"I got three messages," an exhausted and happy Nyad told reporters. Her face was sunburned and swollen.
"One is we should never, ever give up. Two is you never are too old to chase your dreams. Three is it looks like a solitary sport, but it's a team," she said.
"I think that a lot of people in our country have gotten depressed, pinned in, pinned down with living lives they don't want," Nyad said.
She continued: "I do write all the time about -- you tell me what your dreams are. What are you chasing? It's not impossible. Name it."
Time to dust off that dreamboard...