Mike W Ballard
Head Coach -
Mike has been coaching swimming since
2005. He has been a full-time coach for Northland United
since 2013. In his younger days, he swam fast on the KC
Blazers swim team. He has a lifelong commitment to youth
sports – developing well rounded swimmers both on and off the
- 2016 USA Olympic Trials – Coach of NLU Swimmer Marcin
- 2017 Missouri Valley All-Star Team – Age Group Coach
Danielle L Stoermann
Assistant Head Coach
Performance Group - (11th
Danielle began teaching swim
lessons in 2004 with the YMCA, working her way to the Park Hill
Aquatic Center where she revised and expanded the swim lesson
program to promote swimming as a lifelong skill. Danielle is also a
certified Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, and trained hundreds of
lifeguards in the northland over the past seven years. She earned
her BA in English from UMKC in 2013. She is looking forward to
another great season with the Hammerheads!
2013 Missouri Valley Age Group
Zones Coach (Topeka, KS)
2012 Missouri Valley Age Group
Zones Coach (Columbus, IN)
Head Age Group Coach
Head Age Group Coach - Discovery/Challenge
Coach Robin has been involved
with swimming for over 40 years, as an age group swimmer with
Wichita Swim Club, a collegiate athlete at the University of
Kansas, a private swim lesson instructor and most recently a
developmental swim coach for AAAA in Lawrence, Kansas.
Coach Robin’s passion for the
sport of swimming is evident in his coaching style. The energy he
displays toward developing happy, healthy and productive swimmers
cannot go unnoticed.
Dan M Jones
Age Group Coach - Challenge Group
- Challenge Group (3rd Year)
Dan has been
coaching swimmers in the Northland since 2002. In
his 4th year with NLU,
he leads our Challenge group teaching the fundamentals of the sport
to our 12 & Under competitive swimmers.
the basics and building a solid base of skills that enables a
child’s growth in the sport is his primary goal.
provides much more than just learning how to swim.
lessons of cooperation, commitment, setting goals, patience,
discipline, and a multitude of other traits that develop young
swimmers into outstanding citizens is an important part of his
looking forward to the upcoming season and as
always will provide a safe and FUN environment for all the
Aubrey L Bowser
Coach Aubrey swam competitively for eight years. She swam for
NLU for two years in high school, and also swam for Park Hill from
2009-2013. Aubrey has taught swim lessons since the age of 15, and
this will be her third year coaching for NLU. She is a full-time
student at Park University studying Business Management. Looking
forward to another great season for Northland United!