British man Adam Walker is accompanied by a pod of dolphins on his quest to conquer the Oceans7! The Dolphins stayed with Adam for more than an hour and swam around him playfully getting close enough for Adam to touch. A fantastic experience for all involved.
Actually these dolphins were protecting him with whit shark was down under the water. Check out how???
Swim coach Adam Walker is swimming the hardest 7 oceans in the world the Oceans Seven in aid of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation charity (http://www.justgiving.com/swim4whales). Adam is set to be the first British person to complete the Oceans Seven and only four people in the world have completed it so far! With the English Channel, Gibraltar Straits, Catalina Channel, Molokai Strait, Tsugaru Strait and now the Cook Strait under his belt, Adams final swim of the seven takes place this August in the Irish Sea. Check Adams website for more detailshttp://www.oceanwalkeruk.com
Walker found himself swimming New Zealand’s Cook Strait as a part of the Oceans Seven mission. The British open-water swimmer hopes to be the second person ever to complete this group of seven long-distance swims in sites around the world. He is also looking to raise funds for Stop Whaling, a nonprofit group focused on whale and dolphin conservation.
His swim in New Zealand spanned 16 miles, and he didn’t expect to encounter any sharks. But, alas, Walker looked down in the middle of the swim and saw a great white below him.
Walker was worried, to say the least. And then a pod of dolphins swam up and surrounded him. The group of about 10 stayed with him for an hour until the shark left.
“I’d like to think they were protecting me and guiding me home!” he posted on Facebook. “This swim will stay with me forever.”
A video of his swim with the dolphins was uploaded on Wednesday to YouTube. Many viewers are commenting on dolphins’ history with protecting humans, while some are simply in awe of the scene. Even Walker commented that he felt “blown away” by the whole ordeal. The two-minute clip has more than 300,000 hits.
Walker eventually completed the task in 8 hours and 36 minutes. It is his sixth of seven long-distance swims before the mission is finished. It Walker’s last swim will take place in August in the Irish Sea.