Oly In A Rush To Make A Difference

Oly In A Rush To Make A Difference

Oliver ‘Oly’ Rush may have started out as a competitive pool swimmer, but his aquatic career has continued in the open water with major annual solo swims to his name and specific marine environmental goals to achieve.

The British open water swimmer from Dorset has completed three major swims: The Grand SwimThe IOW Swim, and the Jurassic Coast Swim over the last three years:

His three swim have raised awareness about plastic pollution and the way mankind is treating the planet and its oceans.

Rush is responsible for removing truckloads of plastic from the Dorset coastline while swimming for these environmental causes. In a short film (entitled Rush), directed by Mike Coggan and produced by Steve Garay, he explains his life, approach, and philosophy:

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