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Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Tom Kleiboeker Head Coach

ASCA Level 4 & 5

Christopher Novak Head Age Group Coach
Amy Strathman Age Group Coach

A lifelong Liberty resident Amy has been a part of competitive swimming for the past 35 years.  She was a state qualifier for Liberty high school in fly, back and IM.  She spent her summers swimming and assisting  with the  Clayview Country Club swim team.  During college she coached during the summer months for Liberty Hills Country Club and the New Mark Stingrays.  A graduate from the University of Kansas with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science, Amy is currently employed as a Senior Admissions advisor for Cleveland University Kansas City and recruits specifically for the Doctor of Chiropractic program.

 

Amy has been a private swim instructor in Liberty for the past 10 years and teaches all levels from beginners, competitive stroke technique and adult learn to swim.  Amy has been involved with Tsunami Swim Team for the past 10 years supporting her daughter Madison, who is currently a senior swimming at the University of Arkansas.  During her time as a parent with Tsunami she volunteered as a USA Swimming certified stroke judge.

Michael Wienands Age Group Coach
David Hill Age Group Coach

Age Group II - Head Coach

In his second SC season as a TST coach, David is excited to work with our new and returning swimmers. His goal is to help our swimmers thrive as people in and out of the water.

This will be his 12th year coaching. David has experience coaching summer swim teams all over the KC Metro: Fairway, Prairie Village, Overland Park, and Riss Lake. Also he has coached other Clubs in the Metro including KCSA and BWST. He was also a 2022 Missouri Valley All-Star Coach.

Currently, David works full-time as a Middle School P.E. and Health Teacher and enjoys helping students at Crossroads Charter Schools. Also, he is Head Coach for Liberty Storm Swim Team during the summer and teaches private lessons at the Community Center. All together he enjoys serving our families in the Liberty Swim Area and Community.

In addition to teaching and coaching, David is pursuing a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Sports Leadership at Concordia University Chicago and Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW). Recently, he graduated from the University of Kansas with a Masters in Education, with an emphasis in Sport Management in Summer of 2022. In Spring 2020, graduated from KU with a Bachelors in Education, with an emphasis in Health and Physical Education.

With goals for helping TST grow, David is dedicated to developing our swimmers to become better people and to enjoy the sport of swimming. His coaching philosophy helps swimmers focus on 3 key areas: skills, teamwork, and fun. Together these important areas will help our swimmers develop as people and athletes.

"You see, achieving intermediary, progressive goals on a regular basis produces everyday excellence and keeps your Game Plan aligned with your vision. You grow by taking chances, and you reach your dreams by taking them, too. In a sense, risks provide the fuel needed to get on the road to, as Michael put it, wherever you want to go —Bob Bowman" (Bob Bowman Quotes, The Golden Rules. 2016).
Madison Strathman Assistant Senior Coach
Board of Directors
Martin Augustine President
Kristin Hennenfent Treasurer
Amanda True At-Large
Andrea Pittman Safe Sport Coordinator
Shea Henderson At-Large