Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Erik Strom Head Coach



Erik has been the Head Coach of the Rec Plex Sharks since 2006.  Prior to that, he was the Head Developmental Coach at Parkway Swim Club from 1999-2006.

He has coached many phenomenal swimmers over the years who have qualified for Olympic Trials, Nationals, Junior Nationals. He has also coached swimmers who have become Sectionals Champions, Ozark Champions and MSHSAA Champions.

Erik has a BA in Video Production from San Francisco State University.  During his free time he likes reading and cooking. He is married to wife, Debbie and they have one son, Cole


Keri Clynes Assistant Coach


Keri has been coaching the Sharks since 2009 and prior to that, swam for the Sharks for7 years!!

Keri has coached a plethora of swimmers who have gone on to prosper in college and she also enjoys spending time each summer as a Counselor/Coach at the University of Texas- Austin- Longhorns Swim Camp.  She loves distance swimming (500 free) and enjoys teaching Breaststroke technique.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from Southeast Missouri State University  
Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Minor of inclusive classrooms from Concordia University- Portland

Hobbies: Running, swimming, traveling and cooking

Jill Owen Assistant Coach
Jessilyn Kelting Assistant Coach


Coach Jessilyn (Jess) was a swimmer for 14 years, 4 of those years as a swimmer for the Rec Plex Sharks. Her favorite events were distance events - 200 and 500 yards.  Jess attended Missouri State University where she received a BS in Athletic Training and a Masters in Health Administration.  She currently works at Washington University in the surgical education department as a Program Coordinator.  When Jess isn't coaching she enjoys spending time with her 2 year old miniature goldendoodle named Stewart.

Andrea Rogers Assistant Coach
Andrea has been swimming for 18 years.  She won state in the 200 IM as a senior in high school!  Andrea was also captain of her high school team.  Currently Andrea is attending Oklahoma Christian University where she is majoring in math education.  While attending college, she is also on the swim team where she is not only captain of the college team, she also holds 3 individual records for her university!!  Great job Andrea!
Matthew Klotzbach Assistant Coach
Coach Matt swam competitively for 12 years, where his favorite events were backstroke and breaststroke, qualifying for state several times in the backstroke. He has also taught swim lessons for many years to swimmers at all levels. 
Matt has a B.S. in Geography from Illinois State University and when he isn't coaching he loves being active biking, hiking and skiing.  He also enjoys watching movies and playing video games and even has a digital movie collection of over 800 movies!!
Board of Directors
Wendy Nelson President, Apparel
Anna Tilton Vice President
Jenoa Olson Secretary
Gwendolyn Goeke Meet Director
Crystal Mullen Hospitality
Jennifer Wisker Entertainment
Karen Butz Meet Entries / Team Administrator
Brenda Morelock Non-Board Member / Website
Keely Manne Non-Board Member / Co-Meet Director