Swimming and fundraising

Not only do we clean our beaches, we dive deeper. Oly Rush’s mighty swimming challenges catch media attention and the public’s imagination. We use this attention to raise funds for Project Planet Earth and other like-minded charities. It puts an international spotlight on the extent of plastic pollution in our oceans. 

Total distance

215 Miles

Hours in water

91 Hours

Total funds raised



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Our success stories:

Island of Grand Cayman - Caribbean

A world record - Oly completed the first non-stop swim around the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman. His incredible feat raised awareness of plastic pollution internationally.

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Planned: 65 Miles
Goal: £ 35,000

Isle of Wight - England

The fastest non-stop solo swim around the Isle of Wight. This feat had only been completed four times before. Oly did it in 15 hours – the previous record was 26 hours.

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Planned: 26 Miles
Goal: £ 12,000

Jurassic Coast - England

The swim that began it all! Oly swam from Exmouth in Devon to Highcliffe in Dorset. Swimming up to 13 miles (22km) a day, he spanned the length of the Jurassic Coast.

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Planned: 100 Miles
Goal: £ 9,590

Greek island of Ithaca - Greece

Raise funds to collect and recycle discarded fishing nets which can be lethal to marine wildlife. We’re working with charity, Healthy Seas.

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Planned: 45 Miles
Goal: £ 20,000