World Leading Inspirational Speaker. British-South African endurance swimmer and ocean advocate. He has been described as “Sir Edmund Hillary of swimming”
MC | Keynote | Facilitation | Learning & Development | Global
As an ocean advocate and a pioneer swimmer, Lewis Pugh pioneers swims in the most vulnerable
ecosystems on Earth to campaign for their protection. He was the first person to swim across the North Pole, and the first to swim the full length of the English Channel. He was also the first to complete a long distance swim in every ocean of the world. Lewis has been instrumental in protecting over 2 million km2 of vulnerable ocean – an area the size of Western Europe. His dream is to fully protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030.
Lewis puts his hard-learned lessons into the context of a corporate environment. He shares the visualisation that enabled him to undertake the first swim across the sub-zero waters of the North Pole. He shares the radical tactical shift that he used to complete the first swim across a glacial lake on Mt Everest. And he describes the teamwork and the resilience required during the 49 consecutive days it took for him to become the first person to swim the entire length of the English Channel. Most importantly he inspires people to dig deep, define their goals and achieve their own ‘impossible’. Because nothing less will do.
“Thank you for coming to speak to us. You have a very special gift. Not many people can speak to a group of world leaders like you did – with so much authority and passion. I could have heard a pin drop.” – Ted Turner – Founder of CNN