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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
Kyle Martin Assistant Coach
Allison Baldwin Age Group Coach

Alli Baldwin is a Liberty native through and through. She swam for the Missouri Swim Stars for six years, before Tsunami was existent. Alli also swam for Clayview Country Club for seven years during her summers, and loved the sport. Although she left the sport to explore other opportunities, she never forgot her roots. Alli graduated from Liberty High School in 2004.

 

In 2008, Alli graduated from William Jewell College with a B.S. in Elementary Education, a minor in Nonprofit Leadership, and honors in American Humanics. Since then, she has dabbled in a variety of careers, but teaching has always called her back. With seven years of teaching experience under her belt, Alli is passionate about impacting the youth of her community in a positive way. She currently teaches at Heritage Middle School in Liberty, and sponsors a running club.

 

In 2017, Alli competed in her first triathlon, where she really found her place in athletics. With a strong swim background, she was able to clench first place overall in her first event. She has competed in eight triathlons since, and finished on the podium in seven of the eight triathlons, with top swimming times in every race. Alli's main goal as a coach is to establish a strong foundation in swimming, while helping youth find their place in sport too, and cultivating a positive environment for all swimmers!

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

David Hill, is an Elementary P.E. and Health Teacher working in the Kansas City Missouri Public School District and is Head Coach for Overland Park Summer Swim Team. For the past 10 years, he has been involved with coaching both club and summer swim on numerous teams in both Kansas and Missouri. Formerly, David was Head Coach for Riss Lake Riptides and former Age Group Coach on KC Blue Wave SwimTeam.

He is currently pursuing a M.S.E. in Sport Management at the University of Kansas and ACE Personal Trainer Certification. David graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S.E. in Health and Physical Education in Spring of 2020. In addition, David had previously graduated nursing school from Johnson County Community College in 2016 and worked in Health Care for the last 5 years.

His favorite aspects of coaching are seeing swimmers progress, achieve personal and team success, and develop a passion for the sport of swimming.
Most importantly, he wants to help our team bond as a whole, ensuring that each swimmer, family member, board member, and coach plays an essential role on our team. Also to help swimmers share great values and support their
teammates in cultivating a positive team atmosphere.

Board of Directors
William Dillon President
Amanda True At-Large
Andrea Pittman Safe Sport Coordinator
Shea Henderson At-Large
Martin Augustine At-Large
Kristin Hennenfent Treasurer