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Jim McConica swimming with dolphins during the Ventura Deep Six relay in a coastal swim along California in 2010
Adam Walker swimming in the Cook Strait being Walkerised by a pod of dolphins protecting him from a shark
Ben Enosh of the 380 km Cyprus Israel Swim being walkerised at night by dolphins en route to Israel

verb - Walkerized or Walkerised is to be surrounded by dolphins while swimming, surfing, windsurfing, or wake boarding in the ocean.


Named after Adam Walker, a British open water swimmer who was famously surrounded and protected by dolphins on his Cook Strait crossing when threatened by sharks circa 2014. Coined by Steven Munatones.

Adam Walker

Adam Walker has successfully completed the English Channel (solo in 2008 and relays in 2007 and 2008), the Molokai Channel (in 17 hours 2 minutes on 21 June 2012), a two-way crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar (in 9 hours 41 minutes, together with Chris Sheppard, the Catalina Channel (on 16 October 2012 in 12 hours 15 minutes), the Tsugaru Channel in 15 hours 31 minutes on 12 August 2013, and the Cook Strait in 8 hours 36 minutes on 22 April 2014. Walker and Sheppard were the first British swimmers to complete a two-way crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar and set a British record on their first leg to Morocco.

Walkerized Videos


dolphin encounter, dolphin spotting

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