Terje, a graduate of the Norwegian Business School in Oslo, is currently manager of the Norwegian Lifesaving Federation in Oslo and Baerum. He has been an instructor in swimming and life saving for 36 years and a teacher of baby swimming for 26 years. Moreover, he trains instructors in swimming, baby swimming, lifesaving, CPR and first aid and for 7 years he was the vice-president of the Norwegian Lifesaving Association.
In 1990 and 1991, his team won the Norwegian National Lifesaving Championship for male teams. In 1992, he represented Norway in the World Championships in Sweden.
Terje’s baby swim school is part of the Oslo and Baerum District of the Norwegian Lifesaving Association. He has been an advocate of Virginia Hunt Newman’s gentle approach to teaching babies to swim. He has been an international speaker at Newman’s World Aquatic Baby Congress conferences in France and Hawaii as well as a international conference Finland, Czech Republic, Poland. In October 2004 he was Director for the Nordic Conference on Baby Swimming in Oslo. In 2002 he produced a baby swim video “The Truthful Face of Baby Swim”. In April 2006 he completed a second DVD titled: “How to Teach Young Children to Swim.”
In 2006 Terje was honoured with the Virgina Hunt Newman International Award in swimming Hall of Fame.
Terje is the author of the book “Swim with love”.