How a Chance Encounter with a Stranger Changed Diana Nyad's Life Forever

Season 4 Episode 501
Aired on 10/06/2013 | CC
Record-breaking swimmer Diana Nyad says that, as a teenager, she was sexually abused by a swim coach. Years later, she told the story of her sexual abuse at a speaking engagement and met an older woman who then shared her own experience of being sexually abused as a child—at the hands of the Nazis. Watch as Diana recounts this woman's story and find out why she says her encounter with this fellow survivor helped her heal more than anything else.