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We are here for your support. 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 topics, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members at the bottom of the page.

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 Administrative Vice Chair for the Arkansas Swimming LSC Board of Directors.  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

EAG 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 recently graduated from MSSU and primarily works with our Elite Age Group squad.

Brian Zinck

AAG and Senior Coach

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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 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.

Board of Directors and Admin Staff

Mica J Rosenow

President

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Jason Leung

Treasurer

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Meghan Klosterman

Secretary

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Stephanie Miller

Team Manager

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Carol Watts

Bookkeeper

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Chris Todd Whitesell

Member At-Large

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Ken Griffing

Member At-Large

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Karen Hines

Member At-Large

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