Coaches and Directors

Coaching Team
Kim Wanner Head Coach

Coach Kim started swimming at the age of 3 and competitively at 4. She spent her swimming career at Wilmington Aquatic Club under Hall of Fame Coach Bob Mattson. She represented the Mid-Atlantic LSC at Eastern Zone meets, was a Jr. & Sr. National Qualifier, US Open Qualifier and competed at meets across the country. She was an IMer and breaststroker. Kim has spent many years teaching swim lessons, coaching at WAC, and most recently coaching at MDY. Kim’s coaching philosophy is rooted in her passion for mechanics and the science behind swimming. You’ll hear Kim on deck adjusting strokes and providing constant reminders to facilitate self-correction. She will be OPST’s biggest cheerleader and be just as loud at competitions as she is during practices!

Brad Diehl Assistant Head Coach

Coach Brad has been involved in competitive swimming since 1989 as a swimmer and as a coach. As a youth he swam for the Bannister Barracudas in Charles County Maryland where he grew up. His favorite events were the 50 Breaststroke and the 100 IM. He has been an assistant coach for the Bannister Barracudas Swim Team, The Potomac Raiders Swim Team, Coastal Aquatics Swim Team, and has been with Ocean Pines Swim Team since 2017. In addition to swimming Brad has also coached little league and high school baseball. 

Brad graduated from Washington Bible College with a B.S. in Bible and is currently seeking to complete his Masters of Divinity program at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He currently serves as the Senior Pastor at Berlin First Baptist Church. 

Brad has been married to his wife Shannon since 2002 and has two children, Adam and Mathew. Adam is a member of the Ocean Pines Hammerheads. When Brad is not working or coaching you will probably find him with his family, in the ocean with his bodyboard being a big kid or begging for oatmeal cookies. 

Kristina Watts Lead Assistant Coach

Coach Kristina started swimming when she was 7 years old. She swam for summer league teams Worthington Valley Waves (2 years) and South Carroll Serpents (9 years). After her first summer swimming, Kristina joined Eagles Swim team to begin swimming year round, where she swam competitively for 10 years. Kristina then went on to swim for Salisbury University for 4 years where she earned a degree in Mathematics Secondary Education. She is now a math teacher at Stephen Decatur High School.

Kristina’s coaching career started when she was 15, both swimming and coaching for South Carroll Serpents. She continued to coach the Serpents every summer until the summer after her first year of college. After completing a year of college at Salisbury, Kristina began coaching for Ocean Pines Swim Team in the spring of 2013. She also had the opportunity to be an undergraduate assistant coach for Salisbury University’s swim team for 1 season.

Robert Leszczynski Assistant Coach

Coach, Robert Leszczynski has been in the sport of swimming for over 11 years, in which he was fortunate enough to qualify for Maryland State Championships and NCSA Junior Nationals in 2010 & 2011. After high school, Robert went on to swim in college with the Salisbury University Gulls. There he set a relay record at the time and won Rookie of the Year in 2012. Shortly after the 2012 swim season ended, Robert walked on to play rugby for The Salisbury University Sharks until 2016.  During his time there, he helped push the Sharks to win just there 3rd Division II National Championship in 2013. Luckily Robert found his way back to the sport he always loved thanks in part to Coach Kristina Watts. As a fellow teammate and friend, she was gracious enough to get him an interview for OPST. He also has to thank the three mentors/coaches he swam under; Scott McIntire, Craig Clift, and Jill Stevenson.

Board of Directors
Dawn Harner Acting President
Greer Groves VP; Fundraising, Team Events
Kathy McDaniel Treasurer
Amanda Slaysman Acting Secretary - Team Gear
Kelley Rakow Past-President
Adam Wright Member at Large
Kim Wanner Head Coach; Member at Large
Joy Fink Team Administrator; Member at Large