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Lewis Gordon Pugh

UN Patron of the Oceans; Endurance Swimmer; Maritime Lawyer

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 Lewis Gordon Pugh Biography

Lewis Gordon Pugh, OIG, is a British-South African endurance swimmer and ocean advocate.

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 peace in the region. In 2018 he swam the full length of the English Channel to call for 30% of the world's oceans to be protected by 2030.

He undertakes all of his swims, even those in the Polar Regions, according to Channel Swimming Rules – i.e. in just a Speedo costume, cap and goggles.

In 2010 Pugh was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and in 2013 the United Nations appointed him as the first UN Patron of the Oceans.

In 2016 he played a pivotal role in creating the largest marine reserve in the world in the Ross Sea off Antarctica. The media coined the term "Speedo Diplomacy" to describe his efforts swimming in the icy waters of Antarctica and shutting between the USA and Russia to help negotiate the final agreement.

Pugh currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of International Law at the University of Cape Town.

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The Long Swim

Oceans Campaigner Lewis Pugh aims to swim from Land's End to Dover in 50 days....
Books
21 Yaks and a Speedo - How to Achieve Your Impossible

21 Yaks and a Speedo - How to Achieve Your Impossible

Achieving the Impossible: A Fearless Hero. A Fragile Earth.

Achieving the Impossible: A Fearless Hero. A Fragile Earth.

Speaking Topics
  • Lewis' Most Requested Topics

    _______________________________________________________________________ *Achieving the Impossible* *Vision* *Goal setting* *Planning and preparation* *Motivation and inspiration* *Leadership* *Teamwork* *Power of the mind* *Self belief* *Overcoming obstacles and setbacks* *Risk* *Protecting the environment* *Change* *Excellence*

  • Tailored Presentations

    Lewis Pugh tailors his presentations to suit a wide range of businesses and issues, from organizational change to the challenges of leading diverse teams in a fast-paced, competitive environment.

  • Achieving Your Impossible: No Challenge Too Great

    In a career spanning 27 years, ocean advocate Lewis Pugh has pioneered more swims around famous landmarks than any other swimmer in history, including the first swim across the icy waters of the North Pole, and across a glacial lake on Mt. Everest—all in just a Speedo swimsuit. Many of his expeditions were in conditions deemed “impossible.” Widely regarded as one of the world’s most inspiring speakers, Lewis shares his insights on the mind-set, preparation, teamwork and leadership skills necessary for any major undertaking and how they can be applied in your organization. The most crucial success factor, he says, is to have a driving purpose, which for him is to protect our planet’s threatened oceans.

News
  • Lewis Pugh: Swimmer Has Ross Sea Talks with Russia

    After completing some record-breaking swims in Antarctica, Lewis Pugh flew to Moscow to discuss ocean conservation. The UK athlete and campaigner wanted to meet the Russian Minster of Defence to discuss the creation of a new marine reserve around the Ross Sea.

  • Man on an Antarctic mission - taking a plunge for the Ross Sea

    How does it feel to dive off an ice shelf into -1.7C cold water? Lewis Pugh is one of the few people on earth who can answer that question. "I have never ever experienced anything so terrifying," he says, sitting in a cozy pub in Marylebone a few days after his return from a 31-day voyage to Antarctica. "The word cold just has no meaning. No meaning."

  • Man on an Antarctic mission - taking a plunge for the Ross Sea

    How to campaign for the world's biggest marine protected area in Antarctica's freezing seas? If you're Lewis Pugh, the answer's a simple one: swim there! And before your hands have even recovered from the frostbite, fly off to Moscow to persuade the Kremlin to back the idea. Yannic Rack met the intrepid swimmer in a cosy London pub ... Each generation is going to be faced with its issues....

  • What The First Man To Swim At The North Pole Can Teach Us About ...

    ... adventures like running 100 miles or swimming from Cuba to Florida can sound plain crazy. Which is part of what makes Lewis Pugh's accomplishments al ...

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Lewis Gordon Pugh

UN Patron of the Oceans; Endurance Swimmer; Maritime Lawyer

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Lewis Gordon Pugh Biography

Lewis Gordon Pugh, OIG, is a British-South African endurance swimmer and ocean advocate.

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 peace in the region. In 2018 he swam the full length of the English Channel to call for 30% of the world's oceans to be protected by 2030.

He undertakes all of his swims, even those in the Polar Regions, according to Channel Swimming Rules – i.e. in just a Speedo costume, cap and goggles.

In 2010 Pugh was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and in 2013 the United Nations appointed him as the first UN Patron of the Oceans.

In 2016 he played a pivotal role in creating the largest marine reserve in the world in the Ross Sea off Antarctica. The media coined the term "Speedo Diplomacy" to describe his efforts swimming in the icy waters of Antarctica and shutting between the USA and Russia to help negotiate the final agreement.

Pugh currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of International Law at the University of Cape Town.

Lewis Gordon Pugh Videos

  • Long Swim: Lewis Pugh completes 530km challenge
    Lewis Pugh is swimming the length of the Channel - around 330 miles (530km) - from Cornwall to Dover, to raise awareness of the world's oceans.
  • The Long Swim
    Oceans Campaigner Lewis Pugh aims to swim from Land's End to Dover in 50 days.
  • Lewis Pugh interview: first man to swim at the North Pole
    Lewis Pugh, South African extreme swimmer, marine advocate, and former maritime lawyer speaks to The Update.

