Lewis Pugh

Endurance swimmer and the UN Patron of the Oceans

Lewis Pugh
Lewis Pugh swims in the most vulnerable ecosystems on Earth to call for their protection. He was the first person to complete a long-distance swim in every ocean of the world. He was also the first to swim across the North Pole and the first to swim the full length of the English Channel. Lewis has been instrumental in protecting over two million km² of vulnerable ocean – an area larger than Western Europe. At LGIM, we are united with Lewis in our aim to tackle the climate crisis. We believe inaction is not an option and are proud to support Lewis’ efforts to raise awareness and push for positive change.

Other articles by Lewis Pugh

Water: Guard it with your life
Lewis Pugh
ESG and long-term themes

Water: Guard it with your life

On World Water Day, Lewis Pugh highlights the importance of looking after the fresh water arterie...
By Lewis Pugh
22 Mar 2024
4 min read
Celebrating the cycle of life
Lewis Pugh
ESG and long-term themes

Celebrating the cycle of life

Having completed his epic Hudson River swim, Lewis Pugh reflects on both the resilience and...
By Lewis Pugh
19 Sep 2023
4 min read
Human impact: the good, the bad and the inspiring
Lewis Pugh
ESG and long-term themes

Human impact: the good, the bad and the inspiring

As Lewis Pugh reaches the halfway mark of his latest swim, he reflects on the damage humankind ha...
By Lewis Pugh
04 Sep 2023
5 min read
Lewis Pugh's Hudson River swim: how to be resilient
Lewis Pugh
ESG and long-term themes

Lewis Pugh's Hudson River swim: how to be resilient

There is strength in diversity. This simple truth has been applied to business, and ever more...
By Lewis Pugh
10 Aug 2023
5 min read
High time for high sea protection
Lewis Pugh
ESG and long-term themes

High time for high sea protection

The UN High Seas Treaty is a landmark moment for ocean conservation. Now we must press government...
By Lewis Pugh
08 Mar 2023
3 min read
Turning the Climate Catastrophe ship
Lewis Pugh
ESG and long-term themes

Turning the Climate Catastrophe ship

We're faced with an emergency, and inaction is simply not an option.
By Lewis Pugh
28 Nov 2022
3 min read
The climate crisis: one good reason to keep on going
Lewis Pugh
ESG and long-term themes

The climate crisis: one good reason to keep on going

There is one thing I'm reminded of every time I set out on an expedition: you cannot control...
By Lewis Pugh
24 Oct 2022
4 min read
Coral in crisis
Lewis Pugh
ESG and long-term themes

Coral in crisis

I last swam in the Red Sea in 2014. It was in Aqaba, Jordan, and the air temperature was 55ºC.
By Lewis Pugh
10 Oct 2022
3 min read
Oceans and the climate crisis
Lewis Pugh
ESG and long-term themes

Oceans and the climate crisis

All life began in our oceans. They cover 70% of our Earth's surface, and are still home to 80% of...
By Lewis Pugh
05 Jul 2022
2 min read

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