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.
- American Red Cross - CPR
- USA Swimming Coach
- U.S. Masters Swimming Coach (ASCA)
- American Red Cross Lifeguard
- American Red Cross - First Aid
- NASM - Certified Personal Trainer
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
- Catalina Channel (10 hours 36 minutes)
- Liberty Island Swim
- 10K Little Red Lighthouse Swim
- 2010 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (8:16:17)
- 2009 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (7:59:44)
- Park to Park Swim
- Governors Island Swim
- Great Hudson River Swim
- 10-mile Kingdom Swim (4:31:12)
- Veteran's Day Mile
- John Daly Sr. Ocean Swim
- 8-mile Boston Light Swim (2:42:57)
- English Channel in 2009 (11 hours 35 minutes)
- Grimaldo's Mile
- Alcatraz Sharkfest