Lewis Pugh swims in the life-threatening conditions of the Antarctic Ocean where killer whales, leopard seals and the freezing temperatures of the water could kill him. And he does it all while wearing a Speedo.
Pugh recently completed three swims in the Ross Sea where the icy water is 29 degrees Fahrenheit, and the only thing colder than jumping into that water is climbing out of it: The frigid air hits wind gusts up to 47 mph.
Contrary to what you might be thinking, Pugh isn’t crazy, and he definitely doesn’t just do this for fun. He’s swimming in vulnerable ecosystems as an effort to bring attention to the impact our actions have on the oceans.
See USA Today