Alexander Dale Oen, reflections from his fellow countrymen…

by Chris Morgan 1

May 03rd, 2012 News

Many of us ask the question, why? How could life take such a hero…a man who decided to lift his entire country upon his own shoulders; kindling their pride and honor on the darkest of days. Then in the blink of an eye…gone. He will never be forgotten.

Two courageous young men, Norwegians themselves–proud, yet sad…and still in disbelief, took some time just to express their own feelings, in their own words about the fallen Viking, Alexander Dale Oen.

SwimSwam would like to wish our most sincere condolences to all the friends, family and fans of Alex and especially thank these two incredible young men for sharing some thoughts with us on a very sad day.

Thank you Sebastian Wigstrom and Eirik Ravnan.


Chris Morgan is a swimming coach in search of the next pool, the next set, and the most creative workouts. Follow him on Twitter @swim4chris

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Eirik, We’re very sad about all this chaos with your friend, Alexander Dale Oen. I was trying to see what the status is with you, too, with the London Olympics…If you see this, please contact me at [email protected] . We’d like to know how you are,,,,,,and if possible make a time to meet you in San Francisco or in Palo Alto for coffee and be able to talk more…It was wonderful having Christmas Eve Dinner with you… Kindest thoughts, Christian (& Brendan) btw: I was looking for you to be on TV in London, but thought perhaps because the Swimming events were on Saturday, you had gone to bed early…Then started looking on the internet and saw a lot of… Read more »

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Chris Morgan has just recently moved back to the United States after a successful 14 year coaching carreer in Europe, primarily in Switzerland. Chris is currently the assistant coach at Harvard University working with the women's swimming and diving team. Chris began his career at Stanford University learning from one …

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