Long-Distance Ocean Swimmer Talks About Some Of His More Bizarre Marine Life Encounters


When they take the dangerous plunge into frigid seas, champion-level swimmers have a lot to think about. Even with so many scary animals lurking in the depths—it is their habitat, you know—that’s not at the top of their minds. Perhaps they are trying to block it out.

When one may made it his goal to swim in Cook Straight, New Zealand, he could have never guessed that he was about to face one of the scariest situations of his life. It happened when he was swimming with a pod of dolphins—he looked down, and, suddenly, the shocking realization of why they had come there struck him like a ton of bricks.

Keep reading to learn what was there!