Jessa has been swimming competitively since she was seven, and loves all things water related. She began swimming for the Liberty Storm Swim Team until age fifteen when she began swimming for the Clayview Cahunas. In her sophomore year of high school, she joined Club North Swimming and remained there until she graduated in 2013.
Jessa was a four year varsity swimmer for Liberty North High School and received all conference honors in the 50Y freestyle and 100Y breaststroke along with the 200Y medley relay, 200Y freestyle relay, and 400Y freestyle relay. Her junior and senior year, she competed at the MSHAA State Swim Meet in the 200Y freestyle relay and 200Y medley relay (butterfly (2012), breaststroke (2013)).
Jessa continued swimming past high school for William Jewell College. Her main events were the 50Y freestyle, 100Y freestyle, 100Y breaststroke, 200Y breastroke, 200Y medley relay, 200Y freestyle relay, and the 400 Y freestyle relay. Along with swimming, Jessa studied both mathematics and secondary education. Upon graduating in May, Jessa hopes to find a local position as a high school math teacher and swim coach.
Jessa began her coaching career in 2013, where she became an assistant coach for the Clayview Cahunas. She remained with the Cahunas for three summers. In the Fall of 2014, Jessa became a coach for Club North Swimming, where she still holds a current coaching position. She has also taught private swim lessons for five years. Jessa is a certified USA Swimming Coach, CPR certified, and water safety certified. Jessa loves working with kids and sharing her love for swimming. She believes in the importance of teaching good sportsmanship along with proper technique to develop a well-rounded athlete. Above anything else, Jessa wants to make the sport of swimming fun and something kids look forward to participating in each day.
The love of water has been a part of Rachel’s life ever since she can remember. Growing up in a household where water activities were a normal part of the family’s life, Rachel followed suit, literally. Rachel joined Blackline Swim Club in Minnesota at age 5. Making strong friendships and having instant success in the water, Rachel was hooked and continued her swimming career when she moved to Kansas City when she was eight. During Rachel’s swimming career in KC, Rachel swam for Tsunami Swim Team and Club North Swimming, participating in high level competition.
Rachel was a four year varsity swimmer for Staley High School and received all conference honors all four years. Rachel was a conference champion all four years in the 500 free, holding a conference and school record in this event. She received all state honors in the 200 medley, 200 and 400 free relay, 500 and 200 free, placing in the top 9 all four years in the 500 free. Rachel was a team captain her senior year at Staley.
Rachel has continued her swimming career as 2019-2020 sophomore at William Jewell college. Her events are the 100 back, 200 back, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free and the 1650 free, along with a variety of relays. Rachel continues to make lifelong friends because of the sport of swimming. Rachel is studying Public Relations with a minor in Business.
Most importantly, Rachel has a love for kids and a love for teaching kids to be safe in the water. Since 2014, Rachel has privately instructed young swimmers in water safety, learning to swim and competitive swimming. While at Staley High School, Rachel was a student in the Northland Caps program and had an internship in a local daycare. This experience with children and parents has strengthened her ability to relate with parents and understand the stages of children. Since swimming has been a major part of her life, Rachel understands the importance of keeping the sport fun and building lifetime friendships in the process. Rachel is looking forward to sharing her love for the sport with all of your loved ones.
Shea began swimming competitively when she was 8 years old with the Liberty Storm Swim team. She then joined the Tsunami Swim Team of KC and remained there until she graduated in 2018. She also competed for the Liberty High School team and the Clayview Cahunas over the years.
Shea was a 4-year Varsity swimmer at Liberty as well as a 4-year MSHAA state swim meet qualifier. She also earned All-Conference Honors in the 100Y Fly, 50Y Free, 200Y IM and multiple relays throughout high school. The highlight of her high school swimming career was earning All-State Honorable Mention Honors her junior and senior year as well as being a part of the school record holding 400 free relay. Shea also loved competing in the Northland Conference for the Clayview Cahunas, and currently holds the Northland Conference Girls 15-18 200M Free Relay record along with her former teammates.
Shea is now a college student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, studying political science and business. Since ending her swimming career last year, she has been looking to stay involved in the sport and feels that coaching for the Whitecaps will be the perfect way to do that! She has taught private swim lessons for the last several years and is excited to gain experience as a coach. Shea's main goal is to make sure that every swimmer has fun and achieves their goals!