Head Coach - Gold Group
I am an ASCA Level 3 certified coach. I have been coaching over
15 years now. I set goals to constantly bring up to date my level
of coaching. I endeavor to work hard for my swimmers by
keeping documented educational hours, test, and provide the
required "performance achievements" and submit verification/data to
receive the certification. I have coached High School All
Americans, Age Group National Top 16 Swimmers, and had those
swimmers qualify for USS Nationals. I was selected to serve as the
coach for the 13-14 years olds representing the Pacific Northwest
All Stars Team and the North American Challenge Cup.
I coached in the Oregon Swimming area for a number of years, and
it is where most of my performance swimmers were recorded. I
coached high school swimming for 5 high schools, with a combined
number of as many as 118 swimmers in a season, (Camas High, Battle
Ground High, Washougal High, Hockinson High, and Brush Prairie).
I was an athlete all my life, and even as a master's athlete
after graduating from Oregon State University, I competed in
Ironman competitions (many), running and bicycle racing.
Thomas M Springer
Age Group Coach
Tom began coaching
in the spring of 2005. He has was a collegiate nationally ranked
swimmer in 1992-4 specializing in backstroke and the Individual
Medly. "Joining the Piranhas as a coach has been a wonderful
experience. There is nothing better than watching a person make
transformational discoveries about themselves and what they are
capable of... I get to see that in the pool every day. And be part
of the process!"
Age Group Coach
I am a Level 2 certified swimming coach. I have coached swimming
for over 4 years.
I did competitive swimming myself for 13 years, which included
club level and high school; my best events included 500 yd and 1650
yd Free, 100 yd and 200 yd Breaststroke. 1500 meter Free, 100 and
200 meter Breaststroke.
I've always been an athletic guy, I still try my best to stay
in shape to set a good example for the swimmers; I love doing
dryland workouts with them as well as in the water
I teaching swimming lessons as well, because I love to help
kids get a feeling for the water and help them to enjoy it; I've
helped lead many children to competitive swimming as
I'm proud to be a part of PPST, and I'm proud of the swimmers
who I coach for their hard work in competition.
As Washington DC native she started swimming at the local summer
swim team at the age of 9. Progressing into the tween year she
moved into the world of USA swimming with Nations Capital Swim Club
and started coaching/private lessons till college at East Carolina
University. By the time of adult hood, and several Navy moves
latter, she coached several swim teams in the Hampton Roads, VA
area including TCAC, Indian Lakes Swim Team and other head parent
volunteer positions. Once the family transferred back to the DC
area, she immediately went back to Natation's Capital Swim Club as
a head 8 and under coach and head AM performance, plus, and age
group 3 coach. Also while in the area she coached a top tier
championship summer league team, the Mt. Vernon Gators.
Now she is on the next adventure in Washington State with the
Piranhas. Her favorite part of swimming is the smile on the
swimmers faces when it all “clicks” either at practice
or a meet.
Coach Kellee Brotherton
Silver Lead Coach
Poulsbo Piranha Swim Team