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Five Swims In Antarctica for 1 Reason

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Lewis Pugh in Five Swims In Antarctica for 1 Reason in the Southern Ocean. Photo by Kelvin Trautman
Lewis Pugh swimming in the Bay of Whales. Photo by Kelvin Trautman
Lewis Pugh swimming in the Bay of Whales. Photo by Kelvin Trautman
Lewis Pugh swimming in the Bay of Whales. Photo by Kelvin Trautman
Lewis Pugh swimming in the Bay of Whales. Photo by Kelvin Trautman
Swim dates, location and latitude of The Five Swims in Antarctica for 1 Reason by Lewis Pugh. Photo by Kelvin Trautman
The Five Swims in Antarctica for 1 Reason by Lewis Pugh in Campbell Island at 52º South, Cape Adare at 71º South, Cape Evans at 77.6º South, Bay of Whales at 78.5º South, and Peter 1 Island at 69º South. Photo by Kelvin Trautman

The Five Swims in Antarctica for 1 Reason (alternatively 5 Swims Expedition) is a series of five 1 km open water swims in Antarctica by Lewis Pugh in waters between -1.7ºC and 0ºC (28.9ºF and 32ºF). It was one of the primary reasons why Lewis Pugh was nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

Purpose[edit]

To have Antarctica's Ross Sea declared a Marine Protected Area (MPA). The Ross Sea is referred to as a Polar Garden of Eden. The swims resulted in a positive outcome of Speedo diplomacy and led to the establishment of the world's largest Marine Protected Area in October 2016.

Swim Dates, Location, Latitude[edit]

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