Adam Walker Britain’s toughest swimmer
Adam Walker is the only Briton to complete the Ocean’s 7 Challenge; swimming unaided across the seven toughest and most deadly ocean swims in the world. Only six people in the world have completed the challenge, and Adam is one of only two people to complete it on the first attempt. This is despite bone chilling water temperatures, being stung by a Portuguese man o war which could have killed him, fending off great white sharks and being told that he would never swim again.
Adam made headlines worldwide in 2014 when a pod of dolphins swam with him for four hours protecting him from a great white shark stalking him in the Cook Straight, New Zealand. In 2016 Adam will star in a film documentary about this experience directed by John Jackson (The Descendants) and Andy Byatt (Blue Planet).
Man vs Ocean, is Adam’s story in his own words of how he went from toaster salesman living in Nottingham to the world’s toughest ocean marathon swimmer. After his first open water challenge in 2008, swimming the British Channel, Adam ruptured a tendon in his shoulder and was told he would never swim again. Refusing to accept defeat, Adam created a new stroke, the “Ocean Walker” that enabled him to complete the Ocean’s 7 Challenge with his injury and he now teaches the technique to top athletes including tennis star Novak Djokavic and the UK’s leading triathletes.
Man vs Ocean is published by John Blake and is available on Amazon Adam is available for interview. For press enquiries please contact Tory Lyne Pirkis at Midas PR