Alexander Dale Oen

  • Norwegian athlete
  • Born May 21, 1985
  • Died April 30, 2012

Alexander Dale Oen (Norwegian pronunciation: [ɑlɛkˈsɑndər ˈdɑːlə ˈuːən]; 21 May 1985 – 30 April 2012) was a Norwegian swimmer. He represented the clubs Vestkantsvømmerne (1995–2010) and Bærumsvømmerne (2011–2012). Dale Oen's gold at the 2008 European Championships made him the first Norwegian male to win a medal at a major international long course championship. Dale Oen got his international breakthrough in 2005, placing seventh in the 100-metre breaststroke during the 2005 World Aquatics Championships.

In my world, I am one of the luckiest humans alive.

I have always had the sea as my playground.

In swimming at my level it's about control of the small movements. A good ballet dancer floats across the stage, the best sprinters virtually abolish gravity. All motion occurs in the right direction.

Nothing comes sailing by itself.

There is no single way to train, or do anything well. You have to keep thinking, keep doing things.