Shawn Shelby Klosterman
Director/ Head Coach
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 who is currently the WCHS Varsity Diving Coach. Shawn is okay with with being called Coach K, but really he likes it when people call him VIKING.
Coach Stephanie has had a long career in swimming and has served as a volunteer for years with our club as a coach, filling in when needed since she is already at the pool while her children are practicing. Stephanie grew up swimming with Foothills Swim Team in Littleton, Colorado and went on to become a Captain at both Chatfield High School and on the NCAA Division 1 program at the US Naval Academy. She is Coach K's Instructional Aide at the WCHS pool during the school year, and is active in making our club more organized by helping with various tasks in communication and bookeeping.
Contract/Masters/COMP Transition Coach
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 Senior practice groups, while also serving as the primary coach for our transition process from PREP to COMP. In addition, he coaches our Masters swimmers at morning practices.
Brian's primary assignment is the development of our newest members to the competitive team. His duties also include serving as the Head Coach of our summer COMP team, that competes in the Tri-State Swim League as Webb City. Brian also coaches our Senior Comp group and serves as a coach for our evening Masters practices as well. 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!
Faith Housh works with our PREP Team and Little Vikings Swim Lessons. Faith handles our class registrations to make sure we keep the best swimmer/teacher ration for learning, and is the central communicator for our swim school. This means that she helps make sure anyone on our waiting list gets a chance to be a part of our program as soon as space opens up on the roster. Faith is excited to help to give our Little Vikings a fun and valuable learning experience to get their swim team experience started.
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.