The endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, on Monday became the first person to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Key West, Fla., without a shark cage.Great Job. But, let me say this… If I can swim 110 miles in my pool in less than 54 hours can I beat her record?After all, she had breaks for meals (and other bodily functions no doubt) as well as whenever she was tired and needed to sleep. She didn’t lose her sense of direction cause she was guided in by other boaters. Just about the only danger she risked was being bitten by a shark. That risk could be mitigated by retreating to one of the boats monitoring the waters by GPS or satellite or whatever devises fishermen use these days to monitor such activities. I don’t doubt these tools were available. Wouldn’t you insist on having them?OK I admit. It’s a bid deal. I wouldn’t want to take that risk though I did go to the beach this year and swam in the ocean without a cage. But it wasn’t deep water like where she was. Anyway, I certainly don’t have the endurance to swim that distance though I have no Idea how long it would take me if I did. So Kudos to Diana Nyad for holding the record but I’m just not really all that impressed. Maybe just a little bit. But not more than that. Now if she had done it all alone. That would have been impressive.