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Ben Lorenz from Brown Deer, Wisconsin has committed to swim at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee beginning in the fall of 2021.
“I am excited to announce my commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee! I’d like to thank my family, friends and coaches for supporting me throughout my decision process, and I’d like to thank coaches Alex and Kyle for extending this opportunity to me. Go Panthers!”
Lorenz is a senior at Homestead High School. He swims year-round for Schroeder YMCA Swim Team and specializes in sprint freestyle. He recently improved his lifetime bests in the LCM 50/100 free at the 18&U Spring Cup in Des Moines, going 24.05 and 53.97, respectively, and finaling in the 50 free (20th).
In March, he placed 9th in the 50 free, 7th in the 100 free, and 21st in the 100 breast at the Wisconsin Senior State Championships, picking up new PBs in the 50 free and 100 breast. A month later, he improved on those PBs and added one in the 100 breast at the SSTY YMCA Swim Festival. He dropped .5 in the 50 free (20.61), .6 in the 100 free (46.08), and 3.1 seconds in the 100 breast (58.88).
Top SCY times:
- 50 free – 20.61
- 100 free – 46.08
- 100 breast – 58.88
Lorenz will join the UW Milwaukee class of 2025 with Brady Basile, Brian Knothe, and Vince Chiappetta. His best times would have scored in the B finals of the 50 free and 100 free at the 2021 Horizon League Championships, and he would have made a significant impact on the Panthers’ relays, as well.
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