Jerry L Johnston
Jerry Johnston is a level 4 ASCA and USA certified coach.
Jerry grew up in the Washington area, swimming for Lake Washington Swim Club and setting a national age group record at a young age. He continued to swim, and went on to Junior then Senior national top 5 placements, and qualified for the Olympic trials X 2. He was awarded a full athletic scholarship to the University of Washington, where he was Team Captain, and NCAA All American.
He coached for the town of Issaquah, growing a team of 20 swimmers to over 200, with beginners to masters, junior and senior national swimmers AND champions, as well as Olympic trial qualifiers. He was King Co coach of the year, PSSA coach of the year, IES Coach of the Year, Washington state High school coach of the year, and led his girls' high school team to 3 consecutive state championships. Coach Johnston is excited to work with the Piranha swimmers and families to build on the great reputation of the Poulsbo Piranhas Swim Team.
Thomas M Springer
Lead Pre-Gold and Silver Age Group Coach
Tom began coaching in the spring of 2005. Tom was
a collegiate nationally ranked swimmer from 1992-1994 specializing
in backstroke and the Individual Medley.
"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!"
Lead Bronze Age Group Coach
Mikal is a Level 2 ASCA coach. He
has coached swimming since 2008.
He swam competitively for 13
years, Mikal swam at the club and high school level; his best
events for short course included 500 and 1650 yard Free, 100 and
200 yard Breaststroke. During the long course season, Mikal
excelled at the 1500 meter Free and 100, 200 meter
"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 workouts".
Mikal also teaches swimming
lessons because he loves to encourage kids to feel confident in the
water which helps them to enjoy it. Mikal has helped lead
many children into competitive swimming.
"I'm proud to be a part of PPST,
and I'm proud of the swimmers who I coach for their hard work in