Lance Ogren

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Lance Ogren, member of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming
Lance Ogren is a former New York City Fire Department employee from Staten Island, New York. He is a passionate marathon swimmer and masters swimming coach at The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers in New York City with a degree in Criminal Justice from St. John's University where he swam from 1988-1992.

He was a police officer and was part of the elite New York Police Department Scuba Team before switching careers to become a New York City Firefighter where he finished his career with the Fire Department of New York as a Captain.



Ogren is currently the Head Coach for the Chelsea Piers Master Swim Team where he is also a personal trainer.


Swimming Career

He holds the world record for the 17.5-mile Ederle Swim from Manhattan Island, New York to Sandyhook, New Jersey, U.S.A. in 4 hours 1 minute, set in August 2011. He has also volunteered for a variety of events, including marathon swims around Manhattan Island. He has swum the Ederle Swim 5 times placing first in 2008 and 2010. In 2012 he swam the race for a sixth time as part of a relay with his wife Carlie.

Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming

Ogren became a member of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming on 1 June 2013 with a successful English Channel crossing (11 hours 35 minutes in 2009), a successful Catalina Channel crossing (10 hours 36 minutes in 2013), and two successful Manhattan Island Marathon Swim circumnavigations (7 hours 59 minutes in 2009 and 8 hours 16 minutes in 2010).

Open Water Swimming Career


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