Lewis Pugh achieved what is considered the “Holy Grail” in the swimming world. Pugh swam long-distance the five oceans of the world, the only person to have ever achieved it. His love for the water has made him a huge advocate for clean oceans.
Pugh who was born in England swims in the most inaccessible and vulnerable places in the world like the North Pole and Mt. Everest to highlight environmental concerns such as melting glaciers. In 2013, Pugh was appointed UN Patron of the Oceans by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).