What happens when a toaster salesman watches a movie on a plane heading to a work conference? Obviously, he decides to swim the English Channel. Even though Adam Walker grew up swimming 50-meter back strokes regularly, it was a far cry from the experience needed to swim the 34Km (22 mile) distance in near hyperthermic open waters. But why stop there when you can swim the Ocean’s 7…the seven toughest channels the ocean has to offer. We discuss the mindset it takes when medically advised to give up swimming, develop a new stroke technique so you can continue, and do so at a record pace in the water. When we talk about what makes people like us and being unique than the “average person,” the conclusion may surprise you.