Coach Clinton Bailey
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[2006- ] Newton Nitros Head coach. Throughout his tenure, he has won numerous Missouri Valley small teams division championships and coaches age group swimmers to become Missouri Valley Champions and Zone Qualifiers. His success with senior-aged swimmers continues as he coached swimmers into national meets and had many continue their careers with Division I & II colleges. Clinton coaches with a strong fundamental stroke mechanics philosophy and he believes that strong technique translates into strong swimming.
[1998-2006] John Muir High School, Pasadena, Cal. Head coach, boys and girls swimming; boys and girls water polo.
Gerrish Swim & Tennis Club, Pasadena, Cal. Head coach.
Wichita Swim Club, Wichita, Kan. Assistant coach.
Valley Center Swim Club, Wichita, Kan. Head coach.
Personal Originally from Valley Center, Kan, Clinton returned home to coach the Newton Nitros and reside near his parents. Clinton and his wife Cecilia have 9 children. He comes from a supportive swimming family of 14 and swam competitively as a child and in college for Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. He holds a bachelor degree in Mathematics from California State University, Los Angeles. He has coached swimming since age 19.
Assistant Coach Tanner Sechrist
[2016- ] Newton Nitros Assistant coach. Tanner helps Coach Bailey during practices, teaching technique to age-group swimmers. Tanner’s experience as a former Nitro proves valuable as he guides younger swimmers on-deck at league meets and assists Coach at heavy-volume events. Parents often comment that Tanner is an excellent role-model and cool guy for their children.
[Current] Tabor College, Swimmer.
[Club] Newton Nitros Swimmer.
Personal From Hillsboro, Kan. Attends Tabor College.
Assistant Coach Garrett Alleven
[2017- ] Newton Nitros Assistant coach. Garrett splits time between an Engineering major at Wichita State University and helping lead former teammates on-deck at practices.
[2009-2017] Newton Nitros Swimmer. His name appears throughout the team record book at multiple age groups. Garrett spent many hours in the pool practicing with Coach Bailey. This lead to numerous top finishes and qualifications along the meet trail, culminating in appearances in the ProAm Series. Garrett also competed in Sectionals, Champs and Districts throughout his Nitros career.
Personal From Marion, Kan. Attends Wichita State University, majoring in Engineering. His two younger brothers are former Newton Nitros as well.
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Newton Nitros Swim Club
P.O. Box 341
North Newton, KS 67117
Newton Senior High School
900 W. 12th Street
Newton, KS 67114
Newton Municipal Pool
401 N. Santa Fe Street
Newton, KS 67114