Tag: Lewis Pugh

Open Water Swimmers Who Take Action

Open Water Swimmers Who Take Action Courtesy of Lily Moy, Southern Ocean, East Antarctica. Lily Moy is a 15-year-old high school student scientist and competitive swimmer interested in biology and specifically clean ocean initiatives, wildlife animal preservation, and global environmental protection. She looks to others for inspiration and guidance as

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Swimming Around Africa

Swimming Around Africa Courtesy of OpenWater Africa, Lake Malawi, Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Following in the wake of Lewis Pugh (9 hours 52 minutes in 1992, Dr. Otto Thaning (10 hours 5 minutes in 1992), Abigail Brown (9 hours 45 minutes in 2010), Milko van Gool (8 hours 46 minutes in 2013), Kaitlin Harthoorn (9 hours 17 minutes in 2013), Jean

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Lewis Pugh’s Ice Sheet Swim

Lewis Pugh's Ice Sheet Swim Courtesy of Lewis Pugh, East Antarctica. Lewis Pugh, the United Nations Patron of the Oceans, sent the following messages to world and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 21st. "The ice sheet is melting at an unprecedented rate. We simply cannot waste anymore time. Change is happening. It is

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Blue Man Group Down In Antarctica

Blue Man Group Down In Antarctica Courtesy of A Service of Celebration for Commonwealth Day 2019, BBC, Westminster Abbey, London, England. Lewis Pugh, United Nations Patron of the Oceans, has always been expressive, especially about his latest training swim. "I can hardly believe what I have just experienced, swimming in a river UNDER the Antarctic ice

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Meeting People Along The Shore

Meeting People Along The Shore Courtesy of Lewis Pugh, Arabian Sea. Photos courtesy of Kelvin Trautman. Back in August 1994, Lewis Pugh swam 7 marathon swims to encourage governments to establish Marine Protected Areas. Pugh's campaign was called Seven Swims In The Seven Seas For 1 Reason: * 10 km in the Mediterranean Sea in Monte Carlo, Monaco in 3

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Lewis Pugh Looking Up Down In Antarctica

Lewis Pugh Looking Up Down In Antarctica Courtesy of A Service of Celebration for Commonwealth Day 2019, BBC, Westminster Abbey, London, England. Many open water swimmers are occasionally asked why they swim. It can be a difficult question to eloquently explain to a non-swimmers. But Lewis Pugh, United Nations Patron of the Oceans, has always been clear

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