Lewis Pugh is a ocean swimmer and advocate. He swims to awaken us to the realities of the our planet’s water that in danger. Whether in the North Pole or the river thames.
He is best known for undertaking the first swim across the North Pole in 2007 to highlight the melting of the Arctic sea ice. In 2010 he swam across a glacial lake on Mount Everest to draw attention to the melting of the glaciers in the Himalayas, and the impact the reduced water supply will have on world peace. And in 2014 he became the first person to complete a long distance swim in all the Seven Seas, a campaign he undertook to urge surrounding nations to create more Marine Protected Areas.
His approach is graceful but his message is powerful.