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18 tips for a successful Channel swim

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Want to swim the English Channel? Here are my 18 tips for a successful crossing: 1. Find the best coach in town. Make sure he / she suits your personality and most importantly, believes ...

15 Jan 2016
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Lewis Pugh sets sights on Russia

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Renowned British endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh has today completed the final swim of his five swim challenge to champion the need for the conservation of the Ross Sea ...

6 Mar 2015
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Pugh completes the world’s most southerly swim at Cape Adare

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Renowned endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh has today completed the most southerly swim in human history – swimming 500m off the coast of Cape Adare in the Antarctic Ocean. ...

19 Feb 2015
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Lewis Pugh becomes the first person to swim the 7 Seas

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Renowned endurance swimmer and United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh has become the first person to swim the Seven Seas. Lewis completed his final swim from Southend-on-Sea up to the Thames ...

29 Aug 2014
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Experience, energy, enthusiasm – the makings of a top team

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I want to talk about diversity. We’ve all heard the term ‘strength in diversity’, but when did you last stop to think why that is? When we were putting the team together for our ...

12 Aug 2014
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Sometimes losing is the best thing that can happen

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They say that quitters never win and winners never quit. That might be true, but sometimes losing is the best thing that can happen to a competitor. Just ask Andy Murray. Last year at ...

17 Jul 2013
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If you don’t have hope, you can’t have dreams

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I was recently asked to write a feature for Country Life on my favourite spot in Africa, and the reason why. I chose the Cape of Good Hope. This is what I wrote: There ...

10 Jun 2013
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