Norwegian National Team Returns to Flagstaff for First Time Since 2012

The Norwegian national men’s and women’s teams are back in the high desert for altitude training for the first time since 2012, when breaststroker Alexander Dale Oen passed away during training camp at the same facility in Flagstaff, Arizona.

‎In a conversation with Christian Nitschke Smith, journalist at NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation), Norway’s national team head coach Petter Løvberg explained that his team needed to come back to Flagstaff as part of the healing process. Prior to 2012, the Norwegian team had made the Arizona high desert its altitude training home for nine years.

NRK produced a video of the national team’s 2016 training camp in Flagstaff. Click on the link to follow Norway’s 2016 experience in Arizona.

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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