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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all administrative questions related to items such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Shawn Shelby Klosterman

Director/ Head Coach

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Shawn Klosterman is the  founder, Director and current Head Coach of BERZERKER Swimming, having started the club in the fall of 1999 under it's original name: Jasper County Killer Whales.  Shawn spent his youth training with the Viking Swim Club in Petersburg, Alaska, and the South Snohomish County Dolphins in Everett, WA.  Shawn attended Southwest Missouri State University (now MIssouri State) competing as a Breaststroke and IM specialist.  He graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor in Ed. Degree with K-12 Certification in Physical Education, and has since earned a Masters' Degree in Athletic Administration through William Woods University.  Shawn is the Aquatics Director for the Webb City R-VII School District and teaches K-12 Swimming classes as well as coaching the Boys and Girls Varsity Cardinals.  He is currently on the MSHSAA Swimming Advisory Board, and also serves as General Chair for Arkansas Swimming Inc.  You might see Shawn in the water with the team once in a while as he still swims competitively with our Masters as well as in USA Swimming meets.  Shawn wears a lot of hats and gets pulled in a lot of directions but is always working to make swimming in the 4-states bigger and better.  His daughters Camryn and Norah currently swim with our team, and Shawn's wife Meghan is a former swimmer as well. Shawn is okay with with being called Coach K, but really he likes it when people call him VIKING.

 

Nathaniel Oberley

Contract/Masters/COMP Transition Coach

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Nathaniel Oberley has been around the pool most of his life.  After swimming for summer team for several years, he joined a USA team at the age of 10.  Nate has 6 years of experience with the Swim America program, teaching preschoolers, school age children, and adults how to swim efficiently and effectively.  He started coaching a group of 8 & under swimmers in 2012 through his club team Old Dominion Aquatic Club in Virginia Beach, VA. where he swam for 7 years and worked his way up to the NCSA Junior National level. He came to love coaching and giving back to the sport, leading to jobs with the Webb City Summer Swim Team and the Rolla Fins Swim Team. Nate currently attends MSSU and primarily works with our Advanced Age Group and Elite Age Group practice groups, while also serving as the primary coach for our transition process from PREP to COMP.

Brian Zinck

COMP/Masters Coach

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Brian is our lead COMP group coach and his primary assignment is the development of our newest members for racing with our competitive team.   Brian is our technique guru and assists with all of our practice groups with specific stroke work as needed. Before coming to Berzerker, Brian coached at New Rochelle Sailfish and White Plains Riptides in New York. His experience will help to ensure your swimmer is set up for a fun and successful future in our sport!

Sharon Griffing

Lessons/PREP Coordinator

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Sharon Griffing has been teaching swim lessons to children and adults of all ages since 2008. As the spouse to a soldier in the Unites States Army, Sharon has had the opportunity to teach swimming in several different states. As part of her ongoing instructor education, Sharon achieved her American Red Cross WSIT Certification in 2014, enabling her to train others to become American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. She is currently in charge of our PREP groups, which primarily practice in the deep well.  She focuses on laying the foundation to learn proper technique, with fun skills and drills that focus on balance, rhythm, sculling and breath control so that our swimmers can learn proper technique from the beginning.  Sharon and her husband have 3 sons and currently live in Pittsburg, KS.

Sydnie Kate Storm

COMP Team & PSU Site Coach

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Coach Sydnie is a 2017 graduate of Webb City High School with a long history of success as both a Cardinal and a Berzerker.  She is eager to help our swimmers to excel within the Tri-State conference in the summer with her knowledge of swimming technique and her endlessly positive attitude.  Sydnie attends Pittsburg State University and is the lead coach for our COMP practices at our Pittsburg site.

Nathan Hunter Schultz

COMP & Masters Coach

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Nathan had successful careers with Berzerker and Webb City High School, where he was a finalist at both the MSHSAA and USA Swimming Sectional Championships in the breaststroke events. He still holds the Cardinals' 100 breaststroke Team Record and was also a part of the Arkansas LSC Record squad in the 200 Medley Relay.  Nate is our main COMP team assistant at our Webb City site and is also our lead Masters Coach.  Nate currently attends Ozark Christian College where he is also a part of their soccer team.

Board of Directors and Admin Staff

Shannon Smith

President

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Michele Harkins

Vice President

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Meghan Klosterman

Secretary

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Jason Leung

Treasurer

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Laura Perryman

Member At-Large

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Ashley Triplett

Member At-Large

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John Jensen

Member At-Large

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Carol Watts

Bookkeeper

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Stephanie Miller

Team Manager

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