Red Sea 2022

From 11 – 26 October 2022, Lewis swam the first ever swim across the Red Sea, from Saudi Arabia to Egypt.

He swam over some of the most precious coral in the world, and is urging all nations gathered at Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27 to drastically cut their emissions, tackle the climate crisis and protect the world’s oceans.

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What changes can you make today to help save our planet?

If we continue to heat our planet, coral reefs will die, and with them, the incredible life which they support.

We just can’t let this happen.

Every fraction of a degree of warming is now critical. With a warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, our world will lose 70% of its coral. At 2°C we lose 99%.

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Greenland to Glasgow

On 7 September 2021 Lewis became the first person to complete a multi-day swim in the Polar Regions, when he swam across the Ilulissat Icefjord, fed by the world’s fastest moving glacier, in Greenland.

Lewis attended the UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. He used the story of his swim to impress upon world leaders the speed of the Climate Crisis, to ask them to move beyond long-term commitments toward urgent action, today.

No one will escape Climate Change. It will affect every creature on this planet, great or small.

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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