Nyad Joins forces with FINIS

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National record-breaking swim icon and author formalizes partnership with global swim company and provider of leading underwater music players

(Livermore, CA – July 21st, 2016) – – FINIS, Inc., a worldwide leader in technical swimming development, is proud to announce their partnership with famous long-distance swimmer, Diana Nyad who gained national and international notoriety when she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage.

Known as one of the world’s greatest long-distance swimmers in the 1970s, Nyad has continued to surprise the world with her remarkable swims over the past thirty years, including the 111-mile journey from the beaches of Havana to Key West, Florida, which she completed at the age of 64 in 53 hours. As a broadcaster, motivational speaker and author, Nyad is a national fitness icon and inspiration. She has been a guest speaker on TED Talks and has been featured on many national television programs, including CNN, NBC and ABC.

Nyad is an avid user of the FINIS underwater MP3 devices, and relies on it for her training. One of her favorite songs is John Lennon’s “Imagine.

“As magical as immersion in pools, lakes, and oceans can be, swimming is often also a lonely endeavor,” says Nyad. “The FINIS Duo Underwater MP3 player has brought me the delight of company. Now, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and Katy Perry are right with me, stroke by stroke. With astounding clarity, their voices, their harmonies, their guitar licks, literally make me smile as I swim.”

While Nyad no longer attempts major long-distance swims, she still swims for fitness and recently released a critically acclaimed book, Find A Way, which tells her inspiring story of pursuing her lifelong dream to swim from Cuba to Florida. This feat took her five attempts before she successfully accomplished it in 2013.

“When you talk to Diana, you can’t help but feel inspired,” says FINIS Co-Founder and CEO, John Mix. “She has such a positive outlook on life, and she transcends not only the sport of swimming but athletics in such a beautiful way. It doesn’t matter what your dream is—she is always inspiring people to achieve their dreams.”

To receive a 20% discount off the FINIS Duo Underwater MP3 player, head to and type in the code: diana20 at checkout (case sensitive).


John Mix and Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Pablo Morales founded FINIS in 1993 with a mission to simplify swimming for athletes, coaches, beginners and lifelong swimmers around the world. Today, FINIS fulfills that mission through technical innovation, high quality products and a commitment to education. FINIS products are currently available in over 80 countries. With a focus on innovation and the fine details of swimming, FINIS will continue to develop products that help more people enjoy the water.