Lewis Pugh

Lewis Pugh
  • Founder
    Our Blue Future

Lewis Pugh is an ocean advocate and an endurance swimmer. He is the only person to have completed a long distance swim in every ocean of the world. Over a period of 28 years he has pioneered swims in the most challenging environments on earth including the Antarctic, the North Pole and the Himalayas and developed an understanding of the beauty and fragility of life and its many ecosystems. He is now working to create a series of Marine Protected Area in Antarctica. Pugh is also one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers, with TED describing him as a “master story teller”. He has received a number of awards, including France and South Africa's highest honours. In 2013, the UN appointed him Patron of the Oceans. Pugh read law at the universities of Cape Town and Cambridge.