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WDCS Supporter Takes On 7 Hardest Ocean Swims

Adam Walker trainingAdam Walker, from Nottingham in the UK will be taking on the Molokai channel swim in Hawaii this summer as the next part of his Oceans 7 challenge, which involves swimming seven hardest oceans in the world.
He will attempt the 26 miles from Molokai to Oahu (the longest of all the swims) to raise more funds for WDCS after previously swimming the English Channel and becoming the first British man to swim the Gibraltar Straits and back in one go.

“Along with my friend I managed to break the British record one way across the Straits in 3 hours 25 mins, but the Molokai swim will challenge me physically and mentally to the limit”, says Adam. “Across the English Channel I was consistently sick with the swells and when I finally arrived on Wissent beach in 11h 35 mins I was exhausted. This swim will be tougher, as it is five miles longer than the English Channel and the swells will no doubt be bigger as its the surfing capital of the world. There is the added concern of tiger sharks!!”

Adam is hoping to complete the swim between the 21st – 26th June, depending on the weather. He will be accompanied by just a fishing boat and kayaker to guide him across the channel and protect him from potential shark attacks. The kayaker is also crucial when it gets dark. “The swim should take approx 13- 14 hours and will be the hardest challenge of my life!” says Adam.

WDCS is amazed by Adam’s  efforts so far and we urge all our supporters to sponsor him at:
http://www.justgiving.com/swimming4whales

Good luck Adam, we will be following his progress with great interest.
 
The other swims are:
English Channel (England – France)
Gibraltar Straits (Europe and Africa)
Catalina Channel (Between Santa Catalina and California)
Cook Strait (North and South Islands of New Zeal land)
Tsugara Channel (islands of Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan)
North Channel (Ireland to Scotland)