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 as well. Shawn is okay with with being called Coach K, but really he likes it when people call him VIKING.
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 Elite Age Group practice
groups, while also serving as the primary coach for our transition
process from PREP to COMP.
Brian is our lead COMP group coach and his primary assignment is
the development of our newest members for racing with our
competitive team. Brian is our technique guru and
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 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.
Sydnie Kate Storm
COMP Team & PSU Site Coach
Coach Sydnie is a 2017 graduate of Webb City High School with a
long history of success as both a Cardinal and a Berzerker.
She is eager to help our swimmers to excel within the
Tri-State conference in the summer with her knowledge of swimming
technique and her endlessly positive attitude. Sydnie attends
Pittsburg State University and is the lead coach for our COMP
practices at our Pittsburg site.
Nathan Hunter Schultz
COMP & Masters Coach
Nathan had successful careers with Berzerker and Webb City High
School, where he was a finalist at both the MSHSAA and USA Swimming
Sectional Championships in the breaststroke events. He still holds
the Cardinals' 100 breaststroke Team Record and was also a part of
the Arkansas LSC Record squad in the 200 Medley
Relay. Nate is our main COMP team assistant at our Webb
City site and is also our lead Masters Coach. Nate currently
attends Ozark Christian College where he is also a part of their