Kraken Water Polo

Georgia's Finest Youth Water Polo Club 

Our Staff

Owen Sweitzer

Head Coach / Owner

Coach Owen has been coaching water polo in Georgia since 2008. In 2006 and 2007, he was the captain of Wheeler High School's water polo team when they placed both years as state runner-up. Owen has been the Head Coach of Kraken Water Polo and Wildcat Water Polo since 2009. In 2017 Wildcats placed 3rd in state for Girls, and 1st in state for Boys.  Additionally, Owen has coached swimming for 12 years and was selected as a GA Swimming Zone Team coach in 2016 and 2017.

Jeff Drews

Assistant Coach

Jeff played high school water polo at Troy High School in Michigan, and collegiately at Michigan State University While at Michigan State, Jeff and his team won two Big Ten titles and one National Championship. After graduating, He served as the head coach at his alma mater Troy High School for 7 years before coming on board at Kraken Water Polo in 2016. Jeff was a 'Team Georgia' Boys coach for the ODP Identification Tournament in 2017 and 2018

Kelsey Drews

Assistant Coach

Kelsey played water polo for 4 years at Troy High School in Michigan. She teaches 2nd grade at Heritage Elementary in College Park, and joined Kraken Water Polo as an assistant coach in 2016. Kelsey has played an important part in developing most of the current "A Team" players for Kraken. 

Karina Cordisco

Assistant Coach / Lead Women's Coach

Karina joined our program in 2016 as the lead women's coach. Karina was the original coach for the first water polo team in Georgia back in 2006, where she taught Coach Owen how to play and helped to start the water polo league that ultimately became the GHSWPA. Karina played high school water polo in Miami, Florida. Karina most recently served as a coach for the 2018 Dynamo 16u Girls Squad that competed in JO Qualifiers (FL) and JO Championships (CA). In 2018, Karina coached the Lady Wildcats in their State Championship season. 

Steven Kent

Assistant Coach

Steven graduated from Wheeler High School in 2017, he played for Kraken and the Wildcats for all 4 years and won Player of the Year for Georgia in his senior year. Steven joined Kraken in 2017 as an assistant coach 

James Herring

Assistant Coach / Strength and Conditioning

James graduated from high school in 2013 after playing for Kraken for 2 years. He has a passion for strength training and bodybuilding. James joined Kraken in 2017 as an assistant coach, and in 2018 James was named the GHSWPA D3 Coach of the Year for his leadership with Wildcats C.

Chris Sweitzer

Team Administrator

Chris took over the growing team administrator duties in 2012 and has been a huge part of what makes Kraken great. Chris manages registrations, communications, and game/practice attendance. Chris also served as our scorekeeper and timer for many years when his son William played for Kraken, and still frequently serves in this role!