A record breaking open water swimmer, Adam Walker has endured extensive and seemingly never-ending distances, extreme temperatures and incomprehensible dangers in his quest to be the best. A far cry from his days as a kettle and toaster salesman! Amongst the extreme swimming challenges Adam has accomplished is Oceans Seven, which involves swimming in the world's most difficult oceans.
It was in 2006 that Adam decided to take the plunge, leaving the heady world of home appliances to apply himself to the vast foreboding stretches of open water that encompass our world. His first challenge was to swim the English Channel. That achievement alone would represent the pinnacle of achievement for many people, but for Adam it was just the start. He made six more successful English Channel swims, completing each one on his first attempt, and then moved on to swim the Mediterranean from Spain to Morocco in 2010, proudly earning himself the title of the first British person to swim across that dangerous stretch of water.
In 2012, Adam completed a swim across the Molokai Channel in Hawaii. Showing typical determination and endurance, he survived being stung by a Portuguese Man Of War jellyfish, despite being on the verge of paralysis for 17 hours. Undeterred, Adam's next challenge saw him swim across the Catalina Channel. Battling intense motion sickness and swimming for over 21 miles in the dark, he completed the final three miles with a torn shoulder. Adam's next mission was the Tsugaru Channel, in which he found himself up against incredibly strong currents, pinning him to a stationery point in the water for over 15 hours - he says that this challenge has been his toughest to date. That's quite something, considering that Adam's most recent swim, across New Zealand's Cook Strait, included a number of man-eating shark encounters!
In overcoming such extreme psychological and physical barriers, Adam demonstrates true athleticism and proves that extraordinary achievements that can be accomplished through willpower. His inspirational adventures have made him a highly popular Motivational Speaker, as well as an enthralling After-dinner speaker. To book Adam for your Event, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call us on 020 7251 8222 to discuss your requirements.
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