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Lewis goes to extremes: he's been to the world's most inaccessible places. He's put his body through unimaginably difficult conditions. He's learned how to harness the energy that comes from overcoming extraordinary odds. And he knows how to inspire audiences to rise to their own internal challenges. His talks make a difference, to individuals, and to organizations. As an endurance swimmer and ocean advocate, Lewis puts his hard-learned lessons into the context of a corporate environment. He shares the visualization that enabled him to undertake the first swim across the sub-zero waters of the North Pole. Lewis is the only person to have completed a long-distance swim in every ocean of the world and in each of the Seven Seas: the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Black, Red, Arabian and North Sea.

He has frequently swum across vulnerable ecosystems to draw attention to their plight. He is the only person to have completed a long-distance swim in every ocean of the world, and has pioneered more swims around famous landmarks than any other swimmer in history.

  • In 2007, he undertook a long-distance swim across an open patch of sea at the North Pole, equipped just in a Speedo swimming costume, to highlight the melting of the Arctic sea ice. He followed this up with a swim across a glacial lake on Mt Everest to draw attention to the melting glaciers in the Himalayas.
  • In 2016, he helped negotiate the creation of the largest protected area in the world in the Ross Sea off Antarctica. The negotiations required consensus among 24 countries, a number of which had long standing disputes with one another. The media dubbed his efforts, shuttling between the nations to secure the agreement, as "Speedo diplomacy".
  • In 2010, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader. In 2013, the United Nations appointed him as the UN Patron of the Oceans. And last year he was chosen as one of National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year.

He is the author of two books: "21 Yaks and a Speedo" and "Achieving the Impossible" and travels the world speaking to audiences around 100 times a year, putting his hard-learned lessons into the context of a corporate environment; he shares his 'radical tactical shift' to inspire others achieve their own 'impossible', while passionately promoting the importance of protecting our oceans.

Lewis Pugh doesn't tell us what to do, he shows us what can be done.
~ Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States of America

Lewis is an enchanting speaker and provides valuable lessons to apply to business and to life.
~ Guy Kawasaki - Chief Evangelist, Canva

You won't find a more captivating story teller. Lewis stole the show at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
~ Adam Grant - Professor, Wharton Business School

"Perfect close to a conference centered around achievement and moving to the next level. The Story you have to tell is incredibly unique and was delivered in such a professional and entertaining manner. Everyone was inspired by your extraordinary journey.
~ Colin Grassie, CEO, Deutsche Bank UK

Thank you for such an inspirational and awe-inspiring speech at our 200th Anniversary celebration.
~ Dr Richard Ward, CEO, Lloyd's Insurance

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