Record-breaking swimmer Nyad speaks in lecture series

World record long-distance swimmer and former sports broadcaster Diana Nyad opened the 13th season of the Institute for Leadership Studies’ Fall Leadership Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage at Dominican University of California on September 14.

Nyad, the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world in the 1970s, appeared at Dominican with her memoir, Find a Way. In 2013, she triumphantly emerged onto the shores of Key West after achieving a goal for more than 30 years by becoming, at the age of 64, the first person to swim 111 miles from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage.

To purchase Find a Way or for more information, contact Book Passage in Corte Madera by calling (415) 927-0960 extension 1 or by visiting

The speaker series, a cooperative effort between Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage, features some of the country's leading figures from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature. The series has entertained and educated thousands of Marin County and San Francisco Bay Area residents.

All events are open to the public. Free parking is available on campus in the nearby Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand Avenues in San Rafael.

The Institute for Leadership Studies’ Fall 2016 Leadership Lecture Series is sponsored by Private Ocean, the oldest and largest privately-held wealth management firm in Marin County. Private Ocean’s commitment to community service has been a driving force behind its support of the lecture series.

Media Contact:
Karen West, Book Passage Director of Events, 415-927-0960 ext. 238, [email protected]


August 24, 2016