Lewis Pugh

Lewis Pugh
  • Founder
    Our Blue Future

Ocean advocate and pioneer swimmer. Founder, Our Blue Future. First person to complete a long-distance swim in every ocean. 2007, undertook the first swim across the North Pole to highlight the melting of the Arctic sea ice. 2010, swam across a glacial lake on Mt Everest to draw attention to melting glaciers in the Himalayas and the impact the reduced water supply will have on peace. Leading figure in efforts to protect oceans. Read law at the universities of Cape Town and Cambridge. Maritime lawyer, London. Recipient of awards including France and South Africa's highest honours. Patron of the Oceans, UN Environment Programme (2013). Expertise/interests: oceans, sustainability, fish, conservation, climate change, Arctic, swimming, sport, public speaking.