Norway sends 16 swimmers to the Debrecen 2012 Europeans


According to, Norway will send 16 swimmers to the 2012 European Championships in Debrechen, Hungary, next month, including Ingvild Snildal but not Alexander Dale Oen. Snildal qualified for the London Olympics at the Amsterdam Swim Cup in March, while Dale Oen qualified at the Shanghai world championships last summer. They hope to have more qualifying now at the Europeans, biggest expectations are for Sara Nordenstam and Cecilie Johannesen, and the women’s 4×100 free relay.

Norways Debrecen 2012 team:

  • Sara Nordenstam, Lambertseter Svømmeklubb
  • Ingvild Snildal, Asker Svømmeklubb
  • Cecilie Waage Johannessen, Bergen Svømme Club
  • Monica Waage Johannessen, Bergen Svømme Club
  • Katharina Stiberg, Bjerkvik Svømmeklubb
  • Henriette Brekke, Stavanger Svømme Club
  • Susann Bjørnsen, Tromsø Svømmeklubb
  • Emilie Nyenget Løvberg, Bærumsvømmerne
  • Veronica Bjørlykke, Aalesund Svømme og Livredningsklubb
  • Aleksander Hetland, Bærumsvømmerne
  • Gard Kvale, Bergen Svømme Club
  • Sverre Næss, Bergensvømmerne
  • Lavrans Solli, Bergen Svømme Club
  • Sindri Thor Jakobsson, Bergensvømmerne
  • Ole Martin Ree, Madla Svømmeklubb

The Norwegian team is on altitude camp in Flagstaff, Arizona until March 3rd. In other news off, Alexander Dale Oen is recovering nicely from his shoulder problems, now almost at full strength but being held back when it comes to speed work, as not to provoke a relapse. Via

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