Aquajet Coaches

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David Nelson – Head Coach

Coach David Nelson has been the head coach of the Aquajets Swim Team and Norfolk High School since the fall of 2002. He has extensive experience in competitive swimming. As a nationally ranked age group swimmer in Canada to a 6 time All American at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, he has witnessed and experienced a lot in the sport of swimming. A 3rd place at the NCAA Division II National Meet in 1999 for USD ranks as his greatest accomplishment as a swimmer on a team. Contact Coach Nelson at:

Coaching Accomplishments:

Midwestern (Nebraska club) Coach of the Year - 2008
Head Zone Coach – 2006, 2008
Assistant Zone Coach – 2005, 2007
GNAC Conference Champions
 Boys 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Girls 2003, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Top 10 finishes at NSAA State High School Swimming Meet
Boys – 6th 2003, 5th 2006, 2007, 2008,  10th 2015
Girls – 10th 2003
Nebraska State Swimming Runner Up – Boys Team 2017
2017 State Coaches Association Coach of the Year
Sharon Harthoorn -Assistant Coach
Sharon Harthoorn started coaching swimming in 2007 in Malawi, Africa, where her family lived for 9 years.  She coached for Aquajets from 2008-2009. She was head coach for a club team in Malawi from 2009-2013, and coached the Malawi National Swim team for 5 years. She is also an assistant coach at Norfolk High School.
Renee Cleveland – Assistant Coach

Renee Cleveland was on the Norfolk Aquajets from 1981-1998.  She was also on the Norfolk High School swim team from 1994 to 1998.  Renee qualified for state all 4 years.  She went on to swim at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  Renee has been coaching for the Aquajets since 2015.