Alexander Dale Oen

Semifinal Shockers: 10 Epic Swims From Semifinals That Inspired Us

Here we count down some of the greatest performances from semifinal races of the last 20-ish years. These races are just as memorable as the finals.


Kosuke Kitajima and the Dolphin Kicks That Changed Breaststroke Forever

Kosuke Kitajima changed breaststroke forever when he implemented dolphin kicks into his underwater pullouts at the 2004 Olympics and was not disqualified.


SwimSwam’s Top 15 World Swimming Moments of the 2010s

With the 2010-2019 decade officially ending, we’re looking back at the world’s top 10 swimming moments of the past ten years.


Coroner’s Report: Swimmer Kenneth To’s Passing Ruled Sudden Cardiac Death

Immensely-popular Hong Kong swimmer Kenneth To died from “Sudden Cardiac Arrest,” according to an Alachua County coroner’s report.


Johannes Skagius Takes Down Nordic, Swedish Records In 50 Breast

Sweden’s Johannes Skagius broke the Swedish and Nordic records in the men’s 50 breast in a time of 27.02.

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2012 Gold Medallist Daniel Gyurta Fails To Advance In 200 BR Heats

Defending gold medallist Daniel Gyurta failed to advance out of the men’s 200 breaststroke prelims this morning, finishing 17th.


Norwegian National Team Returns to Flagstaff for First Time Since 2012

For the first time since Alexander Dale Oen’s passing during Norway’s 2012 national team training camp in Flagstaff, head coach Petter Løvberg has brought his squad back to the high desert for altitude training. Watch images from their stay in Flagstaff in this video.

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The Late Alexander Dale Oen Honored with Statue in Hometown

Hungarian swimmer, Daniel Gyurta, was present at the ceremony honoring the late Alexander Dale Oen, the Norwegian swimmer who tragically passed away on May 1, 2012.

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A Breaststroke Kick to the Gut: The Day We All Woke Up to News that Alexander Dale Oen Had Died

When I woke up this morning, May 1st, 2014, I had a bit of a gut-wrenched feeling. I couldn’t exactly…

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Daniel Gyurta Receives International Fair Play Award at UNESCO

Daniel Gyurta of Hungary received an award from the United Nations in honor of his tribute to Alexander Dale Oen.


Cameron van der Burgh talks after SA Nationals; Discusses Rules Changes

The Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder discusses, SA Nationals, upcoming meets, and the proposed rule changes for breaststroke.

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Van Der Burgh Flying Out to Norway; Will Miss Finals of 100 Breaststroke

The pool on Tuesday in Port Elizabeth before swimmers got in for warmup showed some improvements. (Photo Courtesy: Karien Jonckheere)


Sprint News 1/15/13: Lasco Breaks Old Record; Dutch Star Retires; Meet Named for Dale Oen

Destin Lasco is breaking more records at one of his favorite pools, the Gloucester Institute of Technology. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


No Trials at Trials, plus a Preview of This Weekend’s Trials

Garrett reports: USA Swimming cutting time trials at Olympic Trials and a quick preview of Paralympic Trials.

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Medical Examiner Releases Final Report on Dale Oen

“Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease is the official cause of death.” (Photo Courtesy © Tim Binning,