Kris K Moellenberg
Kris Moellenberg was born
and raised in Sylvania, Ohio. He is a 1981 graduate of
Southview High School where he excelled at swimming.
Following high school, he attended the University of Toledo
majoring in physical education and also swam all four years for the
Rockets. Following graduation in 1986, he started his
coaching career in Florida and Colorado.
Kris has been a
professional swim coach for 36 years, and 17 of those years have
been with Tsunami. In 1994, he took a position as the head
coach with the team and again in 2010. During this tenure,
senior swimmers have achieved USA Sectional, USA Open, USA Junior
National, USA Futures, and USA Sectional times. Kris has also
had swimmers receive USA Academic All-American awards while in high
school. As an age group coach, he has had numerous age-group
swimmers qualify for the Ohio Junior Olympic state meet, earning
them age group champions, and top 10 age group rank in the
country. There have also been many swimmers who earn Central
Zone qualifying times where Kris has been invited to be an Ohio
team coach for 9 years.
Though Tsunami keeps Kris
very busy, he has also been the head coach for Southview High
School since 2009. While under his direction, Kris has had
several swimmers qualify for the High School Division 1 State
meet. While this meet has the reputation of being one of the
fastest high school championship meets in the country, his swimmers
have finished in the top 16 earning All-Ohio Honors and some even
finishing in the final 8!
Professionally, Kris has
been honored as BCSN Coach of the Year as well as Ohio Swimming's
Age Group Coach of the year in 2013. Since 2015, Kris has
served as a delegate on Ohio swimming's board and has been the
representative at the USA Swimming conventions.
Kris stated, "My
philosophy is pretty simple, HAVE FUN. If you swim right, you will
swim fast. If you swim Ugly, you will swim
Kris lives in Sylvania
with his wife of 31 years, Kathy. In his spare time, he
enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and traveling around
the country especially to Alaska.
Lori J Yaross
Coach Lori Yaross started
with Tsunami in 2015 where she works with the Senior and Blue
She is also the head
coach at St. John's Jesuit High School and Notre Dame Academy.
Where she has been coaching there since 2010. In 2014, she received the
TRAC Coach of the Year award and was nominated for BCSN Coach of
the Season in 2015.
Coach Yaross was the
co-founder of the Dundee Dragon Swim Club in Dundee, Michigan, and
has been served as head coach since 2007-2015. She also served as
the Erie Mason head coach from 2007-11, in Erie,
Coach Yaross graduated
from Erie Mason High School in 1999. She qualified for state
competition her sophomore through senior seasons and held five
school records. She competed at Cleveland State University, where
she was a team captain for three years.
After receiving her
undergraduate degree in education from Cleveland State University
in 2005, Coach Yaross then followed with her Master's degree in
Education, with a focus in Reading, from Lourdes University in
2013. She has been teaching since 2006 and has been teaching St.
John's Jesuit Academy since 2014.
She likes to spend her
free time with family and friends. She also enjoys spending her
time outdoors and traveling.
Coach Andy attended
Ottawa Hills Highschool and swam for a local swim
Andy has been with
Tsunami since 2014 and is also the assistant coach for Sylvania
Southview swim team. Previously, Andy was an assistant coach
for Lincolshire swim club.
Andy majored in communications at the University of
In his spare time, Andy
likes to workout and play sports or video games.
stroke is Breaststroke!
Kelsey started swimming
at the age of 5 and continued to swim during all 4 years at
Perrysburg High School. During her time there, she was a team
captain her senior year and also and holds multiple
Kelsey has been an
assistant coach and swim lessons instructor at Belmont Country
Club, and most recently, the Fort Meigs YMCA. She has been Sylvania
Tsunami since 2014.
Kelsey majored in Spanish with a minor in Marketing at
Bowling Green State University. She graduated from BGSU in 2015.
Kelsey is currently in Customer Service for a local
In her spare time, Kelsey
is an avid reader.
Kelsey's favorite strokes
are Backstroke and distance Freestyle!
Courtney L Hartung
Coach Courtney started
swimming at the age of 8 and continued to swim competitively
up to the high school level.
During her time in
high school, she was a swim instructor and lifeguard at the
Coach Courtney is
currently attending Mercy College of Ohio and is on track to get
her bachelor of nursing degree.
In her spare time,
Courtney enjoys shooting competitive archery and is currently a
multiple state champion in several divisions.
stroke is Backstroke!