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Bjørn Harald Olstad

Worktitle
Associate Professor
Department
Department of Physical Performance
Phone
+47 23 26 23 57
E-mail
bjornho@nih.no

Area of responsibility

Responsible for swimming research and teaching in swimming, lifesaving, CPR/first aid, and academic responsibility for NIH Swim School

Research

Performance and motion analysis, physiology, motor learning and use of technology in swimming

Education

Doctor degree at NIH with the title "Muscle activation and kinematics in contemporary breaststroke swimming" Master and bachelor degree in sport science from the University of Pacific. Spesialization in pedagogic and training of young athletes with the aim of future sucsess.

Has previously worked as leader of Lambertseter swimmingclub, general manager for Lambertseter Svømmehall AS, at the american swimming federation as "Performance and education coordinator", United States Olympic Committee and swimming coach on all levels.

Short biography

PhD from 2016 within the topic «Muscle activation and kinematics in contemporary breaststroke swimming». Master and bachelor degree in sport science from the University of Pacific. Specialization within pedagogy and training of young athletes with the aim of future success. Has previously worked as a "Performance and education coordinator" in the American Swimming Federation, for the United States Olympic Committee, sports director, general manager and swimming coach at all levels, as well as former national team athlete in swimming and lifesaving.

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