Tag Archives: swimmer

Lewis Pugh Completed English Channel challenge

Lewis Pugh

Lewis Pugh is the only person to have completed a long-distance swim in every ocean of the world. And most recently, he accomplished another astonishing feat—-swimming the length of the English Channel (530km) in support of cleaning up the oceans. For over 3 decades now, Lewis has been pioneering swims in the most challenging environments on earth […]

Maarten van der Weijden: Surviving Cancer and Becoming Olympic Champion

Maarten van der Weijden is an Olympic swimming champion and has won gold for the 10 kilometers open water event at the Olympics in Beijing 2008. In 2001 Maarten found out that he has cancer and was forced to take two years out to survive the disease. At one stage he was not expected to […]

Maarten van der Weijden, Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Joins Speakers Connect

Great news! We are proud to announce that Maarten van der Weijden, Olympic Gold Medal Winner, joined us at Speakers Connect. Maarten van der Weijden Maarten van der Weijden is a former Dutch long distance and marathon swimmer who won a golden medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 (open water swimming, 10km). In […]