(CMR) British swimmer Oly Rush, who has been dubbed “the human fish,” has made it into the book of Guinness World Records 2024 for the ‘fastest swim around Grand Cayman.’
Guinness World Records 2024 said Rush (39) swam approximately the 59.3-mile distance in 36 hours and 59 minutes. Rush from Dorset is the first person to achieve the feat.
He took on the challenge to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the world's oceans.
Oly Rush, in an interview, said, “It’s lovely to be recognized by the Guinness Book of Records but what’s more important is to do my bit to clean up the oceans.”
“The Grand Cayman swim was incredibly difficult but I had a fantastic team who planned it in detail and were with me all of the way. I have recently set up a new charity called Project Planet Earth, and I’ll be putting a lot of effort into that, raising awareness about plastic pollution,” he added.
Oly, who raises money for environmental charities during his endurance swims, said he intends to take on another major challenge this year.
“ I aim to do another swim which I’m still finalising but which will test me more than any of the others,” he said.