This is Shea's 5th year with the Whitecaps, and 2nd year as head coach. She 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 competed with them until she graduated from high school in 2018. She also competed for the Liberty High School team and the Clayview Cahunas over the years. Shea was a 4-year varsity letter winner, as well as a 4-year MSHSAA state swim meet qualifier during her time at Liberty. The highlight of her swimming career was earning All-State Honorable Mention Honors her junior and senior year. Shea is a 2022 graduate of the University of Missouri, with a degree in Psychology, with plans to attend graduate school and become a school counselor. Shea has loved her time with the Whitecaps the last few seasons and is excited for her first season as head coach. Her goal is that every swimmer has fun and finds success in the sport of swimming.
This is Kate’s 2nd year with the Whitecaps. She is super excited to getting to know all the swimmers and their families this summer. She began swimming for Liberty Hills Country Club when she was 7 years old and then began swimming competitively when she was 9 years old with Club North Swimming and continued to swim for them until she graduated from Liberty North High School in 2020. Kate was a part of the high school swim team throughout her four years as an Eagle, where she was a part of the varsity swim team and competed at the state level all four years. The highlight of Kate’s swim career was achieving 1st team All-State as well as making life-long friendships through the sport of swim.
Kate finished her 3rd year at Kansas State University where she is studying Communication Science and Disorders, minoring in Leadership and Human Development and Family Science. Kate hopes to continue to grad school after her undergraduate years to become a Speech Language Pathologist. Kate is super excited to get this season going and hopes that every swimmer walks away from the season with life-long memories.
This will be Tait's first year coaching Woodneath. Tait has been swimming for over 10 years now and has competed with Old Pike, Clayview, and Kearney in the summer league. He swam for Club North since the opening in 2014 and swam all four years at Liberty High School. Tait was All-State eight times and was on the LHS team that placed 2nd in 2018. He now swims Division I at Lindenwood University. The highlight of his swimming career has been winning conferences for the first time his sophomore year at Liberty. Tait will be a senior at Lindenwood University, where he studies Business Administration with a specialty in Finance. He is super excited for this season and to hang out with so many awesome swimmers.