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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 questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Kris K Moellenberg

Head Coach

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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 pysical 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 Tsumami 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 finsihed in the top 16 earning All-Ohio Honors and some even finsishing 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 slow."

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.

 

Kelsey Mefferd

Assistant Coach

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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 records. Kelsey has been an assistant coach and swim lessons instructor at Belmont Country Club, and most recently, the Fort Meigs YMCA. She is currently majoring in Spanish with a minor in Marketing at Bowling Green State University.  

Lori J Yaross

Assistant Coach

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Coach Lori Yaross is entering her first year at Tsunami Sylvania Swim Club where she works with the Senior and Blue group.

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.

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, Michigan.

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 for ten years and is currently in her second year teaching at St. John's Jesuit Academy.

She likes to spend her free time with family and friends. She also enjoys spending her time outdoors and traveling.

Andy King

Assistant Coach

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Board of Directors

Tony Hartung

President

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Terri Wallace

VP of Membership

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Christie McKenzie

Secretary

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Tim Foster

Vice President

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Karen Turley

Board Advisor

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Jamie Szymanski

Member at Large

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Julie Smith

Member at Large

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Koren M. Walsh

Member at Large

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Christine Calcamuggio

Treasurer

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