According to Nyad’s personal website, she arrived in Key West yesterday September 2, 2013 at 153 pm, after swimming 52 Hours 54 Minutes and 18.6 Seconds.
Nyad provided some insight on her mission during a news conference in Havana Cuba on Friday.
"This time, I am 64. So, the years of my life are shorter to the end so this time I am, all the way across ... going to think about all those life lessons that came up during the swim."
"I got three messages," Nyad told reporters after dragging her tired body on shore.
"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.
Apparently there were many people watching and rooting for Nyad while on her quest to break records and make history.
"Flying to 112 countries is a lot until you consider swimming between 2. Feels like I swim with sharks -- but you actually did it! Congrats!" tweeted Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State.
"This is a lifelong dream of mine, and I'm very, very glad to be with you," she said late Monday morning, treading water as she spoke to her team on the five boats gathered around her. You pulled through; you are pros and have a great heart. So let's get going so we can have a whopping party," she said, according to the website.
This was Nyad’s fifth attempt at conquering the harsh and potentially deadly waters between Cuba and Florida. The first four attempts took place in 1978, 2010, and 2011.