The Coldest Swim on Earth

This month Lewis will be swimming across the mouth of Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord, which is fed by the world’s fastest-moving glacier.

It will be the first multi-day Polar Swim ever attempted.

And Lewis will in Ilulissat, in the lead up to COP 26, because there is no better place to illustrate the scale and pace of the Climate Crisis.

 No ice, no life.


Justice is a universal concept

Lewis Pugh’s address to the UN on World Ocean’s Day, 8 June 2021.

I could be speaking to a banker on Wall Street, a farmer in India, or a child in Sydney. We all understand what justice is. And when we see injustice, it burns inside us.

Ladies and gentleman, I am an endurance swimmer and a maritime lawyer. I believe there are 3 reasons why we should protect at least 30% of the world’s oceans: and they are JUSTICE, JUSTICE and JUSTICE.

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What action can you take today to save our oceans?

On this World Oceans day, Lewis Pugh took a dip with some Cape Fur Seals off the tip of Africa near Cape Town.

During his swim, the UN Patron of the Oceans asks us to consider our impact on oceans and what we can do to make a positive difference to save our seas.

Marine Protected Areas offer Hope

The Lewis Pugh Foundation was formed to preserve our oceans for a peaceful and sustainable future.

To date the Foundation has been instrumental in securing full protection for over 2 million km2 of vulnerable ocean.

Its goal is to ensure that 30% of our oceans are properly protected by 2030.

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You won’t find a more captivating storyteller.

As an ocean advocate and a pioneer swimmer, Lewis applies his hard-learned lessons to the corporate environment.

He shares the visualisation strategies, radical tactical shifts,  teamwork and focus that enabled him to achieve seemingly impossible tasks.

Most importantly he inspires people to dig deep, define their goals and achieve their own ‘impossible’.

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Southern Ocean




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