First person to complete long-distance swims in five oceans
Last updated: August 27, 2017 at 18:37 pm
Lewis Gordon Pugh (UK) became the first person to complete long-distance swims in the Atlantic, Arctic, Southern, Indian and Pacific oceans after enduring a six-hour, 9-mile (15 km) swim from Manly north of Sydney to the Sydney Opera House in January 2006. Pugh (36) began his quest in 1992 by swimming across the English Channel in the Atlantic Ocean. He swam in the Arctic Ocean in 2003, the Southern Ocean in 2005, followed by the Indian and Pacific oceans in 2006.