Arlo Lorenz

Father, Fitness Instructor, and Writer in Omaha, Nebraska

Arlo Lorenz

Father, Fitness Instructor, and Writer in Omaha, Nebraska

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I’m a lifelong writer, and have documented my story through the art form of poetry, this makes up half of my book, and the written story line makes up the other half.

I am the product of a poor up-bringing by a single mother, who values education as opportunity. I have spent my adulthood trying to pay that wisdom forward. After receiving my bachelor’s degree with the assistance of American disabilities services I entered the workforce, and used tuition reimbursement to finish a master’s degree. I then attempted to fast track my career, but due to an ongoing disability which began at the age of eleven, my career was sidetracked due to multiple factors, and health conditions. I began a track to wellness, focusing on my family, and overall health. I found my way, taught myself, and was soon teaching others the sport of swimming.

I then founded my own company, with the intent of giving all of my knowledge away. I also intended to found a Not for Profit of my own. After a failed web venture, which I learned a great deal from, I retain the race event, the business entity, retail rights, and two trademarks, that I’m continually building my brands. My race is the SwamThat Race, is a nationally known marathon swim, and sub events, which I’m happy to say is well respected, and has shown continual growth.

My purpose in these efforts is something that a resume cannot encompass. I’m here to help people, and change the world through team building and positivity.

This brings me to my own charitable stance. I don’t have a lot of money, I have a family, and intend to give my children the same opportunities that I fought for, along with the necessary value set to change the world. I consider my training, and ability to swim incredible distances an act of love. I’ve swam for multiple causes, and raised a lot of money, through relationship building, marketing, and my dauntless drive to lead from the front. This year I’ve challenged myself to a thirty six mile swim, named the END Wet. The nation’s longest swim, held in June, I’m ahead of training schedule, which says something about my dedication levels to the things I choose to commit. I’ve chosen to swim for the charitable cause of the Omaha Children’s Hospital, specifically the Orthopedics department. Details available at www.ArloLorenz.com. I chose the hospital because it brings my story full circle. What drives me, is simple, “Be a hero, to the childhood you”.

Thanks!

Arlo Lorenz

  • Work
    • SwamThat LLC
  • Education
    • University of South Dakota
    • Central Michigan University