Lewis Pugh

Internationally Renowned Motivational Speaker, Maritime Lawyer, Ocean Sustainability Advocate & Described As The 'Sir Edmund Hillary Of Swimming'

21 Yaks And A Speedo

21 Yaks And A Speedo

Achieving The Impossible

Achieving The Impossible

How to hire Lewis Pugh

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When he's at corporate events, Lewis is known to cover the following topics:

  • Achieving the impossible
  • Planning and preparation
  • Motivational and inspiration
  • The power of the mind
  • Self-belief
  • Overcoming obstacles and setbacks
  • Protecting the environment
  • Vision and excellence
  • Goal setting

"Lewis Pugh doesn’t tell us what to do, he shows us what can be done." - Bill Clinton, 42nd President Of The United States

"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

"Lewis is a totally enchanting speaker and provides valuable lessons to apply to business and to life." - Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist of Apple

"Your address was the 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 of Deutsche Bank (UK)

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

  • 2019 - Received the Mungo Park Medal 
  • 2018 - Listed as the third most influential person in the world discussing how to tackle plastic pollution on social media 
  • 2018 - Swam the length of the English Channel
  • 2017 - The first person to swim in the Antarctic waters around South Georgia Island 
  • 2014 - Untook the first swim of all seven seas 
  • 2013 - Inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
  • 2013 - Published 21 Yaks and a Speedo 
  • 2013 - Named the UN's Patron of the Oceans 
  • 2011 - Received the Presidents Award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame 
  • 2010 - Published Achieving the Impossible 
  • 2010 - Swam across a glacial lake on Mount Everest 
  • 2009 - Awarded the Order of Ikhamanga (the highest award in South Africa) 
  • 2008 - Founded the Polar Defense Project
  • 2007 - The first person to swim the width of the Maldives
  • 2007 - Swam across the North Pole 
  • 2006 - The first person to swim the length of the River Thames 
  • 2006 - The first person to complete a long-distance swim in all five oceans of the world. 
  • 2006 - Won a gold medal at the World Winter Swimming Championships 
  • 2005 - Broke the world record for the farthest-north-long-distance swim and the farthest-south-long-distance swim 
  • 2002 - Set the record for the fastest time swimming around Robben Island 
  • Pioneered more swims around famous landmarks than any other swimmer in history 
  • The first person to swim around Cape Agulhas, the Cape of Good Hope and the Cape Peninsula
  • The first person to swim across an African Great Lake 
  • The first person to swim around the North Cape