He was told he wouldn’t have to worry about sharks when swimming Cook Strait. Then British swimmer Adam Walker looked down.
A two-metre beast, possibly a great white, was swimming beneath him.
It could have been why he had just been joined by a pod of dolphins, which have been known to protect people from sharks.
Or it could could have been that, in some strange dolphin way, they knew Walker was six swims into swimming the world’s toughest seven ocean swims, all raising money for the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.
“It would be a nice thought they were thinking, we will just help our pal get through.”