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 Missouri State University
competing as a Breaststroke and IM specialist for the Bears.
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 has served
on the MSHSAA Swimming Advisory Board, and also serves as
Administrative Vice Chair for the Arkansas Swimming LSC Board of
Directors. 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 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 recently graduated from MSSU and
primarily works with our Elite Age Group squad.
AAG and Senior Coach
Brian's primary assignment is the development of our newest members
for racing with our Contract team with the AAG squad, but he also
serves as the main Assistant with our Senior Team.
Brian is our technique guru and often 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
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.