BirthdayMay 18, 1907

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Lewis Pugh

    Full name: Lewis Pugh
    Also known as: Lewis Pugh, Pugh, Lewis
    Professions: ocean advocate, maritime lawyer and pioneer swimmer
    Nationality: British
    Occupation: Ocean advocate, maritime lawyer and pioneer swimmer

  2. Lewis Pugh Biography

    Lewis William Gordon Pugh, OIG (born 5 December 1969) is an ocean advocate, a maritime lawyer and a pioneer swimmer.He is often described as the "Sir Edmund Hillary of swimming." He was the first person to complete a long-distance swim in every ocean of the world. and he frequently swims in vulnerable ecosystems to draw attention to their plight. Pugh is best known for undertaking the first swim across the North Pole in 2007 to highlight the melting of the Arctic sea ice. In 2010 he swam across a glacial lake on Mount Everest to draw attention to the melting of the glaciers in the Himalayas, and the impact the reduced water supply will have on world peace. In 2014 he became the first person to complete a long distance swim in all the Seven Seas, a campaign he undertook to urge nations to create more Marine Protected Areas.Pugh is a leading figure in efforts to protect the oceans. In 2010 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for his "potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through inspiring leadership." And in 2013 the United Nations Environment Programme appointed him "Patron of the Oceans". The same year he was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

  3. Lewis Pugh Family

    Parents: Surgeon Rear Admiral P.D. Gordon Pugh and Margery Pugh

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