US swimmer almost done with Cuba-Florida trip

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FILE - In a Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 file photo, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, begins her swim to Florida from the waters off Havana, Cuba. Nyad's representatives said Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 that she's less than 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Florida in her latest attempt to swim there from Cuba. Nyad is trying to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

KEY WEST, Florida (AP) — U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is closing in on the shores of Key West in her attempt to become the first person to swim to Florida from Cuba without a shark cage.

Nyad is expected to reach the shore about 2 p.m. Monday. She was being escorted by boats and her team of 35 people.

There are at least a couple of hundred people waiting for her on the beach, cheering and blowing horns as she approaches. They can see her strokes splashing in the water.

Nyad left Havana on Saturday morning.