Originally from Oslo in Norway, Oystein has been swimming since he was a young child. As a talented swimmer, he was offered a scholarship with a local college here in East Tennessee. Oystein spends a lot of time in the water and also in the weight room; he is a butterfly and freestyle sprinter. During a race, when Oystein enters the water, he tries to focus on nothing and run on auto pilot. He knows that winning a race comes from applying the skills learned at practice, and his strengths are his start and his underwater work.