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Despite being completely surrounded, Adam Walker had no other choice but to continue swimming until he could figure out what the heck was going on. He was used to swimming in open waters, but nothing could've prepared him for an encounter such as this one. Dolphins are generally friendly, but he wasn't used to being so close to them. Despite being a little bit confused, he pushed through and focused on his mission. He looked down, but his goggles were foggy. Still he managed to see what was going on. Finally, he understood everything.
Only Way Is Up
But before this encounter took place, Adam could've never imagined he'd go through such an incredible situation. A few years earlier, he was working for a huge blue chip company in England. He excelled as a national salesman, meeting sales targets, and quickly climbing the corporate ladder. Despite doing so well at his job, Walker felt like there was something missing.
He Was Into Sports
Sports was a family event, and since he grew up in Nottingham, Adam and his brother followed in their dad’s footsteps and played cricket and rugby. But during his teen years, he suffered back and knee injuries, which forced him to stop playing. That’s when he decided to try swimming, and he was good at it. He competed in the 50m backstroke at country level. But he never considered making this a lifelong career.
The Alternate Path
His family had always specialized in sales, so naturally, Adam followed the same path after graduating from college. He worked for some major companies and always performed perfectly. It seemed like he was on his way to corporate success by the time he was in his mid-twenties. But he realized he was meant to do something else after he came back from a family trip to Australia. And it was thanks to an in-flight movie.
The Life-Changing Movie
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The film “On A Clear Day,” was about a guy who swims the English Channel. This reminded Adam how much he loved swimming, so he started to think of other career choices. Soon, he decided to do what the man in the movie did. He trained his body by holding his breath while performing long-distance swimming. He also enhanced his focus through meditation. Then, he picked a date and dove into the waters of the Atlantic. But something went wrong.