Lewis Gordon Pugh Books

Lewis Gordon Pugh Speaking Topics

  • Lewis' Most Requested Topics

    _______________________________________________________________________ *Achieving the Impossible* *Vision* *Goal setting* *Planning and preparation* *Motivation and inspiration* *Leadership* *Teamwork* *Power of the mind* *Self belief* *Overcoming obstacles and setbacks* *Risk* *Protecting the environment* *Change* *Excellence*

  • Tailored Presentations

    Lewis Pugh tailors his presentations to suit a wide range of businesses and issues, from organizational change to the challenges of leading diverse teams in a fast-paced, competitive environment.

  • Achieving Your Impossible: No Challenge Too Great

    In a career spanning 27 years, ocean advocate Lewis Pugh has pioneered more swims around famous landmarks than any other swimmer in history, including the first swim across the icy waters of the North Pole, and across a glacial lake on Mt. Everest—all in just a Speedo swimsuit. Many of his expeditions were in conditions deemed “impossible.” Widely regarded as one of the world’s most inspiring speakers, Lewis shares his insights on the mind-set, preparation, teamwork and leadership skills necessary for any major undertaking and how they can be applied in your organization. The most crucial success factor, he says, is to have a driving purpose, which for him is to protect our planet’s threatened oceans.

FAQs on booking Lewis Gordon Pugh

  • How to book Lewis Gordon Pugh?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lewis Gordon Pugh for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lewis Gordon Pugh, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lewis Gordon Pugh or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lewis Gordon Pugh?

    Booking fees for Lewis Gordon Pugh, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lewis Gordon Pugh, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lewis Gordon Pugh?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lewis Gordon Pugh for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lewis Gordon Pugh for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lewis Gordon Pugh or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lewis Gordon Pugh or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lewis Gordon Pugh is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lewis Gordon Pugh for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Lewis Gordon Pugh generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are John Amatt, Stacy Allison, David Breashears, Vince Papale and Tim Sanders. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lewis Gordon Pugh for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Lewis Gordon Pugh Speaker Videos

  • Long Swim: Lewis Pugh completes 530km challenge
    Lewis Pugh is swimming the length of the Channel - around 330 miles (530km) - from Cornwall to Dover, to raise awareness of the world's oceans.
    The Long Swim
    Oceans Campaigner Lewis Pugh aims to swim from Land's End to Dover in 50 days.
  • Lewis Pugh interview: first man to swim at the North Pole
    Lewis Pugh, South African extreme swimmer, marine advocate, and former maritime lawyer speaks to The Update.
    Lewis Pugh - Inspirational Speaker
    Lewis Pugh is one of the world’s leading inspirational and leadership speakers and an authority on how to achieve the “impossible”. He was the first person to complete a long distance swim in...
  • Q&A with Lewis Pugh - Youtube

Lewis Gordon Pugh Speaking Topics

  • Lewis' Most Requested Topics

    _______________________________________________________________________ *Achieving the Impossible* *Vision* *Goal setting* *Planning and preparation* *Motivation and inspiration* *Leadership* *Teamwork* *Power of the mind* *Self belief* *Overcoming obstacles and setbacks* *Risk* *Protecting the environment* *Change* *Excellence*

  • Tailored Presentations

    Lewis Pugh tailors his presentations to suit a wide range of businesses and issues, from organizational change to the challenges of leading diverse teams in a fast-paced, competitive environment.

  • Achieving Your Impossible: No Challenge Too Great

    In a career spanning 27 years, ocean advocate Lewis Pugh has pioneered more swims around famous landmarks than any other swimmer in history, including the first swim across the icy waters of the North Pole, and across a glacial lake on Mt. Everest—all in just a Speedo swimsuit. Many of his expeditions were in conditions deemed “impossible.” Widely regarded as one of the world’s most inspiring speakers, Lewis shares his insights on the mind-set, preparation, teamwork and leadership skills necessary for any major undertaking and how they can be applied in your organization. The most crucial success factor, he says, is to have a driving purpose, which for him is to protect our planet’s threatened oceans.

Lewis Gordon Pugh News

  • Lewis Pugh: Swimmer Has Ross Sea Talks with Russia

    After completing some record-breaking swims in Antarctica, Lewis Pugh flew to Moscow to discuss ocean conservation. The UK athlete and campaigner wanted to meet the Russian Minster of Defence to discuss the creation of a new marine reserve around the Ross Sea.

  • Man on an Antarctic mission - taking a plunge for the Ross Sea

    How does it feel to dive off an ice shelf into -1.7C cold water? Lewis Pugh is one of the few people on earth who can answer that question. "I have never ever experienced anything so terrifying," he says, sitting in a cozy pub in Marylebone a few days after his return from a 31-day voyage to Antarctica. "The word cold just has no meaning. No meaning."

  • Man on an Antarctic mission - taking a plunge for the Ross Sea

    How to campaign for the world's biggest marine protected area in Antarctica's freezing seas? If you're Lewis Pugh, the answer's a simple one: swim there! And before your hands have even recovered from the frostbite, fly off to Moscow to persuade the Kremlin to back the idea. Yannic Rack met the intrepid swimmer in a cosy London pub ... Each generation is going to be faced with its issues....

  • What The First Man To Swim At The North Pole Can Teach Us About ...

    ... adventures like running 100 miles or swimming from Cuba to Florida can sound plain crazy. Which is part of what makes Lewis Pugh's accomplishments al ...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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