“Plastic pollution is widespread, and I have an overwhelming urge to do as much as I can to clean it up and implement change”
– Oly Rush
This year’s CHALLENGE 2022
In May 2022, Oly Rush completed a world first non-stop swim around the entire Island of Grand Cayman to raise awareness of plastic pollution. This swim raised $25,000 for Plastic Free Cayman as well as £10,000 for Project Planet to help fund beach cleans & future swims.
Oly visited numerous schools and government organisations helping to shed light on this issue and has helped bring back the single-use plastic ban to the surface.
#Thegrandswim was covered by various media outlets including the BBC. Search ‘Oly Rush Cayman swim’ for more.
#swimIOWplasticfight was covered by Sky News, BBC Radio Solent, BBC South Today & ITV.
#swimjurassic was covered by many media outlets including… BBC Radio Solent, various newspapers and on BBC South Today.
Interviews can be found on Oly’s instagram page projectplanet.earth