Adam Walker is currently attempting to swim the Ocean’s Seven—seven long-distance, open-water swims. It includes the North Channel, the Cook Strait, the Molokai Channel, the English Channel, the Catalina Channel, the Tsugaru Strait, and the Strait of Gibraltar. Only four people have ever completed the swim. While attempting the Cook Strait challenge, Walker looked below him in the water and spotted a great white shark. Immediately after, he was joined by a pod of dolphins.
The pod remained with him for more than an hour and swam directly next to him, within reaching distance. Walker, a British swim coach, is completing the swim to raise money for the Whale and Dolphin Conservation.
“Yesterday I swam the 6th of the ‘oceans seven’ swims ‘Cook Strait’ in 8 hours 36 mins. But that doesn’t tell the whole story rolling waves, big currents but more important than that a dream come true swimming with dolphins over an hour!! I’d like to think they were protecting me and guiding me home!!! This swim will stay with me forever Check out the pics!!!! It makes it even more apt that all my swims have been for the charity ‘ whales & dolphin conservation’ Feel blown away please feel free to share,” he wrote on Facebook.
With six of the seven swims complete, Walker only has the North Channel in the Irish Sea remaining. Check out the video below of his swim with the dolphins: