Earlier this year when Adam Walker was caught on video swimming with dolphins during his charity swim across the Cook Strait, millions of people saw him being Walkerized during his 8 hour 36 minute crossing.
Viewers from around the world appreciated his efforts and the imagery of a swimmer battling the elements with dolphins at his side and below him, guiding and protecting him.
We recall Penny Palfrey‘s 2006 swim across the 16-mile Cook Strait between the South and North Islands of New Zealand. Her swim and Walker’s swims were strikingly similar: under the escort of Philip Rush, Palfrey swam across in 8 hours 26 minutes…with the escort of dolphins.
Photo by Chris Palfrey.
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